Kristen and Justin
How We Met
My former college roommate, Jackie, told me she had a coworker she wanted me to meet. Little did I know, she had told a few single male coworkers about me, and Justin won the bid based on the mere fact that he lived the closest. Anyways, Jackie and I went to meet him at Hook’s–a fun little bar at the shore in NJ. I was taken immediately, and we hit it off right away. We had all started playing Photohunt (always a favorite), and slowly but surely, Jackie just backed away and had herself a drink at the bar. Before we knew it, it was just me and Justin and we had a great time hanging out. He texted as soon as he got home, and all the next day, and everyday after that we were in touch and in love.
How He Asked
After a long, hard summer at work, we were both finally able to coordinate a Friday off together in late August to spend on the beach. We started our day off by waking up early to catch a sunrise over the ocean in Seaside Heights. We set up our blanket and snuggled in close, chilly in the pre-dawn oceanic breeze. Before the sun had a chance to start rising over the horizon, Justin simply said, “Tin, I have a surprise for you.” I looked over and saw Justin holding a box with the most unique and stunning ring I’ve ever seen. “Will you marry me?” he asked. Without a second of hesitation, I answered affirmatively in the form of a soundless shriek and a giant hug, tackling him to the ground. We were both teary-eyed and delirious with joy, gazing into one another’s eyes and smiling larger than should even be possible. After few moments of bliss, I found my voice and pleaded, “Put it on!!!” The ring was still in the box, so Justin took it with shaking hands and placed it….on my middle finger. Laughing, I pointed out the error, and finally he slid the band onto my ring finger and we were engaged!