Kate and Andrew
how we met
It was July of 2014, when I won a free ticket to attend a Billy Currington concern through. I tagged along with some girlfriends I had known were going. During the headline performance, a tall, dark and handsome guy surprised me by taking my hand and asked me to dance. He had the moves! As the song finished, my girlfriends were leaving so I quickly told him goodbye with a smile. We only had exchanged our first names. I left that concert all smiles talking with my about this guy, Andrew. Looking back now, I didn’t have the slightest thought that this eye-catching guy would be who I marry one day.
Two weeks passed and I received a Facebook notification of a photo I was tagged in. It was a picture of Andrew and I dancing from the concert! Turns out we had mutual friends at that concert. Andrew was tagged too and that’s where it all really began. We started talking and never stopped.
We have always joked about not having an anniversary of when he asked me to be his girlfriend, because we fell for each other so naturally and effortlessly, that question never really was asked. Each year around July, we would just pick a date to celebrate us.
how they asked
Along with the love of music, we also share the love of traveling. Last April, we finally booked our dream vacation and traveled to Ireland. I had an inkling that he might pop the question while there, but there had been so many other times I thought it would happen and didn’t, I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Four days into the trip and after visiting magical castles and beautiful scenery, my finger was still naked. The thought wasn’t on my radar anymore as I continued to enjoy every ounce of our trip together.
After a busy day of site seeing in the small town of Kinsale, we were relaxing and enjoying a Guinness in our quaint cottage overlooking the hillside town. Andrew had commented that we should return to Kinsale for our anniversary. I laughed because of our ongoing joke of not having an anniversary. It was then he told me it would be for our engagement anniversary, as he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I remember not being able to even look at the ring because of the tears running down my face as I was all smiles. That was a moment I wish I could relive every day and never forget.
We have now been together five years. Needless to say, both Billy Currington and Ireland will forever hold a place in our hearts.