Katie and Brian
How We Met
Brian and I met more than three years ago. It was a Thursday night and I (Katie) was new to Morristown. I had actually just moved in four days prior, and decided to go out with a girlfriend of mine to a local bar. Brian was out with friends, as he is local to the area, and the majority of his friend grouped decided to go home early.
For once, Brian decided to stay out and go with one of his friends to Iron Bar. We both were at the bar at the same time and Brian approached me. We immediately clicked and by the end of the night, I flashed him! After that evening, we matched on Tinder and our relationship survived over the app until our first date a week later.
How They Asked
We had planned our trip to Germany back in February of 2019. However, my best friends and I had discussed going to Ocktoberfest for years. After the trip was booked, everyone was so excited. We were going to visit Munich, Berlin and then head to Amsterdam!
As the date got closer to our departure, we planned a lot of the trip. Brian, my now fiance, took lead on planning a trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. As background, Brian is a very ‘go-with-the-flow’ type of person and does not enjoy planning. However, I did not think much of it because was the only one in our group who understood and spoke German. He was meticulous in getting tickets to the castle, getting a car at a specific time and ensuring everyone knew the itinerary.
On the day of the castle tour, Brian was up and out the door at 7 A.M. (and he isn’t a morning person). He drove everyone out to Hohenschwangau and as we drove up to the castle, ‘A Castle On The Hill’ by Ed Sheeran started playing. I thought ‘Wow, what a coincidence!” However, Brian told me afterward, he was about the cry!
The day was pretty damp, and chilly, and the hike up the mountain was a steep include for about a mile. Everyone was pretty sweaty by the time we got to the top. I did not enjoy the hike, and told everyone I wish I wore gym clothes when they persisted I look nice for ‘pictures.’ Before our tour, Brian brought us up to this wooden suspension overlook of the castle. He insisted it was ‘worth the extra hike’ and ‘it’d be worth it.’ I started to get an idea when everyone started to pull their phones out before we got on the bridge. As we walked onto the bridge, which was very high and creaky, Brian got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. I cried when he said ‘Will you marry me?’ and I naturally said ‘Yes!’
The next words to come out of his mouth were ‘Whatever you do, don’t drop it!’ because we were up so high on this old wooden bridge! The view, the place and the people we were with made this entire event unforgettable. We’ll cherish it for the rest of our lives. Prost!