Ashley and Kiel

How We Met

We met through mutual friends and dated for over 4 years. Our first date, he picked me up and we went for pizza. The rest is history… I never imagined how perfect life would be with him by my side. He’s supported every dream and opportunity I’ve ever had. We are one another’s rock, and life together is so much better than apart. Although I didn’t know him when he was injured, Kiel’s spinal cord injury has only brought us to be more adventurous- and has taught me to embrace life and always do what makes you happy. He finds a silver lining in everything, and never dwells on the negative parts of life. He is such a big light in my life.

How He Asked

We arrived at a winery, had dinner, tasted wine- we were with friends, and I didn’t think anything of it. We went out on the balcony to take photos, or so I thought. As the moment went by so fast, I couldn’t believe what was happening. The man who keeps my world happily spinning, asked me to be his wife and continue this love filled journey with him on April 28th, 2018. I was speechless- as surrounded by people I love, I was asked a question that would change my life. My sister “taking a photo with me” handed me a wine glass with “Mrs” on it, walked away and at that moment as my handsome love came and was right in front of me, the moment went so fast.

So much went through my mind. I couldn’t believe that he was asking me to marry him! A perfect man, proposal, ring and day- I am still speechless. I’m in awe, and I’m thankful for his love. Our love is filled with adventure, love and happiness.