how we met
We first met on homecoming night during Joan’s freshman year and Steve’s sophomore year of college. Joan was out with a few friends and needed a ride home, so one of the people she was with called his friend for a ride home. His friend happened to be Steve. For a week after that Steve looked around campus until he finally gave up and asked one of Joan’s friends for her number.
how they asked
Steve proposed in Cortona, Italy, which is a town on top of a large hill. He asked Joan’s sister to take a picture of the two of them in a spot that overlooked several towns below and surprised Joan by getting down on one knee. About 9 months prior, Steve started working with a client of Joan’s mom, who helped him design and procure the ring. The weekend before leaving for Italy, he picked the ring up and packed it in his carry on.