Stacie and Shane
Dating for almost 9 years, wedding in September 2016
Chapter 1: First Impressions
Stacie: Shane and I worked at a restaurant together for a couple of years before we actually started dating. I always thought he was super cute and had a secret crush on him.
Shane: I thought Stacie was gorgeous and way out of my league.
Chapter 2: Coupledom
Stacie: We ran in the same circle of friends/coworkers so when I turned 24 I invited him out for my birthday.
Shane: I was stoked that she asked me to hang out with her outside of work, even if it was a group setting.
Stacie: A few days later, we went out for coffee and after that just never really stopped hanging out.
Chapter 3: The Proposal
Stacie: Shane and I go to Seattle every year for my birthday. On this particular trip Shane told me that he found a cool park for us to check out.
Shane: We get to this park (where I have an elaborate proposal planned) and it’s completely unromantic. We’re basically tromping through mud and mosquitos are attacking us at every whim. Stacie wanted to leave.
Stacie: In my defense, I had no idea what was going on.
Shane: She actually thwarted my efforts again later that night when I tried to pop the question as we looked out over the Seattle skyline.
Stacie: I didn’t know! It seemed like a sketchy part of town, and I thought we should get out of there.
Shane: Third times a charm. The next morning we went to Pike Place Market, and I asked a random couple to take our picture. When they started snapping, I got down on one knee.
Stacie: I was completely shocked and caught off guard. You think you know someone after that many years of dating and they still manage to surprise you. It was really sweet.
Chapter 4: Ever After
Stacie and Shane: We are both super excited to be getting married and can’t wait to see what the future holds.