Emily and Dan
How We Met
Emily and I met in the spring of 2012 when I was working at a local bar as a bouncer. I tried to be the one person in the bar NOT hitting on girls since I would see them consistently bombarded by guys all night.
Towards the end of one of my shifts, I was standing next to the stairs and all of the sudden this beautiful girl made eye contact with. She smiled and my heart started racing. I smiled back and she walked down and said “Hi, I’m Emily. I think you’re really cute and I would love to have your phone number.” I was stunned.
As you can see from the pictures, she’s gorgeous. So for her to come up to me and say that was insane to say the least. So there I was thinking, “This girl must be hammered. The lights are a little low, the liquor was flowing.” But no! She was dead serious and she wanted MY number.
I can’t remember what I said back but she laughed. I joked with her that she probably had one too many drinks that night so I suggested she add me on Facebook and if she still thought I was cute in the morning, to text me. I woke up the next morning to a text from her and we started dating shortly after. We have been happily together for the last four years! :)
How He Asked
Dan and I were in Florida Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my 25th birthday. We had plans to go to the Botanical Gardens in Sarasota on Saturday and then to dinner after. He told me to dress nice for the dinner, since we wouldn’t be coming back to the hotel beforehand.
We got to the gardens and started walking around, looking at the beautiful plants, gardens and trees. As we were walking, Dan made a point to stop at one specific tree that was absolutely beautiful.
It had these massive roots that came out of the ground and it just looked super cool.
We were standing under this tree and talking about how beautiful and unique it was when he got down on one knee.
As soon as he got down, I saw two photographers run out and start taking pictures.
I remember thinking how happy I was that he had hired photographers because I had always said how I wanted the moment captured.
Everything was a blur and I couldn’t believe he was really proposing after me bugging him about it for what seems like forever! I remember him telling me how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and how I make him a better person than he ever was before me. It was the sweetest thing and one of the best moments of my life.
I am so happy he had the photographers, Emily and Thomas, there to capture the moment for us so we can always look back on it. Seeing the pictures always brings a smile to my face. I am so lucky to be spending the rest of my life with my best friend. I love you, Dan!