Lauren and Josh

Proposal Ideas Family's summer home in Michigan

How We Met

Josh and I started dating in college after being introduced by a mutual friend. It wasn’t until months later that I learned that he’d been crushing on me for two years before we started dating. Once he finally worked up the courage to ask me out, we immediately hit it off. By the end of college, we were sure we wanted to stay together, so I moved out to Chicago where he and his family were.

How They Asked

Fast forward through the years and we had created an amazing life together. We built a beautiful home, adopted a cat, and went on a ton of trips. One of our favorite vacations spots was his family’s summer home in Michigan. When we heard his brother was coming in from San Francisco, we knew we needed to do a family trip to Michigan! Before our family dinner on Saturday night, Josh suggested him and I take a walk around the property. As we strolled the path, Josh started to reminisce about all the moments we shared together. When we got to the end of the trail that let out into a maple grove, Josh got on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.