How We Met
Emily and Willi met on November 22, 2016 at a trivia night in Mt. Pleasant. Emily had just finished parent-teacher conferences for the evening and was meeting coworkers, which included Willi’s sister, Kathleen. Kathleen invited both Willi and their brother, Taylor, along for that evening. Taylor and another coworker plotted and made sure Willi sat next to Emily that evening. After Emily relentlessly talked off Willi’s ear about Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them between trivia questions, Willi, quite literally, slid into Emily’s direct messages (DMs) that evening.
How They Asked
On October 17, 2020, Willi popped the question, only after Emily unknowingly almost derailed the whole plan. Willi surprised Emily by having her sister, Caleigh, show up to their home unannounced. She came bearing a letter and mimosa supplies. Willi wrote that Emily had until 4 o’clock to get ready, and then at that time he would be testing her trivia knowledge of their relationship. The trivia questions were all held by different members of Willi and Emily’s immediate family, and she answered them all correctly! The last question was the only one Willi did not know the answer to — it was YES!