Payj and Ian

How We Met

We met in 2014 when we were both coaching at Washington & Jefferson College. Ian was the strength and conditioning coach and I was the women’s soccer coach.

How They Asked

I work as a wedding coordinator and had the closing shift of a wedding both Friday and Saturday night so we had planned to go to the Art Festival Sunday on my day off. We got brunch, and took the T downtown, we browsed through the vendors, bought a couple of photos for decor around our house and then decided to walk down to the point.

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I had to go to the restroom so Ian held the bag and waited near the river walk. When I came out of the restroom Ian looked serious, placed the bag on the ground and then told me he had something he’d been meaning to ask me.

I originally thought he was just messing around and then when he got down on one knee the shock sent in- I don’t remember the exact words he said but he swears I SAID YES!

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These photos were taken by the kindest strangers whom Ian bravely asked to document the event when I went to the bathroom! I will be forever grateful for their role in capturing the sheer surprise and excitement when the love of my life asked for forever!

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