Alex and Aaron

How We Met

I met Aaron on a dating app called ‘Coffee Meets Bagel.’ We had actually “liked” each other in June 2015, but I didn’t see he had messaged me until August 2015. I was getting so discouraged about not finding any one on the app that I deactivated my profile for a bit. I reactivated it because I received an email stating a bagel “liked” me. I was curious and reactivated my account.

I saw a message from Aaron and quickly started to panic. He was everything I was hoping to find, so I took a chance and messaged him back. I apologized for not seeing his message sooner. We messaged on the app for a week before I gave him my number. And a few days after that, we went on out first date.

We decided to go to a trendy rooftop bar in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, Cafe Benelux. I was so nervous I got there 15 minutes early and got a table on the first level and waited for him to arrive. Ten minutes after the time we were suppose to meet, I called him.

Alex: “Ummm…hi are you here?”

Aaron: “I’m on the roof, where are you?”

Alex: “I’m on the first floor, do you want me to come up?”

Aaron: “Yes!”

I walked up the stairs to the rooftop, saw him, and knew he was my ‘everything bagel.’

Alex and Aaron's Engagement in The Milwaukee Domes

Marriage Proposal Ideas in The Milwaukee Domes

Where to Propose in The Milwaukee Domes

How He Asked

Aaron asked me earlier in the week if I wanted to check out the Milwaukee Domes the coming Sunday. I had never been to the Domes, so of course, I said yes, as long as we could go to Trader Joe’s after for groceries. I wanted to meal prep Sunday night. On Sunday, he picked me up and I could sense he was nervous, but I didn’t think anything of it. We arrived at the Domes, got our tickets and stepped inside. Aaron asked if I wanted to check out the desert dome first and I said sure! We walk into the dome and started to look at the different cactuses and plants. I spotted a tequila farm, because who doesn’t love tequila, and walked towards it.

I turned to my right to read a sign and I thought Aaron was reading the sign too, but he was looking at me. I turned to look at him and he got down on one knee and had the perfect ring for me.

In the midst of Aaron getting down on one knee, there was a photographer taking pictures of us the whole time and captured everything! It was the most unexpected Sunday surprise. After we got done with a mini photo session, we FaceTimed our family, went to Trader Joe’s, and grabbed drinks where we had our first date.

And since I thought it was going to be a casual Sunday at the Domes and Trader Joe’s, I was wearing workout clothes and had my hair in a top knot.

Special Thanks

Chris Siegel
Photographer