Leslie and Bradly

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How We Met

Bradly and I met when I was beginning my sophomore year of college. We were at a party & began talking on the deck. He was so outgoing and easy to talk to, I kept thinking about it for weeks after!  I wasn’t intending on beginning a relationship at that point, so I tried (and failed!) to deflect his efforts. But you know how the story goes – he never gave up the chase! We began dating and it was like nothing I have ever experienced! Since we have been together, we have grown so much & it didn’t take long for me to know he was the one.

How He Asked

I suspected a proposal might be coming this summer, but I wasn’t sure when. Bradly tricked me into believing he had special plans for us the third weekend of July, so I was convinced it would happen then! The weekend prior to that, we had a trip planned with his family to Canada. We started the vacation off by seeing the Detroit Tigers play in Toronto, and then drove to Niagara Falls. We all got cleaned up at our amazing hotel before heading over to see the Falls. It was down pouring, so we grabbed ponchos in the gift shop.

I had never been to Niagara before- it was breathtaking! We were all enjoying the view, when suddenly it stopped raining, so we took off our ponchos and decided to take some nice photos. Bradly’s sister is a great photographer and was taking a few cute ones of us, when Brad turned to me and said he loved me, and started into the sweetest “speech” I have ever heard… it took me awhile before I realized what was happening! He got down on one knee and surprised me with the most picture-perfect proposal!

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It was the absolute best day of my life and I cannot wait to marry him!

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