How We Met
Matthew and I met at our church way back in 2011. A friend brought me with her to visit and introduced the two of us. He was the cute football popular guy and I was the nerdy straight A’s type of girl. I never ever thought I would have a chance of getting to date him. I eventually got enough courage to ask him to go to prom with me our senior year. I asked him to my prom because we went to different high schools, and I was a complete nervous wreck. He said yes to going to prom with me and a couple of weeks after prom we started dating. Now, almost 5 years later we are engaged and I am so head over heels in love with him.
how they asked
On September 9, I thought my mom Paula, my sister Marissa, my mom’s friend Cindy, my sister’s friend Bailey and Leslie, and I were all going out on a girl’s night. I thought Matthew, my dad, and my dad’s friend were going on a guy’s night. While we were going to pick up Cindy, she texted and told us to come look in her backyard at something she had redone. In my mind, this was completely normal because she redoes things all the time. I walked into her backyard and I immediately walked straight to Cindy, and completely missed Matthew sitting there on the bench. I even saw the photographer, but I was so starstruck that I was not understanding what was happening. Cindy tells me to look over there and then I see Matthew surrounded by decorations and lights. I was so excited that this moment was finally happening! He asked and of course I said yes.