Rachel and Christian

How We Met

We met in 2014 but only started dating in 2015 two months before his daughter was born. We’ve spent the last 4 years building a relationship and at the same time building a family. She’s the center of our world and the light of our lives. It’s been a complicated journey, one that involved a lot of heartaches but a tremendous amount of joy. Learning how to be a couple and learning how to be parents at the same time certainly wasn’t a walk in the park but we don’t regret any moment we’ve endured. We love each other with everything we have and our commitment to one another is stronger than ever. Each day we wake up in love and go to bed that way too. We don’t go to bed mad and we try to ensure that the values we instill in his daughter reflect the love and kindness this world deserves more of. We can’t wait to get married and expand our family.

How They Asked

Our engagement was a complete surprise despite the months of asking when he’d get to it. I am tough to surprise but somehow he managed to go all day without me having the slightest clue. After our engagement, I looked back at our video to see a couple taking photos but I had no idea. Thanks to a viral tweet I sent out looking for my mystery photographer, I found him and received the photos he took. This last month has been a whirlwind of emotions, all overwhelming and wonderful. We are so grateful for the thousands of good wishes from not just the people we love, but all of those around the world who saw and shared our story. We are beyond happy and can’t wait to say I do on June 20, 2020!

Rachel and Christian's Engagement in Top of the Rock NYC

Rachel's Proposal in Top of the Rock NYC

Our Video

Special Thanks

Lloyd Merrick
 | Stranger who took photos