Kelsey and Christian

How We Met

Christian and I met in college around 2010, but we never really hung out or anything. We just knew that we both existed as humans. It really wasn’t until around 2015 that we started talking on Facebook. We started talking about Louisville, KY where he went to another college for a little bit and raved about the city. Suddenly, we were planning a trip to Louisville together. During our first trip to Louisville is where we officially started dating!

How He Asked

Louisville, Kentucky holds a special place in both mine and Christian’s hearts, which also means when the Kentucky Derby is happening, it’s a special event for us, too. This year for the Derby, Christian wanted to make sure we got our annual Kentucky Derby selfie, along with an additional picture at the Barbaro statue and gardens. We got our picture at the Barbaro statue, and then he said, “One more…” He reached his hand in his pocket, and it was ring. After he got the ring, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. I was in total shock of this that I the first thing I said was, “Are you serious!?” Of course I said yes though!

Kelsey's Proposal in Louisville, Kentucky