Despite both of us attending Longwood University at the same time, we didn’t know each other until several years after graduation. I was already living in Baltimore when Wes moved here for work. A mutual friend who helped him move-in invited me out with them for the night. Wes and I clicked instantly! We went on our first official date the next day and have been together ever since. In fact, we are getting married exactly 5 years after meeting.
We were on a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, CO with our friends. Wes was insisting we get professional photos taken at the top of the gondola to recreate his childhood ones. He typed out “I’m going to propose!” and showed the photographer disguising it as the photo recreation. Despite being 20 degrees, the photographer convinced me to take my gloves off. After a few regular photos, Wes got down on one knee and I said YES! After our photoshoot, we joined our friends, popped champagne and skied the rest of the day.