Renee and Joe

How We Met

We simply met through my brother, Billy. Joe and I had our first date October 2014. Then we went about a month before we saw one another again. Joe lives in Louisville, Kentucky. I live in Greenville, South Carolina. He came to town for a “friends-giving” which he hosted and he invited me. On Novemeber 29th we went to visit the Biltmore House in Ashville, North Carolina where he asked me

to be his girlfriend. We went through things that were designed to tear us apart, like living 400 miles away from each other, but instead we came out stronger and never gave up.

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How He Asked

Joe, his parents, and I were going for a hike at Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado. As we walked through the scenic trail, Joe was so relaxed and so patient, which is unlike him. After the 1.3 mile hike, Joe suggested we get some pictures, which is also unlike him. As we were posing for our picture, Joe dropped to one knee and said, “Renee Hoffman, will you marry me?” I cried for a solid minute and then immediately said, “duh!”

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