Jordan and Piotr

How He Asked

We were in our senior year of college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We had a month long winter break and Piotr planned a trip for us to go travel across Europe. The first week was spent in Kraków, Tychy, and Warsaw, Poland. During this time I was able to meet his aunts, uncles, cousins.  The next week we went to Beelin, Germany because I am German and wanted to see where I was from. This was over Christmas and we went to the Christmas markets. The next week we went to Paris and we spent New Year’s Eve there. The next week we went to London and I was able to meet more of his family. The last weekend we were in Amsterdam to celebrate my birthday. Piotr proposed when we were in Poland. The very first day we were there, we met up with some of his friends in the town square and drank hot wine. The architecture is beautiful in this city. Next Piotr wanted to take me up to see the castle. Once we got there he said he wanted to take pictures with me by the big Christmas tree in the castle courtyard. Once his friend was ready to take pictures, Piotr got down on one knee, pulled it a ring box, he said “I want to make daddy’s princess, my queen” and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! I could have never dreamed that someday, I would get proposed to in a castle in Europe. It was straight out of a fairytale and we will never forget that moment.

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