Valerie and Dennis

How We Met

We met in 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Dennis was playing a show that I had attended. We both ended up at the dive bar across the street from the venue after the show. He came up to me and introduced himself. He bought my drinks and we played darts until the bar closed. I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard with anyone I just met. It was an amazing night.

How they asked

Dennis flew out to Portland, OR to move me to Philadelphia. I picked him up at the arrivals and got out of the car to greet him. He walked around to put his luggage in the car and asked me if someone had hit my car. I quickly walked over to see what he was talking about and to my surprise he was on the sidewalk, down on one knee. I had initially wondered why he was on the ground. I stared at him for a second confused at what was happening and then he asked me to marry him. I was speechless. I hugged and kissed him and forgot to say “yes.” A bunch of people were watching, one man even slow-clapped. Dennis got up and asked me, “So, that was a yes… right?”

Special Thanks

Longwood Gardens
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