Ashley and Brandon

How We Met

Brandon and I met when he moved here from Wisconsin in 2010. It was a new school for everyone as we were starting 6th grade. We instantly became friends and had a circle of friends that we kept all through out middle school and high school. We started dating our junior year of high school in 2012, January 1st. The rest is history.

How He Asked

December 30th, 2016 was a normal day. I decided to go shopping with my best friend until it was time for Christmas minute to win it games that the whole family was getting together for that night. We went to the mall and Brandon said he was going to hang out with his brother and best friend. While we were at the mall we decided to go into Kays Jewelers and look at rings. I looked and tried on beautiful rings from the Vera Wang collection and had picked out my favorite. While I was out shopping with my best friend, Brandon was at Jared picking an engagement ring out with the help of his mom!  My best friend nor I knew that this was going on and then when we got home, Brandon told her and showed her the ring which was the exact ring I loved so much at Kays and he had no idea. Christmas minute to win it games had started and during Brandon had disappeared and i called to see where he went and he said he had gone to the store for his dad. Which was slightly odd because he never leaves without saying goodbye but i didn’t think anything else of it. My mom texted me to make sure we were okay because Brandon had called my brother to get a hold of my mom and when my mom realized what was happening she texted back and said my brother was joking with her and i believed it. Brandon had actually left to go ask my dad for my hand in marriage and he had to call my mom because she was out of town in New York. Brandon gets back and the night ends. We wake up early Saturday to head to Nashville for our five year anniversary trip. On January 1st, 2017 started off with being a tourist and visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B. We had lunch at the museum and that led to our change of plans of eating dinner later. We went back to our hotel to watch the Green Bay Packer game until our scheduled Carriage ride through Christmas lights, which seeing Christmas lights is our anniversary tradition. We went to the Opry Land and rode in a carriage ride and it was so beautiful. Brandon was saying all the sweetest things and we were talking about our life together and everything we had been through. I had looked away to see something and turned around to ask him a question when i turned around he had a box with a ring in it and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes and we are set to say i do in the Fall of 2018!