Colleen and Robby
How We Met
Our friends convinced us to sign up for an online dating site back in the summer of 2013. Neither of us thought it would materialize into anything serious, but we decided to give it a try. We agreed to meet in Tampa, where I was in town for a work conference. From the moment we met, we knew this was something special and have been together ever since.
How He Asked
Memorial Day was also my Pop’s 82nd birthday. Our family is very close and always celebrates, so when my mom said we were getting together to celebrate that seemed normal. Robby and I arrived early to my mom’s clubhouse and asked to take a walk down to the dock. Little did I know, my family and friends were hiding in the clubhouse watching our every move as we walked towards the dock. When we got there, Robby looked at me and started to tear up and told me to turn around where I’d see a blue box. He got down on one knee, told me how much he loved me since day 1, and asked me to spend forever with him. I of course said yes! We walked back toward the clubhouse to another surprise – my family and best friends on the balcony cheering for us. We celebrated with a party after, filled with touching speeches from our family and friends.