Julianne and Patrick

How We Met: Patrick and I met randomly at a bar one night. It was one of those night were I didn’t want to go out, but it was one of my friends birthdays so I went anyways. Patrick who never went out, was out with some friends who were home from the military. I was about to make a move out to California to start a new adventure so I was in no way looking for a relationship. He had a few too many that night and I caught him staring at me from across the bar. After awhile, I said something to him so he knew I caught him looking, and we exchanged numbers. A week later we went on our first date, and somehow I knew I wasn’t moving anymore.

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How He Asked: A week later we went on our first date. After dinner, we decided to go for a walk around the towns lake and bridge, just talking. After a couple hours of talking he dropped me off and I kissed him goodnight, he told me he thought the date wasn’t going well because he was being shy, until I kissed him of course (he was so nervous he almost walked away before it happened). After that we were inseparable. One year later about a week before our anniversary, we had plans to stay at a beautiful hotel that later weekend, so I assumed something would happen. When randomly that Monday, he asked if I wanted to go for a walk and get some air. We went out to the same lake and just walked hand in hand. It wasn’t our anniversary yet, it wasn’t a special day to anyone else, but on that random Monday right where we went out for the first time he got down on his knee and asked for me to be his wife. Just because he knew I loved surprises and because it was our special place. The only one who saw the moment was someone who was riding his bike by right as it happened, and he let out a cheer as I said yes.

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