Joe and Karissa

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How We Met

Joe and I met when we were eleven years old at our middle school in 2011. We briefly dated in sixth grade but remained friends throughout middle school. In 8th grade he asked me to the winter formal, and four months later, he asked me to be his girlfriend April 4th, 2013 in our middle school gym!

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How They Asked

Joe asked our 6th grade English teacher who is now a principal, if he would be willing to open our middle school up on a Sunday so that Joe could propose where he first met me, and in the same gym he asked me to be his girlfriend in nine years ago! He had all of our pictures and flowers on a table in the center of the gym and had my friends drive me there without me knowing! In the flowers it had two cards saying Karissa, will you marry me? Best day ever!

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Special Thanks

Clare ellerbee
 | Photographer