Lauren and Matt
How We Met
Matt and I met at sleep away camp in 2000 when we were kids. We were friends during the summer but once we left to go back home, it was out of sight out of mind. We reconnected 15 years later in 2015 when we found each other on a dating app.
How He Asked
Matt and I take the same train to work every morning, and on the morning of the proposal, we did just that. Little did I know that Matt actually turned back around to go home after he got off – he never made it to work! I have summer Fridays in the summer, and we had planned to meet back at the apartment and go to the park for a walk. I usually get out at 1pm from work, but that day was of course the one day that I ended up staying a little later. Meanwhile, Matt was back at our apartment pacing back and forth waiting for me. When I got home and opened the door, he had our song, “Love Me Now” by John Legend playing in the background, with rose petals and candles making a path to our living room where he was waiting, and there were pictures of us and balloons hanging everywhere. Matt was crying and I was so in shock, so much that I don’t even remember what he said when he proposed! All I know is I said yes! But that wasn’t the only surprise he had planned for me. Right after, he took me to get my nails done and had the glam squad come to our apartment to do my hair and makeup. He told me we would be celebrating just the two of us that night. When we got to the restaurant, both our families were there to surprise me, and we had an amazing dinner. But obviously that wasn’t the end of it, because Matt never does anything small. After we left dinner, he took me to a private bar where all of our friends were waiting for us, and we partied with them till late into the night. It was the most perfect night, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better or for a better fiance!