Ali and Justin
How We Met
He came to my hometown for an internship at my church in May of 2016. We spent a lot of time together that summer and became best friends. I went back to college that year and he stayed in Rochester for a job, but we kept up with each other and became even closer friends that year. He had a crush on me that first summer, but I was moving away so he never told me. I came back in May of 2017 and we started working together. In September, he told me he liked me and we started dating in October.
How He Asked
We went to go visit friends in Annapolis, Maryland and he told me we were going out to a nice dinner that night with our friends, but they couldn’t get reservations until 8:00. So we went Downtown Annapolis by the piers and walked around shops until around sunset. Our friends asked if we wanted to go sit on the piers before dinner. While we were there, our friends asked if they could take our picture. As she was taking the picture, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.