Diane and Chris

How We Met: We met New Year’s Eve 2010. My good friend, Gina invited me out to celebrate New Year’s with a bunch of people we went to high school with. Although I didn’t know it, Chris was in this group.

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I used to hang out with Chris’ brother and his best friends and I never knew he existed! He wore this velour sport jacket and was pretending to use it as a way to pick up the ladies.

He said he could just graze up against some lucky lady and say “Oh! Sorry! Diane-n-Chris-1Let me buy you a drink.” He is practicing his skills on me in the photo. We ended up joking and talking that night and hit it off and the rest is history.

How He Asked: It was Saint Patrick’s Day and the last day of my 20’s. We went to New Orleans to celebrate my 30th birthday. It held a special place in our hearts because it was the first real vacation we took as a couple back in 2012.

I had never stressed to Chris anything about our future together but on a stroll through the French Quarter I started grilling him about marriage.

To my surprise when we got back to the hotel room after he stalled and kept the conversation going for several blocks, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Best. Vacation. Ever!!!