Rachel and Matt

How We Met: Matt and I met in October 2011. My younger sister Shelbie and a few mutual friends introduced us and we hit it off right away. A few days after we met Matt had to go to Philadelphia to meet his new baby niece.

1432129945162I never thought I could miss someone I barely knew the way I missed him while he was gone. When Matt came home we were practically inseparable. After a month of spending everyday together I finally got the courage to ask Matt if he would like to see where things would go in a relationship.

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These last 4 years have been the happiest of my life.Rachel-n-Matt-1

How He Asked: Matt and I along with his sister

and her husband went on a vacation to St. John in the Virgin Islands a few weeks ago.

On Mother’s Day the four of us decided to spend the day at the beach. When we first got there I tried and tried to get Matt to go swimming with me, but he wouldn’t.

As I was walking along the beach collecting seashells Matt came up to me holding my hand and told me how happy I make him.

Then Matt got down on one knee told me he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Matt used my full name as he asked me to marry him. And I of course said yes!