Ann and Matt
How We Met
Just shy of 3 years ago, Matt and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday trip to Lake Tahoe. I was friends with the birthday girl and Matt’s brother was dating her (they’re now married). Though we had many mutual friends, we hadn’t met until that weekend. Him and his sister came later so they met us out at the bars, and that’s where he introduced himself. He pretended to like to dance for me and even volunteered to get breakfast foods for the entire house so he could get my number (to text him the orders). We’ve been together ever since!
How He Asked
After seeing Iceland all over my newsfeed, I had been telling Matt that I had really wanted to go. So, a few months later, he surprised me with a trip to Iceland for my birthday! We stayed at the Silica Hotel (walking distance to the Blue Lagoon) for our first few nights. Upon checkin they let us know that as a gift for staying at the Hotel, they would handle making reservations for us at the Lava Restaurant (the restaurant on the Blue Lagoon, inside of a giant Lava Rock), give us complimentary champagne at the dinner, and have a representative from the hotel walk us over to the restaurant. So on the second day of our trip, he had made a dinner reservation at the restaurant.
The walk over to the restaurant is absolutely stunning. You’re surrounded by Lava rock and parts of the Blue Lagoon. As the representative was walking us over and telling us all about the history of the Lagoon, the sun was setting. I asked her if she could take a photo of us. She suggested we walk to the top of some rocks for a better backdrop, so we did. As we were posing for the photo, he asked! I couldn’t have been more shocked or dreamt of anything more beautiful! When I looked up, I noticed more hotel employees came and joined us with champagne in hand to celebrate! They told me they had been working with Matt on the proposal for the last 6 months!