How We Met
Kyle and I met in 2012 at the University of North Florida through our mutual friend Taylor. With her expert matchmaking skills, Taylor thought we would be perfect together so she got to work! Our first encounter was running the Color Run together where were meant to complete the race together and get to know each other. Kyle ran away from me, and that was that.
Our next chance at love was on a group trip to Universal’s Halloween Horror nights. On the trip with two other couples, Kyle and I were meant to couple up and brave the haunted houses together. Again, Kyle ran away from me and left me in the haunted house alone! Luckily the third time was a charm and Kyle finally asked me out on an official date. We met at his apartment, made homemade pizza, watched a movie, and talked all night. The rest is history!
how they asked
In 2016, Kyle took me on an amazing European adventure. That summer we visited England, Scotland, and Ireland. While in Edinburgh, Scotland, Kyle planned a tour (or so I thought!) of all the beautiful gardens located in the city. At 7 pm on August 12, 2016 Kyle and I made our way through the rainy streets of Edinburgh to the fountain at the Prince Street Gardens to meet the tour group.
When we arrived at the fountain, it was deserted aside from one other couple. We were both confused (well, I was!) so Kyle went to talk to the couple and see if they had any information. Eventually growing impatient, I decided to make my way over to Kyle and the couple. When I reached them, Kyle grabbed my hand and said “Okay Jessica, this is it.” He led me over to the front of the fountain with Edinburgh Castle looming in the background and pulled out a hand-made Ollivander’s wand box.
Kyle got down on one knee and opened the box with a wand and a ring inside. I said “YES!”, of course and couldn’t stop crying.
Luckily the couple from earlier captured the entire moment, since they were actually secret photographers that Kyle hired to photograph the entire thing! I’m a lover of Harry Potter and Kyle planned the ultimate HP proposal! Edinburgh is the city where JK Rowling lived and wrote the first Harry Potter book and Hogwarts was based off Edinburgh Castle! It was magical, to say the least.