how we met
how they asked
A little bird clued me in that Brianne always hoped when I proposed to her it would be special but private. But with Brianne being Brianne she also wanted to be able to celebrate our engagement with our families and friends. So, she got both! The night of the proposal in our Chicago hotel room, draped in candles and flower petals, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. The next day, 364 days from the day we first met, we returned home with plans of getting dinner and drinks with some friends… or so she thought. After procrastinating all day long, much to Brianne’s expense, we returned to the local dive bar where we first met and were happily greeted by all of our family and friends. Our surprise engagement party was one to remember… or to at least try and remember!