Liz and Brian

How We Met

We met in the summer of 2017. He’s a professional musician and I play music as a hobby. I was playing with a community orchestra in New York all summer and at the very last rehearsal before our season-ending concert, I noticed this very tall guy chatting with one of my friends. They were discussing how dating apps suck. I had never used them and I was trying to pick their brain about how to go about it.

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The conversation switches to the orchestra after-party and where we were going to go. After some joking around, he turned to me and introduced himself and asked me if I’ll be going to the after-party as well, I told him yes. He friended me on Facebook that night. A couple of days later at the after-party, he and I were inseparable. We exchanged numbers, went on our first date the next day, and the rest is history!

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How They Asked

We were playing with the orchestra that we met through for our annual New Year’s Gala. I’m on the board of directors so when the conductor called us up for a moment of recognition, he asked that I stay. He started to talk about how much I’ve helped him with the organization and how this group has also been more of a family since I also met my boyfriend there. He starts to tell the story of how we met but he was telling it wrong.

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I kept correcting him and then he says “you know what, I’ll have Brian explain it!” The moment Brian got on the microphone I realized what was going on. My face in the photos says it all. As he was telling the story about us to an audience of over 500 people, I was speechless! Next thing I know he’s on one knee presenting a ring to me, I nodded my head so fast I don’t even think he had the chance to ask THE question!

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