How We Met
Ryan and I met in college. We went to SUNY Oneonta, a college in upstate New York. We were friends at first and then a relationship started to bloom from there on. We actually started to date the later half of our senior year of college, it all started with a teddy bear that he gave me on Valentine’s Day! We have been dating since then, 4 and 1/2 years.
how they asked
It was our 2nd day in Paris for the first time! Ryan had told me that he found this fancy restaurant that overlooked the Eiffel Tower so we had to get dressed up a bit because it was the restaurant dress code. He made the reservations for noon but he wanted us to explore around the Eiffel beforehand.
We ended up walking over the Bir Hakeim Bridge with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower (all planned by him of course), he had asked a stranger to take our photo, and in the next few seconds he had said, Casey, you are my best friend and I love you more than anything in the world before getting down on one knee and asking if I’d marry him!
… The stranger wasn’t a stranger to him at all! He introduced me to Frederic the photographer afterward, who had he been speaking with for weeks!