"We officially met back in November of 2014 at the church we were both a part of. (We had previously met back in high school November of 2011 at a church event, but I don't remember it for the life of me... oops.) Gabi was reserved at first, but always very conversational and asking me questions about me. Meanwhile, I was my oblivious self who liked talking to Gabi 'cause she sure was interesting as well as gorgeous, but I didn't think much of it at first. After seeing each other most weeks at church groups and talking (flirting) more and more each time, we finally started talking outside of group. We would stay up 'til the early hours of the morning talking about the most random things: what our thoughts were on any subject we could imagine and more importantly, more about who the other person was. Once we started dating, we spent as much time together as possible: sushi dates, lake days, hammocks in the park, drive-in movies, and days spent with family. We spent that summer in basically a romantic movie, then headed off to school at GCU where we lived for a year and eventually came back to Scottsdale and have been by each other's side through the last (almost) three years.
Gabi started the initial pursuit. I was hesitant at first as she was a senior in high school, and I was a sophomore in college. As we spent more time spent talking, I knew it would be stupid to pass up an opportunity with a girl so incredible and beautiful, so I asked her out (told her that I liked her and wanted to go out) in a Walmart parking lot while we were shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters. Super classy, for sure.
I proposed with 248 Roses, 30+ candles, and some tears. After planning a day with her family and mine, Gabi's mom, sister, and best friend took her out for a girls' day. Meanwhile, I decorated her apartment with vases of roses, candles, and rose petals that led to the center of her living room, and I waited... Once she walked in, I started crying, of course, and somehow got the words out to ask her to marry me. Thankfully, she said yes."
"They say opposites attract; well that is the case with Bryan and I. We compliment each other in the most beautiful of ways that make our relationship a masterpiece (well, at least in my eyes). Bryan and I met on the dance floor as he was dancing with no rhythm whatsoever. He came up to me and asked me to dance. I had to say yes because for some reason it was absolutely adorable the way he approached me. As I was dancing with Bryan, I started to get to know him, and he continually made me laugh. (He didn't know it at the time, but I was slowly improving his dance moves as we went.) I feel like that first dance will forever be in my head and kicked off our spontaneous, trusting, and most definitely fun relationship. We quickly became inseparable. I drive him crazy with my wild and free gypsy soul, while he is the most patient, loving, caring, and handsome man I know. He came into my life and showed me what love really is. He has never tried to change me. I feel like the past seven years together have flown by. I am happy to say as of April 2017, this man is my fiancé!"