Gina and Brad

How We Met

Brad and I met in high school and, funny enough, we were dating other people when we met. After we both graduated college, I saw him at a local bar just leaving to get in a cab. I remember thinking, “wow, he looks hot!!” Then after an hour or so I see him come back to the bar I was at and we started catching up. We instantly had a connection and hit it off! I couldn’t get him off my mind! To start, we were off and on for about a year but somehow fate ALWAYS had us running into each other and bringing us together. Four years later, we are more in love than ever and now get to spend the rest of our lives together!! He’s everything I’ve ever wanted!

How They Asked

Brad and I always had amazing memories in Tahoe. His family has a cabin there and we would go a few times a year. One weekend, we went out to a fancy dinner with his family. When we got back to the cabin, he asked me if I wanted to walk out on the pier and watch the sunset. His brother said he would be going to the casinos to meet up with a buddy of his, so I thought there is no way he would ask without him there! His parents said they would meet us down in a few. When we walked down, we sat on the bench on the pier. The weather was perfect and the sunset was beautiful. He began to tell me how much he loved me and then said, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you and there’s only one way to do that…” INSTANT TEARS. I don’t think I even said yes right away because I was too excited! Then, I look over and there is his brother taking photos and next to him was a picnic blanket, candles and champagne. When we walked over he said he had another surprise for me. All of a sudden, I look up and my entire family was walking down to surprise me!! It was a complete surprise and I couldn’t imagine a better proposal. Now I get to spend forever with my best friend! I couldn’t be happier!