Chelsea and Derek

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How We Met

Derek and I met in May 2011 at a Jason Aldean concert. He was hanging with his sister and I was hanging with my cousin who went to college together. During the concert, a guy (Derek) came up behind me and started dancing. I felt an instant spark, got his number and we were texting later that night. A couple of months later and we made it official that we’re a couple. In July 2016 we bought our first home together.

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How They Asked

On April 5, 2018, we were on our second day of vacation in sunny San Diego, CA. We spent the day exploring places like Coronado and Pacific Beach and were planning on making our way to a lookout to watch the sunset. When we pulled up to what was supposed to be the lookout it was actually a crappy commuter parking lot which got me very confused. Someone asked if we were here for the balloons and Derek replied yes.

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Trucks pulled up towing hot air balloons. A hot air balloon ride had always been on my bucket list and Derek must have been listening when I told this to my mom one time so I was super excited for the adventure we were about to go on. The view was amazing and 3,400 feet in the air Derek got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.

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