Ali and Brandon
How We Met
Our amazing journey began at the young age of 15 years old. We met in drivers education, I was a freshman and Brandon was a sophomore in High School. All throughout High School our friendship and relationship continued to grow stronger and stronger.
When it came to senior year we both decided to follow our passions with sports and go to different schools. I went to Texas State for soccer, and Brandon went to Baylor/Montana State for football. Even though we were at different schools, city’s, and at some points states we always made it work. Thankfully, the physical distance between us made us grow even closer together and realize how truly blessed we were to have each other. The time we had to spend apart just made the time together that much more special.
After we both graduated college and 8 years of dating Brandon proposed on June 16 by Lady Bird Lake!! It was so perfect and special, truly a memory that we will never forget.
How He Asked
We were in downtown Austin Texas getting dinner and Brandon suggested we go see the bats fly out from the bridge (common Austin activity). He said he had read about this cool spot where you can see the bridge and a beautiful view. I didn’t think much of it, so we headed down there. When we got down to the dock on lady bird lake, Brandon suggested we take a photo. When I turned around he was on one knee. My heart was racing, after 8 years of dating, this was the moment I had been dreaming of. All I could do was cry of joy and say absolutely!