Courtney and Ben

How We Met: I had been back from college for a few months and decided to start getting back into the local music scene. I was helping out a friend with a photography shoot of this band that I had never heard of, and their vocalist was super cute.

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We talked a little bit then but it all really started with a facebook status with lyrics of my favorite song by what happened to be our mutual favorite band. He asked if I wanted to hang out and we became inseparable pretty fast. And the rest is history :)

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How He Asked: I am a huge Harry Potter fan. All I have wanted for years was to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. For my birthday last year, he got me tickets. I was the most excited girl in the world. When July came around, we headed down there. He knew he was going to propose but I had no idea.

He wanted to do it in front of Hogwarts but they wouldn’t let him in the park without opening the box in front of me so he had to “settle” for doing it on the boardwalk at Disney during the fireworks (which is a pretty awesome backup plan if I do say so myself.) During the fireworks, he opens up a bag that had a wand box in it. It had my name on it, came via “owl post” and everything.

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I opened it up and it was a beautifully hand carved “magic” wand. I was in awe. It was so thoughtful. Then at the bottom on the wand, attached with a bow, was a ring. He then dropped down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. A random stranger took this photo above and sent it to us!