how we met
We went to SUNY Potsdam together in Northern New York, but never knew each other while we were there! We met when Dave’s best friend (and now best man) moved to Binghamton, NY where I was living and working after graduation. We became close friends and Dave started coming down to visit. After Dave and I met, the rest was history!
how they asked
Dave proposed on April 22, 2019. I’m a 5th grade teacher and we planned a trip to Dunedin, FL for spring break because we have family there. A few days into the trip, Dave was asking my aunt and uncle for some nice restaurants by the water. A few days later after an afternoon at the beach, we got ready for A date night at a waterfront restaurant they had recommended. After dinner, we were walking along the water. Dave kept checking his watch and was checking for empty picnic tables or benches for us to sit on. Many of them were full, so we kept walking for a long time! Turns out, Dave remembered I didn’t want a public proposal and he wanted to do it at sunset! So we kept walking for a private spot, but were trying to beat the clock at the same time. Luckily, we found a nice private bench and Dave got on one knee as the sun was setting. My dad came to visit us for a weekend back in March of that year, where I later found out Dave showed him the ring and asked for his blessing!