Kayla and Dean

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How We Met

Dean and I have been best friends since kindergarten. We dated in 8th grade but decided to stay friends after just 3 weeks of being together. He said he fell in love with me then and has been in love with me ever since. As the years passed we stayed best friends through high school and college, through all the other heartbreaks until I finally realized what I was looking for was right in front of me the whole time! I like to joke with him saying he is the glory story for getting out of the friend zone. We started dating November 2018, got engaged June 15th, 2019, and are planning to get married on December 5th, 2020!

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How They Asked

One of my favorite places in the world is Newport, RI. Since he’s never been there before, I asked if he wanted to go one Saturday in the summer. We drove 2.5 hours from our hometown in CT to Newport. We did some shopping on the strip by the water and then took a walk up to one of my favorite mansions, The Breakers. We took the tour of the mansion and then a nice stroll around the grounds. He turned to me and asked “how much do you love me”, I replied with “a lot of course!” He then followed up with “but how much is a lot?” Me, getting a little agitated, replies with “I don’t know, a lot why?” As I was holding him I could feel his heartbeat going faster and faster then Dean said: “enough to spend the rest of your life with me?” He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

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Special Thanks

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