Mary and Hunter

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How We Met

Hunter and I met when we went to college in Arizona, we were both two of 13 seniors to get into an organization called “Bobcats” which is where we first became lifelong friends. After college, we both ended up moving to Dallas, myself for Teach For America and Hunter for a job at Goldman Sachs. We soon started to realize our friendship was more of a forever and we began to date. After being in Dallas for a couple of years, I moved to New York to pursue my career and Hunter moved to Orange County, CA to start a company. We’d been doing long distance from California to New York for almost 7 years (yes even through the pandemic)! This year in January, Hunter finally moved to New York City, and after exactly two weeks of living together popped the question on a trip to Telluride Colorado, a place near and dear to my heart!

How They Asked

After almost 7 years of a long-distance relationship from NY to CA, Hunter and I had finally moved into an apartment together in NY! We were on a vacation in Telluride Colorado, a small beautiful mountain town. It was snowing like out of a movie scene all day long. That evening we were headed to our dinner at the New Sheridan (the town’s oldest hotel) and Hunter stops me in the middle of the street in town, with the picturesque snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. Right in the snow he gets down on one knee and asks me to spend forever with him. While my hands were frozen from the snow, my heart was on fire and I blurted out an immediate “of course!” We spent the rest of the evening at dinner, calling family and enjoying every moment of the evening.

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Special Thanks

Haley Ortiz Photography
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