Laney and Mike
How We Met
My best friend Maddie asked me if I wanted to go to a little Wayne and Drake concert, sharing that she had an extra ticket. Since I had been dying to go, of course I said yes. She mentioned there were two other people going, and we would meet up beforehand at an Asian restaurant to grab a few drinks beforehand.
I drove out there with two of my girlfriends (Taylor and Ashlyn) who had tickets to see the concert as well. Once we arrived, we did a once over of the restaurant (me casually noting a cute guy at the center table), and discovered Maddie was not there yet, so we grabbed a seat at the bar and waited.
When Maddie arrived, we all greeted and she said her two friends already had a table and we could join them. When we walked up to the table, I couldn’t believe the attractive guy I had noticed earlier occupied it!! After finishing some drinks, we decided we should drive over to the concert. There were two VIP parking passes, so we were going to split up into different cars.
Maddie was driving one, and the attractive guy (who I learned was named Mike) was driving the other! Taylor, Ashlyn and Jon gravitated towards the car Maddie was driving and while quickly thinking “how unfortunate for me” sarcastically, I volunteered myself to ride with Mike. I quickly picked up that he had my sense of humor (dry and sarcastic), and I liked that he could keep up with my comebacks. (photographed from left to right: Jon, Maddie, myself, Mike)
how they asked
Mike wanted to recreate our first date, where he had taken me on a sunset cruise with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
So he booked a private boat to take us around the Seine. He made a personalized playlist of songs and so we were laughing and having a great time.
As we got closer to the eiffel tower, he grabbed my hand (at this point it seems all a blissful blur) and he got down on one knee and asked if I would make him the happiest person in the world by doing him the honor of marrying him! It was so surreal.
He had a photographer documenting the entire thing!! It was absolutely perfect.
Couldn’t have planned it better my self!!