Emily and Fred

how we met

We met in college at Princeton University but didn’t start dating until a few years later! We were friendly acquaintances at school but both were too busy having fun and playing sports to worry about dating. We reconnected at homecoming in 2015 and realized we’d both recently moved to Washington DC and needed some friends. We decided to meet up for drinks and, after a few failed attempts, finally made it happen. We spent the spring of 2016 trying all the bars and restaurants in the Capitol city and the rest is history.

how they asked

Fred proposed in Costa Rica! The proposal was definitely a surprise. We had just hiked the highest mountain in Central America, Mount Chirripo, over two days and were exhausted but happy to relax in the beautiful beach town of Manuel Antonio. Fred got us up early one morning to go to a private beach he visited previously while living in Costa Rica. We were the only ones on the beach except for a stranger on a huge rock. Fred said, “lets go check that out!”. The “stranger” helped us up onto the rock. Before Emily knew what was happening, Fred was on one knee and the stranger was our photographer, Kevin, capturing the whole thing!