In August 2009, Michael and I were both transfer students to Curry College in Milton, MA. We were introduced by my college roommate Sarah, whom Michael had previously met during orientation. Ask Mike to tell you his thoughts when he first saw me ;) At the time I was dating someone else, but I knew Mike was a great guy when he decided being friends was still a win. We were both communications majors, so we had some classes together and had both auditioned for a production of Romeo and Juliet. Michael was cast as Benvolio and I the Nurse. He got to spend most of the production calling me "fat" but we quickly became a support system for one another and realized we were a good team. By the end of the Fall semester we were inseparable - late night Wendy's runs, mid-day Dunkin, weekends in Winchester, Boston adventures and so much more. 2 years of amazing college memories (including our first kiss in a stage production), 13 months of long distance, 8 years of living together in Boston and 10 years of laughter and happiness bring us to tying the knot!
On our 9th dating anniversary, December 31st, 2018, Michael proposed at the Skywalk at the top of the Prudential Center (Fun fact this is where his father proposed to his mother). On this day, we always dress to the nines and explore the city of Boston. Michael suggested we check out the Skywalk as it had been years since the last time we'd been up there. After some great hot chocolate from LA Burdicks and wandering First Night, we decided to venture up. While checking out the views Michael got down on one knee. Our friend Steven Nisotel was there as a surprise to capture to the moment via photo and video. After some photos and a celebratory drink at CityScape at the Lenox Hotel, we were off to our dinner reservation at Il Casale in Lexington. When we arrived, to my surprise, our parents and the best of friends were there to celebrate the new year and our engagement. But the night wasn't over. The ride home to Andover was as usual (and I was so excited to put PJs on, pop some champagne and ring in 2019), but when we arrived, I was asked to open the front door. Confused as to why others wouldn't I did as asked and was met with a big "SURPRISE" from even more of our friends. Michael had 100% successfully caught me off guard and planned an engagement/new years celebration to rival them all. We spent the evening surround by friends and loved ones and got to ring in 2019 as the future Mr. and Mrs. Spieler.