Courtney and Dave

Courtney and Dave's Engagement in Portland, ME

How We Met

Let’s rewind 8 1/2 years. I was in high school and he was a Corpsman in the US Navy. We met through a mutual friend and hit it off immediately. A couple weeks after the meeting, he was set to deploy to Afghanistan for 10 months. We did not see each other again until May 21, 2010. The first 6 years of our relationship was long distance with him stationed down in North Carolina and me in Massachusetts.

Fast forward a couple years, he got out of the military and came back to Massachusetts, I graduated college and began grad school. We bought a house and got a dog together who we named, Piper.

How He Asked

On February 17, 2018, we had a trip planned to Portland, ME for a long weekend. There is a beautiful lighthouse up there that I wanted to go see so that was the first stop on our trip. It was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky. We wanted a picture together in front of the lighthouse, so we asked a woman to take it for us.

After a couple pictures were taken, he asked for one more. At that moment, he got down on one knee and popped the question. I was so shocked, I didn’t have any words!

It was a picture perfect day and we spent the rest of the weekend celebrating!