Kristen and Jeremy

How We Met

Jeremy and I met during Spanish class (which we now refer to as the language of love…haha) in our junior year of high school. He texted almost every day to ask what the homework was, but now he says it was just to start a conversation with me! We ended up talking every day and becoming really good friends over the next months. He was not only one of the smartest, but also one of the funniest and most kind-hearted people I had ever met. Once we started hanging out, I knew I had a crush on Jeremy and was excited to hear that he felt the same way about me! As of March 2020, we will have been dating for 10 years! I am lucky that he has stuck by me through pharmacy school, pharmacy residency (spanning from Minnesota to Manhattan!), and beginning my new job in August.

How They Asked

Jeremy and I have gone on many dates to downtown Naperville during our high school and college years. While I thought we were on a double date with some of our good friends in the same area (shout-out Kathryn Z. for helping Jeremy carry this out!), Jeremy brought me over to a beautiful Christmas tree and asked what my favorite memories of downtown Naperville were. He then told me he thought I may have a new favorite memory, and that is when he asked if I would marry him!

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Kristen and Jeremy's Engagement in Naperville, Illinois

Melissa, the incredible photographer that Jeremy hired to capture these special moments, whisked us away for an impromptu photoshoot around Naperville, which was decked out in gorgeous lights for the holidays.

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Kristen's Proposal in Naperville, Illinois

Jeremy then mentioned that we needed to head over to one of my favorite restaurants, La Sorella Di Francesca because some people wanted to grab drinks with us to celebrate. Little did I know that the waiter seating us was taking us up into a room full of people I love so much and who are incredibly special to us!

Since Jeremy and I have been dating for so long, we are lucky to have met and become friends with many people over the years, from all over the country. We were so grateful that family and friends from near and far were able to join us for this incredibly special day!

Being surrounded by the people that mean the most to us was the most perfect way to celebrate our engagement, We truly could not have asked for a better day!

Special Thanks

Iron + Honey Photography
 | Photographer
La Sorella Di Francesca
 | Surprise Party Venue