Emily and Justin
How We Met
We cant pinpoint an exact day or time we met, but we met when we were both in high school. We lived in the same town but went to different schools. Justin and I met through friends, but did not start dating until a few years later. The summer after I graduated from high school is when our friendship turned into something a little more. I used to show up where he worked all the time (I spent a lot of money just so I could go in his checkout line…) and he used to stay up all night texting me the sweetest and funniest messages. I was a shy person, but I never felt more comfortable than when I was with him or talking to him. We never made anything official before I went away to college, as he said “college girls are crazy when they go away”. Little did he know the only thing I was crazy about was him. He came to visit me several times at school, and I came home often to see him. In November of 2011, Justin asked if I would be his girlfriend and of course I said yes.
How He Asked
We started dating in 2011, and now in 2017 we’ve grown so much together. Justin and I love to vacation in Disney World (4 trips in 6 years pretty much shows that..) so of course, that’s where he popped the big question and it was the most magical day of my life. For as long as I can remember I’ve watched Disney proposals online, read stories, and thought about how wonderful it would be to get engaged in the most magical place on earth and Justin made all of my dreams come true. On September 16, 2017 Justin asked me to take a picture by the wishing well in Magic Kingdom. When we walked up to the well it was blocked off from hurricane damage that occurred the week before. So he did the next best thing. He stood next to me on a bridge in front of Cinderella Castle and handed me a penny and said, “Make a wish”. I closed my eyes, made a wish, and before I knew it Justin was down on one knee and said, “My wish is that you will be with me forever”. Right in front of me was the man of my dreams, the only guy I’ve ever loved, holding the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. Of course I said yes! Everything about that day was so perfect! We laughed, we cried, and we smiled the biggest smiles we’ve ever smiled. We are very excited to begin this next chapter of our lives!