Tiffany and Kasper
How We Met
Kasper and I met in Austin, Texas during the fall of 2011 while I was celebrating my “21st again” at a University of Texas party barge. On our way up to Lake Travis, someone told Kasper that an American girl sitting in the back of the bus had just come back from a semester abroad in Copenhagen and that he should go and talk to her. And so he did. After hours of partying on the lake, conquering keg stands and winning flip cup competitions, we were happily acquainted. We spent a magical semester together, eating at food trucks, living up the college life and taking in Texas culture before sadly he had to return home to Denmark.
We first started dating in November 2012 while I was on exchange in Brighton, UK, where we were able to see each other often during the weekends and multiple meet-ups around European cities. After two years of long-distance back and forth between Texas and Denmark, making memories together wherever we could, from foodie-restaurant hopping and concert-dancing to globe-trotting, it was clear that we were on to something special. In October 2014, I finally packed up my bags and said goodbye to my life in Austin, and said hello to Copenhagen!
How He Asked
A few months later in February, Kasper and I were flying to Houston for Lunar New Year to visit my family. We were just finishing up the renovation of our apartment, so we were both very much looking forward to a getaway in Texas. Though my parents live in Houston, Kasper and I always make a short trip to Austin when we visit. I wouldn’t find out until later that Kasper had been planning this Austin getaway to be a bit more special!
We drove up to Austin and checked-in to our cute boutique hotel, ready to relax and takeit easy. We spent the day visiting our favorite local spots and ended up on Lady Bird Lake, where we used to run and paddle board while living in Austin. The weather was perfect and we were really just enjoying each other’s company. Later, we had dinner at Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, one of our favorite restaurants serving incredible Japanese/Texan fusion dishes, on a fully booked Valentine’s Day. The food coma hit me hard after glasses of sake and a heavy meal. Still, Kasper insisted we take a walk to the State Capitol building before heading back to the hotel for the night.
He finally convinced me and we took an Uber out. We arrived downtown, we took a romantic walk under the Texas sky around the Capitol. It was a warm clear night and we spent our time reminiscing about the first time I took Kasper here and introduced him to food truck tacos and Kimchi fries on those very same steps. As we made our way down the lawn, Kasper hugged me tight and told me how he had been falling more in love with me ever since that very first day years ago. Then suddenly, he got down on one knee and asked if I would spend the rest of my life with him (…and more romantic stuff, but I was so caught up in the moment I honestly don’t remember much after!) I began to cry and was so overwhelmed with joy and excitement, and I couldn’t say yes fast enough! I said “Of course,” and he put the most beautiful ring on my finger, exactly the one I imagined (it turns out that Kasper had been studying my Pinterest account in great detail!) After Kasper proposed I felt like I was in a dreamland and slightly unconscious. I kept looking at him and laughing because I was so genuinely happy and so surprised!