Jessica and Jon

Jessica's Proposal in The Arboretum at Penn State

How We Met

Jon and I met through a mutual friend at College in 2010. I was a Freshman and he was a sophomore. It was actually funny looking back now that we didn’t meet sooner as we both probably crossed paths with each other in High School through that friend even though we didn’t go to the same High School.

In 2011, we started dating, in 2014 we moved in together and in 2015 moved to State College, PA (home of Penn State) so I could begin my first career position, and Jon finished school while working full-time.

Jessica and Jon's Engagement in The Arboretum at Penn State

How They Asked

On May 15, 2018 we went to the gym like any other day. I was cranky and hungry, but Jon insisted we go to the Arboretum (one of my favorite places) for a nice evening “cool down”. Mind you, we both are still in our gym clothes and look sweaty. We took a picture at the fountain and before I knew it Jon was down on one knee. The best part? The man who Jon asked to take our picture for so excited that he locked Jon’s phone so he missed the initial photo op, but the one you see is just moments after so we still were in the moment.

on September 28, 2019 we got married at Mountain View Country Club. We chose that as our venue because we knew State College is where we began our lives together, Penn State is where we met, so it was only right to end one chapter and begin the next in the place we truly feel made a difference in our lives.

Special Thanks

James Allen
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