Chad and Lori’s love story began in Sarasota in the fall of 2013 when they met at a political fundraiser for a mutual friend. Sparks flew, but neither expected they would spend the rest of their lives together. After a few months of courting, Chad and Lori made it official… they were a couple. It wasn’t long before friends and family realized that the couple were meant to be together. With common interest, such as sports (she’s a Gator and he’s a Gator by association), politics and traveling, the two were completely inseparable. At just shy of a year, the two decided to take their relationship to the next level and moved in together. As friends and family watched their love story unfold, it wasn’t long before their was talk of a future together and marriage.
Fast forward to September 30th 2016 and the two love birds traveled to Dubai for vacation. While friends and family were certain this was the trip where Chad would pop the question, Lori wasn’t quite sure. By the fourth day of their vacation, having visited some of the most incredible places in the world, Lori had her doubts. She thought to herself, this was never going to happen. Little did she know Chad was having a ring custom designed for her while they were in Dubai. Shortly after the ring was crafted, Chad hid it in his pocket.
That evening Chad and Lori traveled to the top of the world’s tallest building, 146 stories to be exact. Lori thought that maybe this was it, maybe this was wear he was going to do it, but to her surprise it did not happen. As the two headed down a couple floors to the posh Armani Restaurant and sat over looking the city, Lori was nearly in tears, as she thought that the love of her life was never going to ask her to marry him. Her glassy eyes were noticeable to Chad, but she fought back the tears. He asked is there something wrong, to which she denied. As Chad sat toying with her emotions, Lori excused herself from dinner.
Upon her return there was another class of champagne waiting for her, this of course put a smile on her face, but it was what was at the bottom of the glass that made her leap with joy. As Lori literally chugged her champagne to retrieve the ring, Chad took to his knee and asked her to be his wife. Friends, family and of course Facebook erupted with joy and congrats, as this was a longtime coming. Now, they are delighted to share the love they have for one another with friends and family as they plan their destination wedding in Asheville, NC.