Kaitlin and Tommy

How We Met

We met 5 years ago aboard the MV Explorer, the greatest abroad program in the world, Semester at Sea. Semester at Sea changed our lives in many ways, but most importantly, we found each other. Incredibly, we both went to Bucknell University, but did not meet until going abroad. Meeting on Semester at Sea gave us a very unique start to our relationship! We met in San Diego, shared our first kiss in Vietnam, fell in love in South Africa, went on our first date in Brazil, and became official as a couple at sea.

Following graduation we moved to Sydney, Australia. We have spent the past 4.5 years living down under, and chose the beautiful beach town of Manly to call home.

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how they asked

It was very fitting that Tommy proposed on one of our favorite Manly walks. It was like any other morning, waking up early to watch the sunrise with a big chocolate croissant in one hand and a coffee in the other from our local bakery. But this morning was made extra special when Tommy dropped down on one knee and proposed as the sun was rising over the ocean!
I was COMPLETELY surprised and the happiest girl in the world.

My parents surprised me and flew in for the weekend to celebrate with us which made it even more of a fairytale.

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