Cristy and Scott

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How We Met

Scott and I had lived down the street from one another since he was 4 years old and I was 3. We went to the same elementary school, middle school, high school and college. Growing up we had mutual friends that we’ve stayed close with to this day, but the two of us were never close friends. That all changed when we started talking and getting to know each other at a mutual friend’s 4th of July pool party in 2012. We’ve been together ever since and are really excited to be getting married in a couple months!

how they asked

July 25, 2015 Scott and I planned a date in Chicago to visit the Shedd Aquarium and take a helicopter ride around the city. On our way, we stopped at a Dunkin Donuts near our apartment to grab some breakfast. After we paid, Scott seemed a little anxious and drove straight through, forgetting to wait at the next window for our food. I yelled “Wait, you need to go back!” and he quickly backed up (thankfully there wasn’t anyone behind us). Little did I know, there was a reason he wasn’t acting completely like himself. After visiting the Shedd, we walked down the bike path by Lake Michigan and reminisced about our relationship. Next thing I knew, he was down on one knee with the most beautiful ring! I was in shock with my hands over my mouth repeating “OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS?!” and I of course said yes! We asked a stranger to take our picture and then headed to our helicopter ride. While in the helicopter, the guy behind us proposed to his girlfriend and we all celebrated! Later that night, we saw our families and shared the exciting news. It was truly an incredible day!

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