Wedding Giveaway Finalists
Tell us about you and your partner
My partner and I have been together for almost 5 years now. I work as an ultrasound tech, while she works as an art and drama teacher. She is from the suburbs of Chicago and I am from St. Louis. We both love the arts, traveling, animals, and new adventures.
Tell us how you met
We both transferred to Webster University our sophomore year of college from other schools and were randomly paired as roommates. The moment I saw her, I knew she would be a special part of my life. We quickly became best friends and then started dating at the end of that year. Now after almost 5 years, we still never tire of one another.
Tell us about the proposal
My partner’s grandfather built a park in the Chicago suburb of Lisle that her family is very proud of. It’s a beautiful, spacious park with several trails, wildlife, plants, flowers, and in the summer, many fireflies. We had walked around the park in the evening when we first started dating and I had never seen so many fireflies. It was as if magic was in the air. On her birthday this year, we walked around that park in the evening as the sun was setting and fireflies were everywhere. I had her best friend place my guitar on one of the park benches shortly before we approached it. I grabbed it and started playing a song composed of all of our love songs. I then knelt down on one knee and pulled out the ring I got her. I asked her to marry me and she said yes!
Tell us about your dream wedding
We would both like a fun, relaxed, smaller wedding surrounded by our close friends and family. We would love an outdoor wedding. We want an open bar, and a sense of humor, as well as romance. As long as we can celebrate our love around the people who love us, that’s all that matters!