Emily and J.D.

Where to Propose in Tuscany, Italy

How We Met

J.D. and I met when he was in Indianapolis interviewing for a new job at Appirio. At the time he was working out in Denver, Co. We had both planned to go out that night with mutual friends. J.D. claims it was love at first sight, he was full of cheesy pick-up lines that night! He flew back to Denver the following week, but we continued to talk off and on when I was in Indianapolis and he was in Denver. He accepted the position in Indy and we reconnected that summer. The rest of our love story is history!

How He Asked

Oh My! September 9th, 2016 was a fairy tale! We had been on our trip traveling all over Italy and Greece. About four days into our vacation, we had planned a wine and cook class in Tuscany. The day was filled with great food, wine and even better company! We had done the class with three other couples. After a very fulfilling meal, it was time to go back to our home base in Florence, Italy. Everyone piled into the car, but Majla (the homeowner of the beautiful property we were on) needed two people to stay behind so that her husband “could pick up their son.” Little did I know, this was all part of J.D.’s plan! We walked the property and ended up in a flower garden with a “love bench” overlooking the hills of Tuscany! The views were breathtaking. J.D. took my hand and began telling me how much he loved me, and couldn’t wait to start a new chapter of our lives together. Before I knew it, he was on one knee asking me to marry him! Tears immediately filled my eyes, and I was barely able to get the words “YES” out of my mouth. We celebrated with flowers, champagne and some of the most beautiful views! It couldn’t have been more perfect. J.D. truly outdid himself, I am one lucky lady!

Emily and J.D.'s Engagement in Tuscany, Italy

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