Galina and Matt

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How We Met

Matt and I met the second day of orientation when we started veterinary school. We quickly bonded over Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones and became friends, though we mainly spent time together in a group. He noticed I was struggling in anatomy, so the first time we spent quality time together was to study anatomy (insert joke here). After a few weeks he asked me on a date, and we were inseparable after that. Two weeks into dating we both said to each other that we knew we’d get married- it seemed crazy but felt right. He said he was planning on proposing after we had been dating a year, so it didn’t seem rushed to everyone else. So, we continued to struggle through our first year of veterinary school together. The more I got overwhelmed with the work, the more I realized that if we could be happy together in the most stressful times of our lives, we were meant to be.

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how they asked

We decided to go on a cruise for spring break, and in the Bahamas he asked if I wanted to go for a walk. We walked into the water and he got down on one knee, and it turns out the surrounding “tourists” were actually photographers!

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The ring he gave me was custom made from my great-grandmother’s earring, which dates back to the early 1700’s. We are getting married this summer and could not be more excited to finish our second year of veterinary school so we can have our dream wedding!

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