Liz and Cody

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How We Met

3 years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, I met Cody at a fundraiser featuring a Sublime cover band. I begged a friend to go with me since I wouldn’t really know anyone else there. Through the crowd she sees a friend from high school. We are introduced, discuss Bonnaroo and our love of music, so reluctantly I give him my phone number.

He was incredibly kind, patient, and sincere.

After dating almost 3 months, Cody invited me to Beale Steet Music festival in Memphis to see the Avett Brothers. During the song “I and love and you” he wrapped his arms around me and I knew I loved him.

I also agreed to share my extra ticket to Bonnaroo with him that year – that’s how he knew how much I loved him.

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how they asked

Fast forward to many other music festivals and Avett Brothers concerts…. Pilgrimage Music Fest in Franklin TN, September 2017. I decide to grab a drink before Avett comes on … 45 minutes later, I’m running back to our spot before they hit the stage. Just in time. Cody must have been a nervous wreck!

The sun was setting behind the stage and I was blissfully singing every word to every song. As they began to play “I and love and you” I recorded a brief moment, barely had my phone back in my pocket, and Cody was down on one knee beside me! He had told some ladies around us what was going to happen so everyone took pictures, clapped, cheered, high-fived us and sent us a barrage of pictures that I’m forever grateful for. He took that special moment 3 years ago and created a moment to top them all. It was as if time had overlapped and I knew this was my forever even if I only dreamed it would be back then.

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