Seth and Albert

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How We Met

Albert + I first met when he went shopping where I worked at the time. After helping him find the items he was looking for, we continued to chat, + Albert asked if I wanted to get together for coffee sometime. We ended up going out that evening, + we’ve been inseparable ever since.

How They Asked

As our four year dating anniversary was approaching on January 14th, my confidence in proposing to Albert grew. Since that milestone is only a month before the traditionally romantic Valentine’s Day, I was unsure which day would be more appropriate for me to “pop the question.”

After confiding in a co-worker, she convinced me that January 14th would be a more personal + significant date for Albert + myself. Let the planning begin!

Back in 2019, during a weekend in St. Louis, Albert + I stopped by the Tiffany & Co. store to look at wedding rings. Not only did we find a simple platinum band that we both loved, but we also got measured by the staff for our appropriate ring sizes. Eighteen months later, I still had the style + size for Albert’s ring, + ordered it online from the Tiffany website.

I planned a four day weekend around our anniversary + the proposal, booking an upscale hotel for us in downtown Indianapolis with a view of Monument Circle, + making dinner reservations at a famous steakhouse that’s been in business for over a century.

After a delicious meal at the steakhouse, we went for a leisurely walk through downtown, leading us back to Monument Circle. Even though it was nighttime in January, the mild weather made for a nice outdoor stroll.

As we ascended the steps to get a closer look at the towering obelisk in the city’s center, I told Albert that he had made me so happy since we met + that I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. I presented the ring to him as I dropped to one knee + asked him to marry me. He said yes with no hesitation! A huge wave of happiness + relief rushed over me as we embraced.

We continued our downtown walk arm-in-arm, + with a ring on Albert’s left hand.

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