How We Met
Brandon and I met 10 years ago at the University of Pittsburgh. One night, I was basically in pajamas–no makeup, my hair was a mess–after studying for my nursing school tests all day, I didn’t know I was about to meet my soulmate! I went with my friend to meet some guys she had met, and Brandon answered the door. He was sooo cute, and I instantly felt a connection to him. He was funny, sarcastic, and became the person I looked forward to seeing and talking to most!
After many fun times, phone calls, lunch and dinner dates, and texting all night long, our friendship became a lot more. We finally had our first kiss… and I can assure you that butterflies and fireworks are real. By the end of our college run, we started dating and spending every day together. We took a lot of fun trips, grew our relationship, learned even more about each other, and finally, we moved in together a few years later. I couldn’t wait for him to pop the question!
How They Asked
This past September, we went to the Ellen Show in L.A. and I didn’t know it at the time, but Brandon had the ring in his pocket the whole time and even spoke with Ellen’s team about proposing to me on the show!! Unfortunately, they told him they were unable to make it happen due to timing :(.. so he held on to the ring to give it to me at another special time last year.
For my birthday, he took me to one of the most amazing views in Pittsburgh (Mount Washington) and wined & dined me like a princess. After dinner, he pulled out the ring and got down on one knee and asked, “Want to do this thing forever? Will you marry me?” I could not have been happier or more excited; it was perfect.
We finished the night and the rest of the weekend celebrating with our families! I’m so excited to marry the man of my dreams. He always has been and always will be my best friend and my forever.