From the Bride:
We met two years ago for our first date at a neighborhood beer garden called Sheffield’s. Things couldn’t be better until our third date when Ben dropped the bomb on me that he was moving to China for 6 months. (Actually, it started as 3, and somehow turned into 6.)
We spent the four months before he left dating and falling in love in Chicago. Ben was an awesome date planner; we went to wine tastings, comedy shows, concerts, and, thanks to Ben’s love of good food, too many great restaurants.
Fortunately, we live in the 21st century and Face Time helped us get through China. I even went out to Shanghai to visit for a week. It was an amazing experience to be in another country together, but we were both thrilled when Ben came home and I never had to deal with another spotty Face Time connection again.
Right before a trip to Arizona to visit Ben’s family and see the Grand Canyon, I had an inkling he was going to propose on the trip. Instead, he surprised me and proposed the day before we left!