How We Met
Eddie and I met the first week of our freshmen year at Bridgewater College. My freshmen year roommate grew up in the same town as Eddie. We met briefly outside the student cafeteria during the first few days of school. Later that week, as my roommate and I were desperate to make friends, she texted Eddie and asked if he and his roommate wanted to go into town and eat at Chipotle.
When we got to Chipotle, the line was out the door! We decided to go across the street to a sub shop. We were reintroduced over sub sandwiches! Our love story was a little unconventional as we both began college still in relationships from high school. Not looking for anything more than a friendship, we initially did not see each other as romantic partners. However, we soon realized that we were meant to be more than just friends. We began officially dating on October 14, 2014.
How They Asked
If you asked Eddie or me, you would probably find that very early on we knew that we would get married. However, I wasn’t sure when would officially take that leap! We were moving to North Carolina at the end of the summer for me to attend graduate school and I figured there was too much going on for him to be planning a proposal. We had discussed engagement some and knew that we both wanted to marry one another but I figured it would be a while longer! Every summer, my family vacations in Williamsburg, Virginia at Kingsmill Resort.
Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite thing to do is go down to the dock and feed the ducks. On this particular evening, I thought that was exactly what we were going to do. As I reached for duck food, Eddie reached into his pocket for something else. Down on one knee, he asked me to marry him!
I was so excited and shocked that I blurted out, “Wait, are you serious?” before of course saying “YES!” My ring has incredible meaning to it as well. The main stone in the ring was my great-grandmother’s. The ring was handed down to my grandmother and then to me. However, it doesn’t stop there. My mother gave Eddie a set of diamond earrings that my Dad had given to her. So, Eddie designed a ring that has diamonds from my great-grandmother and my mother!