How We Met
We met the very first week in college at the University of Washington. My sorority had a spelling bee exchange with his fraternity and we had to break into teams. I hadn’t made very many friends yet, but luckily Al asked me to be on his team. I can’t even remember if we won or not, but I do remember that we immediately hit it off. As we got to know each other as friends over the next two years, the more we fell in love. We officially started dating Junior year. I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have fallen in love with my best friend.
How They Asked
Al planned the most perfect proposal! We live in San Francisco but often travel to Seattle to visit family and friends. Seattle also holds a special place in our hearts because it was the city where we first met. We would frequent Gas Works Park in college and tried to go at least once every time we visit Washington. So when he asked what I wanted to do in Seattle a week before our trip, I, of course, said I would love to hit Gas Works if we had time. He had told me that we were going to dinner to celebrate his Mom’s birthday on Friday night so I even suggested we kill an hour or two there before dinner. Little did I know, I was walking straight into his plan.
When we got to Gas Works, he suggested we walk to the top of the hill – the place with the most beautiful view in the park – but I thought nothing of it. I didn’t suspect a thing until he was getting down on one knee! I was so shocked and happy that I immediately started crying and he could barely get out the question before I said yes! And the surprises didn’t stop there!
Al then told me our families and my best friend Lauren, who lives in New York, and my best friend Morgan, who lives in Texas, were all waiting for us to celebrate on the beautiful boat in the distance. You can even see the boat in the backdrop of the proposal pictures! It was incredible!