Sara and Michael

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How We Met

Michael and I both met during our second semester of college in 2015. We had an instant connection through all things nerdy, including Harry Potter, How To Train Your Dragon, Marvel, Disney, and all sorts of video games. I guess it’s a good thing we both majored in Media Arts and Animation. We’ve been inseparable for almost 4 years now.

How They Asked

Michael and I love traveling and try to visit as many places that we possibly can, including DisneyWorld, Universal Studios, Mackinaw Island, and Niagara Falls. Right before our 3 year anniversary, we took a weekend trip to Chicago to see Hamilton for the first time. I love theater and have gotten Michael to grow pretty fond of shows as well. We’ve seen multiple shows together, but Hamilton was the one show that I was most excited for. I had been saving up for a couple of years in order to just afford the tickets to go, and when I found decent seats at a good price, I jumped and purchased them. The afternoon of the show, we got dressed up in some of our nicest clothes and viewed one of the most amazing productions I’ve ever seen live. After the amazement of the show, Michael said he wanted to take me for a walk around the parks by Lake Michigan.

I could tell he was nervous about something because he was very quiet and fidgety. We took a break by the Buckingham Fountain and he left to answer a call. When he came back, he grabbed my hand and said he was ready to keep walking. Down the stairs from the fountain was a beautiful rose garden with white arches. The first thing I saw was his mother and sister waiting for us. I went to say hello, but Michael stopped me and turned me towards him. He wrote up this beautiful speech about how much he loved me and got down on one knee. I honestly was so teary eyed and excited that I barely remember everything he said. I instantly said yes without a doubt. That night, we celebrated by having a lovely dinner he made reservations for and we watched fireworks shoot off the Navy Pier over the lake with his mom and sister. It was the most magical day of my life and I’m looking forward to all the adventures we will embark on together in the future!

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