Lindsey and Brandon

197How We Met: Some of my friends & I were vacationing in Hawaii on the Island of Oahu for my 22nd birthday in November 2013 and Brandon was stationed there on Wheeler Army Airfield with the United States Army. We just happen to run into each other and Brandon asked me if I’d like to go to dinner one night while I was there & I said yes. We went to Haleiwa Joe’s for dinner and then walked along the beach. It was definitely love at first sight! During our first date, we both remembered each other from high school and even though we weren’t in the same grade, we had many mutual friends. Brandon asked me on a second date the next night & the rest is history…Unfortunately, I had to return home from vacation, but we continued a long distance relationship.

How He Asked: I decided to make another trip to Hawaii and visit Brandon in late March 2014. Brandon surprised me by proposing while a photographer captured everything on camera. From there, we planned for me to move to Hawaii in June 2014 and we’d elope, so that I could finish the remainder of his tour in Hawaii with him which would end mid-March 2015. They eloped on June 19, 2014 in Ko’Olina Hawaii and started planning a wedding ceremony for March 21, 2015 in their hometown of Bartow, Florida for family & close friends.