Kaitlyn and Dave
how we met
Dave and I first met at work. We are both in law enforcement and met on the job. He was actually my field training officer and I was his trainee. By the second year of our professional, working relationship, Dave became my zone partner and my best friend. During one of his call outs, as a member of SWAT, with a barricaded subject…an intense situation for anyone…I became a nervous wreck knowing he was the one going in first. It was at that moment I realized that not only was Dave my best friend but that I was truly in love with him. Once I finally got the guts to tell him, he shared that the feelings were mutual and I guess you would say the rest is history. We have been inseparable ever since.
how he asked
Dave popped the question at Lakeside Park in June of 2016. My best friend & future Maid of Honor, Katie Arbogast of 59 and Bluebell Weddings and Events, helped him plan everything and it was perfect! Dave called Katie about a week prior to the big day, as I found out later, and said, “I’ve got the ring. Let’s do this!” and the planning began! Flowers, champagne, a beautiful view, and amazing words, which I wish I could remember.
All I know is he cried, I cried, there was an amazing ring and I said YES. Champagne was popped open, we kissed, and then it started to rain. No one could have planned more perfect timing or a more perfect proposal. Truly magical! I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life!