Ellen and Justin

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How We Met

Justin and I met in middle school, and became good friends in high school. We always had classes together and ended up sitting near each other because of our last names. By junior year, I had a full fledged crush on this cute guy that sat in front of me in Chemistry! Junior year, he asked me to prom and the rest is history. We’ve been through high school and college together and look forward to many years together!

How He Asked

Our 5th dating anniversary came with a lot of emotions. We have recently graduated college. He is heading to law school and I am starting my career as a teacher. We knew the next few years would be an adventure, but I had no idea how big this adventure would be! The day of our anniversary, Justin took me around town to a bunch of spots that meant a lot to us: our old high school, the prom venue from both of the proms we attended, the park where we had many picnics, etc. We ended up at the Carolina Theater. The Carolina is where we went on our first date back in 2011. Since then, we’ve been back there to see probably a hundred movies. It’s our place!

He told me we were going to see a recently released romantic movie, which I was pretty excited about. We sit down and the previews start, before I know it, a video of our pictures started playing. What was happening?? I didn’t get my hopes up, and just thought it was a super sweet anniversary surprise. As the video ended, he took my hand and led me to the front of the theater. As we get up there, I see that the first couple rows are filled with our family members! I knew what was happening now! My sweet Justin gets down on one knee and asks me to be his wife.

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My heart is happy! I am so blessed to be able to spend forever with this amazing man!

Special Thanks

Justin Annas