Julianna and Christopher

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How We Met

We met at a bar. In January of 2011. Chris was working as a bartender, and I was there for a fun night out with some friends. That day, I had been let go from my first job out of college, and was feeling extremely lost. That job was the reason I moved to the North Shore of Massachusetts, instead of back home to Connecticut. My friend Alyssa said that her friend from high school was bartending, and that we should all go out to get my mind off things. I thought Chris was cute, but being shy, she didn’t say anything to him besides my drink order.

Alyssa went up to Chris and said, “my blonde friend thinks you’re cute!” to which he replied, “Who? You’re with 3 blondes!”

Nevertheless, after a few rounds, I gathered up the (liquid) courage to give Chris my number. I was terrified, but had nothing to lose. Without saying a word, I took his hand, wrote down my number, and then walked away. My friends were all completely shocked, since it’s totally out of character for me.

Later that night, I received a text from Chris saying “You know, you shouldn’t write your number on a bartender’s hand, with serving all the drinks, it could have wiped away”. Which I replied, “well, it worked, didn’t it?”

We went out on our first date a few days later, and the rest is history!

how they asked

He was asking all week:

Chris said he was surprising me with a getaway for our six year anniversary. All week I would ask Chris where he was taking me, and he would reply, “Weymouth Yarmouth Malden Melrose”. Which are all towns near us in Massachusetts.

In the car it was finally revealed that we were going to Boston for the night! We were staying in the Marriott in Copley, and Chris told me we were going somewhere nice for dinner. The room was amazing. It was on a super high floor, had a dinning room and living room, and champagne was delivered. I thought he was really going all out for 6 years! After getting ready in the hotel, I was looking out the window at the incredible view. When I turned around, Chris was on one knee. He said “Weymouth Yarmouth Malden Melrose – Will You Marry Me?” I first said “holy sh*t” but then “Yes!!”

All I wanted to do was call my parents and tell them. Chris said to just let the moment be ours, and we could call them after dinner.

Once we got to Abe and Louie’s, Chris’s mom and dad, my mom and stepdad, and my dad were all waiting at the table to celebrate. It was especially amazing since my parents are divorced, and I would never expect them to be at the same table, but Chris made it happen. It was an amazing night.

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