I met Ben 3 years ago in our home state of Michigan, a year into dating he received an offer to play hockey professionally in Europe. Both excited and scared, we shipped him off to Germany for 5 months. My first trip to visit him was cancelled abruptly when I fell ill and had to stay in the hospital for a week.
The very next day, Ben flew back to America and stayed by my side until I was released. He took me to the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria that year on Valentine’s Day in 2014 after I was back in good health again and then proposed to me here an hour after I got off of my plane on December 22nd, 2015.
Anyone who knows me is aware of my love for anything princess related, so this was truly a special and magical way to say “YES” to my future husband. Luckily, Ben had a good friend disguise himself and he was there waiting to snap all the pictures of the amazing moment.