Lauren and Raffaele
How We Met
Raffaele and I met in 2012 at college. We both played soccer for our university, so we were at school before all the other students came. Right before school started the men’s and women’s soccer teams had a get-together and that is where we officially met. When we walked in I even jokingly said to some of my friends “I’m going to marry him one day!” Who knew that would actually happen! In the next few days we continued to talk and went out on a few dates, and the rest is history!
How He Asked
Raffaele knows that I love hiking, so he planned our proposal on a beautiful October day at Hanging Rock State Park. He is very scared of heights, so when he was acting weird, I thought it was just because of that! He knew that I wanted someone there to take pictures, so he asked his former teacher who has become a photographer to come! I had never met her, and there was tons of people, so I had no idea she was there! When he got down on one knee I was so surprised! It was one of the best days of my life! Our photographer did an amazing job- and she even brought us champagne glasses and champagne- ALL the way up on top of a mountain!