Heather and Ian
How We Met
Ian & I first met at our local coffee shop– however it was so far from what one might consider to be a clichè. I remember being frustrated because my friends had ditched me that night but my sister was somehow able to convince me to come out with her and some of her friends that I had never met before. The evening and conversation was casual but I can vividly recall how Ian seemed to immediately catch my attention with just his beaming presence. Shortly after that night, we would cross paths on several other occasions and even ended up attended each other’s birthday parties. One night I came home from work to find him in my kitchen, again with my sister and some friends, where I convinced them to come out to the bar with me. After that, all I can remember was a kiss at 4 in the morning followed by the most memorable first date the very next day
how they asked
Fast forward 6 & 1/2 years, we had planned an adventurous vacation/ road trip from Denver, Colorado to Las Vegas, Nevada to kick off our summer. In the midst of our travels, we found ourselves exploring Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. After a mile and a half hike, we had made it to the Delicate Arch which was easily one of the most breathtaking sights any of us had seen thus far. When it was our turn to take pictures under the arch, my sister, who was crouched down with her camera, shouted out ‘do something cute!’. It was then that I saw Ian pull a little black box out of his pocket and get down on one knee. In that moment, there was no one else around– just me, him, and the wind– until we heard a large applause coming from the crowd behind us. It could not have been more perfect.