JC and Kendra

How We Met

JC & I met at new teacher orientation at Old Saybrook High School in Old Saybrook, CT. He was filling a role as a permanent sub in the district for a History teacher who was having her first child, while I was starting my first job in special education. We became fast friends, however we were only friends for most of the school year. We went on our first day at Liv’s Oyster bar in Old Saybrook, which became the same place JC proposed three years later!

How He Asked

My proposal was a surprise. We had just gotten back from a family trip to Maine, where I thought he was going to propose, but didn’t. I felt like if it didn’t happen in Maine it wasn’t going to happen til our next “big event.” However, to my surprise I came back to school from the gym with my special education students one day to find one of my lacrosse players in my room with a bouquet of flowers and a note. Inside the note it told me how happy JC was to have met me and that I had an appointment at a local nail salon where my next instructions would be waiting. After my manicure my nail technician gave me another card. This card said that there would be a cocktail and a dozen oysters waiting for me across the street at the site of our first date, Liv’s Oyster Bar. When I got inside I realized he had them open a half an hour early just for us and he proposed while the bartender recorded the whole thing. After our first drink our friends and family surprised me!

Special Thanks

Brooke Brady Photography
Photographer