Jess and Bill

Jess and Bill's Engagement in Charleston, SC

How We Met

Me and Billy met 6 years ago on June 18, 2011 at a family party. My brother’s 21st birthday was the following day and once it got closer to midnight we started celebrating. He had a his best friend John swing by and later into the night John’s younger brother Billy showed up. When Billy arrived I asked if he was hungry and he said yes, so naturally I grabbed his hand and made our way to the food table. As we were making our way a couple family members asked who billy was and I jokingly said “hes my boyfriend!” even though this was the first time I met him. That night I left in a rush and didn’t get his number. A few days later he found me on Facebook and we exchanged numbers. We spent that summer getting to know each other and on October 1st, 2011 he asked me to be his girlfriend.

How He Asked

Fast forward five years later and we decided we needed to experience something different and we moved from Boston, Ma to Charleston, SC. The last year has been a little difficult on us since Billy travels more than 50% of the time for work. When billy told me he would be traveling for work on our six year anniversary I was a little bummed, but he told me not to worry, that he would plan the most perfect night to make up for being away. On September 23 Billy told me we would be celebrating our anniversary that night. When we arrived at the Charleston harbor I was surprised to see he booked a sunset boat tour for us. We were the last ones to check in and as we were about to take our picture billy got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. This night meant so much to me and I still cry when I think about how much effort he put into everything. He is the man of my dreams and I can wait to marry him.

Jess's Proposal in Charleston, SC

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