Paige and Matthew

How We Met: Matthew and I met in September of 2006 when he was home one weekend from college for a wedding I was helping his mom with. From the moment he walked in the door I knew he was the man I would marry. However, because he was a freshman in college and I was a freshman in high school, he ignored me completely for the next four years. On my eighteenth birthday he asked me on a date. I agreed and we’ve been together ever since.

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How He Asked: The day before Matthew proposed he suggested I ask my family if they wanted to go to lunch his family after church the next day. I thought that would be a great idea so we decided to meet at Ninfa’s at 12:30 since Matthew’s mom had to meet a bride at the Suspension Bridge downtown around that time to pick up a check. The next day on our way into town my mom text me saying they had gotten downtown early and decided to go to the Suspension Bridge to hang out until we got there. When we arrived Matthew pulled me aside and asked, “Do you remember that bride my mom was supposed to meet?” I said, “Yes??” Then Matthew got on one knee saying, “Paige Melissa Bukowski, will you marry me?” Of course I said, “YES!” Little did I know I would be the bride! And there’s no way to stage that expression on my face.

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