Carly and Brendon

How We Met

All of my dreams have come true. Brendon and I met on Bumble two years ago and throughout our relationship, we spend weekend after weekend exploring the mountains of Colorado.

I grew up in Chicago, IL, and Brendon grew up in a Gunnison, CO. A few months after we started dating, Brendon planned a little weekend getaway in Crested Butte, CO. This trip was incredible for us and was the first time we shared the words, “I love you.”

how they asked

In March of this year, he planned a ski trip for us up in Crested Butte with his family. Being so sure of the fact that I wanted to marry this man, I had been getting eager to receive a proposal. On the way up to the ski trip in the car, I asked him when he was going to propose and told him sarcastically that I couldn’t wait any longer! With the ring in his pocket, he knew he had to distract me. He looked at me and said, “it’s not happening this weekend in Crested Butte, but I promise you, Carly, it’s coming soon.”

I was pretty discouraged. I kept thinking this would be the perfect weekend to get engaged! Later that day, after a full day of skiing with the family, we all went downtown Crested Butte to Elk Ave for dinner. I should have seen the signs. His whole family was there for no particular celebration, we had reservations for dinner at a nice restaurant, and we were all in our ski clothes. As we waited for our reservation, we walked the shops along Elk Ave.

We came across the cafe T-Bar where Brendon and I shared our first “I love you’s” back in the day, and as I spun around to point out the cafe to him, I noticed everyone from the family surrounding me with their cameras out and Brendon on one knee. I covered my mouth with my hands in shock and my heart started racing! This feeling, on March 14, 2019, I will never forget for the rest of my life. Hearing him ask me to marry him had my heart exploding with love and emotion. Seeing that ring was one of the most empowering feelings.

It was the best moment of my life thus far, and we just finally picked a venue and date for our wedding! We are getting married in Breckenridge, CO, in the mountains where we fell in love, in September 2020!