How did you first meet?
While at a cabin weekend in Wisconsin with my girlfriends, I lost a dice game and the bet was that I would join a dating website if I lost. Being a cyber dating newbie, I was certain the man of my dreams wasn’t waiting for me online, but there he was! Brandon was the first person I spoke to and within the first 30 mins of messaging with him I knew he was the one.
What is the most attractive feature/qualities about your fiance?
Brandon is so sweet and loving, doing and saying the right thing at the perfect time. He constantly challenges me to be a better person and reach my goals. He’s happy with me just as I am but always offers support when I need it the most. I’ve never felt unsure or insecure in our relationship, he makes me feel like I’m the only one in the world that matters.
What is your fondest dating memory?
Oh there are so many to choose from! I am quite adventurous where Brandon is more reserved but curious. I’ve exposed him to places he’s never been, foods he’s never eaten and experiences he’ll never forget. I love seeing his eyes light up like a kid when we try something new. It’s so fulfilling and I’m so happy to share those “firsts” with him! We both live in Minnesota but taking him on his first trip to Florida was truly special. It’s a place I’ve always loved visiting and we decided it was perfect for our destination wedding.
When did you know you were in love?
I knew within a few weeks of dating, but he took his sweet time to let me know. I didn’t want to be the first to say those 3 words but accidentally did when leaving for work one morning and quickly took back my comment and claimed “I meant that for the dog!” About a month later, while enjoying a date night he said “I love you too!” I freaked out, I’d been waiting for that special moment but quickly realized he meant “I love U2!” as one of their songs was playing on the speaker. Another moment for the books! Finally, after about 4 months he told me he loved me on a beautiful summer night on our balcony.
What day did you get engaged?
June 15, 2017 just a random Thursday!
Where & how did he ask?
Brandon planned a date night at Adult Night at the Zoo. I’m a crazy animal lover and had been begging to go to the monthly summer event. He got on one knee on a deck overlooking of a beautiful wooded area filled with chirping birds. At that moment I think I blacked out, he had to ask me if I said yes afterwards! It definitely doesn’t happen as flawlessly as in the movies but I was so happy he had his brother sneaking behind us to capture our special moment.
Wedding Date & Location?
November 3rd, 2018 - Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda
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