How We Met
Brendan and I met two years ago. We were both living in the same apartment building in the city but had not crossed paths yet. One night I walked home from work and found our front door was jammed and no one could get into the building. I waited for awhile and attempted to call the landlord with another neighbor and then a strikingly handsome man walks up and introduces himself as our new neighbor on the second floor. None of us could get a hold of the landlord so we went out for drinks up the street and Brendan and I have been together ever since.
how they asked
To celebrate two years since we met, we made plans to spend a long weekend in Portland, Maine. We have been so excited to visit the city as neither of us have been. Little did I know Brendan and our families had been planning a beautiful proposal… We decided to get dressed up for dinner Saturday night. Brendan had said he planned something for our anniversary and I assumed it was a nice dinner out in Portland. Once we were ready we walked out of the hotel and a private car was waiting for us that drove us to Cape Elizabeth to the Portland Head Lighthouse. This is about the time I realized it was going to be much more than a dinner date and frantically texted my friends.
We stepped out of the car and a horse & buggy was waiting at the entrance for us which took us up to the cliff walk by the lighthouse.
I walked down to see roses along the path leading up to large bouquets by the top of a hill over looking the water. There were also several people waiting to see this proposal!
It all happened so fast and I think I started to say yes before he even got down on one knee.
Our amazing photographer captured this unbelievable moment and all the strangers that waited to see the proposal cheered.
It was fabulous. Brendan was thoughtful enough to get my ring from my cousins jewelry store where my father also bought my mothers ring. Many of our family members were a part of the planning in one way or another which made it even more special.