Ariel and Christopher
How We Met
We met in New York in the spring of 2015 via mutual connections. Despite being allergic to each other’s favorite things (her nut allergy and his peanut butter; his diabetes and her chocolate chip cookies), we bonded quickly over our shared love of pups and puns. We traveled the world together, enjoying adventures big and small – from Big Sur to Patagonia, from North Fork to Sedona. We put Chris’ tuxedo to good use at countless celebrations, hiked mountains galore, and Ariel was pretty much always chilly. In the words of her favorite show Friends, Ariel knew she’d found her lobster.
How He Asked
We planned a trip to Greece, visiting Athens, Paros and Santorini (and yes, per usual, I created a ten-page Google doc itinerary). When we arrived in Santorini on the fourth day, the hotel concierge told us that my “parents” had planned a surprise for us to celebrate my graduation from business school.
After driving around the island in a convertible, we arrived at a secluded clearing along the cliffs between Imerovigli and Oia at sunset.
Chris admitted that he had planned the surprise and popped the question.