How We Met
We met at a mutual friend’s fundraising event. My colleague, Lucia, was fundraising for a foundation she started to raise money & awareness for children in Haiti. Brooke knew Lucia through her roommates and attended the happy hour/fundraiser as well.
As the auction portion of the evening began, I positioned myself next to Brooke and asked her ‘if I win the brunch for 2, would you go with me?’ She said yes. I didn’t win. She then eavesdropped and heard my name as I closed my tab. A few weeks later during lunch with Lucia she asked about me.
how they asked
On our first date, March 15, 2015, I asked Brooke to meet me at the monument and we’d go for a walk from there. We ended up at The Dubliner Bar & Restaurant in DC where she drank me under the table.
I proposed in front of the monument on July 15, 2016. Thereafter, Brooke & I again ventured to the Dubliner where 40+ of our DC friends & family were there to celebrate us at the surprised engagement party.