Ashley and Mike

How We Met

Mike and I have been together since high school. Although we went to different high schools, we became friends sophomore year through mutual friends. By junior year, we were dating and have been together ever since. We both went to college in Chicago and he visited me while I studied abroad in London. We’ve traveled Europe and the U.S. together since our first trip in London when we graduated high school!

How He Asked

I met my parents in Ireland while I studied abroad in London while in college. One of the days we were there we took a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher, which are picturesque cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Not only was I in love with Ireland as a country at this point, but the cliffs were the most beautiful place I have ever been. When I got home, I told friends that if I ever get engaged that the Cliffs of Moher would be my dream come true.

Fast forward to August 2015, Mike plans a trip to Ireland for the both of us. We rented a car and traveled the country. Mid way through the trip, we planned to spend the night in Doolin, a small town near the cliffs. Mike and I drove to the cliffs, walked around, and soaked in the beautiful scenery (and a little bit of rain!). He and I were both staring out into the ocean and I asked him if he was ready to go since we were there for quite some time. I began to walk away and he yells out, “wait!”. I turned around and he was on his knee with a gorgeous ring. He asked me to spend the rest of his life with him and I said “Yes!”. It was the best day of my life.

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