Devin and Robert

Devin and Robert's Engagement in Santorini, Greece

How We Met

Bobby and I met on Match.com. We were both on Match for about two weeks before we first connected. We chatted for a few days before the conversation went dead. Little did I know he thought I wasn’t interested in him. Had I never reached out to him days later, we would have never gone on our first date. A week later, Bobby asked me to meet him at The Village Pourhouse to watch a Syracuse Basketball game. After the game, we went to dinner. I was having such a good time, I didn’t want the date to end! I invited him along to a party I was attending that evening and he accompanied me. I always joke that my friends have known him the same amount of time as I have. All in all, I believe our date lasted around 14 hours. The rest is history.

How He Asked

Devin and I planned our Greece trip in February of 2017. I was thinking that this would be the perfect place to propose. I purchased the ring a month prior to our trip and was really nervous about traveling with it. I knew that Santorini would be the most romantic location, and it was the second stop on our itinerary. I hid the ring in my backpack and hoped for the best. Making it through TSA was the first hurdle. Then making it to Athens where we climbed to the top of the Acropolis, all while the ring was inside my bag, was nerve wracking. Devin being the nosy person she is kept asking why I was carrying my backpack in the 105 degree heat and checking it nonstop, making sure the zipper was always closed. Little did she know there was a big surprise in store. A five hour ferry later, we arrived in Santorini. I was ready to find the perfect location. As we got dressed for dinner, I asked Devin to wear a dress I know she loved. As we walked from our hotel in Imerovigli we came upon the caldera overlooking the ocean. We walked for a bit while I searched for the perfect location as well as a person to capture our photo. Since it was hard to plan a photographer from abroad, I had to hope I’d find someone willing to help. After walking for what felt like forever, I found a beautiful hotel rooftop overlooking the caldera. As luck would have it, there was another American couple there taking photos. I asked the husband if he would mind taking a photo for us. He took a few and I asked if he would take one more. I then went into my bookbag to grab the ring. Devin was confused about what I was getting, and when she saw the ring box, all she managed to say was “shut up!” before she started crying. We really lucked out with that couple though – it turns out he took about 30 pictures for us. After she said “yes!” we enjoyed a nice glass of champagne before calling our families.

Devin's Proposal in Santorini, Greece

Special Thanks

Alex and Jay Peterson
Photographer