Bailey and Kol

How We Met

We met in 2010 in Rocky Point, which is Mexico, maybe 4 hours south of Phoenix? I am from California so I went on a family trip with my best friend and her family to Rocky Point. My best friend is very outgoing and we somehow met Kol and his friends one night on that trip. After that trip, Alisha (my bff) and I became friends with Kol and his friends on FB. Flash to 2013: Me, Alisha and a few other friends were going to Las Vegas for my 21st birthday. A few days before we left, Alisha had posted on FB that we were going to Vegas for my birthday and one of Kol’s friends messaged Alisha saying they were all going to be in Vegas the same weekend (including Kol ;) We ended up hanging out with Kol and his friends again one night in Vegas. But again, like in Mexico…we were all just friends, nothing romantic about it. In 2014 I moved away from sunny, southern, California to New York City to finish college at Fordham University.  And at the beginning of 2015 I randomly (maybe creepily?) messaged Kol on FB asking him when he was going to come out to NYC. To this day I honestly have no idea why I messaged him, I still barely knew him. But anyway, Kol ended up staying with me in NYC and the rest was history. We did the long distance thing for about a year and in that year we fell madly in love. It was that ooey gooey gushy, puppy love! And we made it work through tons of Facetimes and Snapchats and E-mails. I think we knew we wanted to get married less than 2 months after we seriously started dating!

How He Asked

Early on in our relationship I decided that I was going to make the jump and leave NYC behind and move to Phoenix to be with Kol. Phoenix was closer to home and I was more flexible with just finishing college. Before I moved, Kol came to New York for my college graduation and then we went to India & Sri Lanka for a month!Toward the end f our trip, we visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. We got up super early and went to the Taj Mahal right when it opened to avoid the crowds. While we were walking in, there are a ton of locals with cameras who will take pictures of tourists in exchange for rupees. We were taking pictures and Kol got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife!