How did you and your partner meet?
"We have an interesting story… we actually met when we were 19, dated through all of our 20’s, and broke up when he took a job in Denver, CO. We were apart for most of our 30’s, although neither of us married or had children. We reconnected when he walked into Wurst, where I was having my 39th birthday party (he was there for his friend Katie’s birthday on the same night!). We spent the night talking and catching up… and over the course of the next few weeks/months I learned that he’d been telling his friends for years about “the one that got away” (me!). Our “second-first date” was Vietnamese food, the downtown Christmas tree lighting, and cocktails…and we have been together ever since. So my ex-boyfriend became my Boyfriend 2.0, then my fiancé, and now my husband! I can truly say that he has been the love of my life through all the different phases in my life."
"We took a family trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in January, 2017. Jeremy had purchased my gorgeous engagement ring, and (unbeknownst to me) planned to propose on the trip. Unfortunately, there was a huge ice/snow storm as we were leaving and FedEx was unable to deliver the ring! He was going to put the proposal on hold, and my brilliant sister convinced him to ask me “using anything, even a rubber band”. On one of our last nights in the DR, he slipped away from the table during dinner and purchased a lovely Larimar ring from a street vendor… after dinner, we went out drinking and dancing with my soon-to-be brother and sister-in-law. At the end of the night, we were walking back when Jeremy suddenly pulled me towards a gazebo out over the water, my favorite Beatles’ song (“In My Life”) began playing and we were dancing and saying lovely things to one another. When the song ended, Jeremy was on one knee holding the sweet Larimar ring, asking me to be his wife. It was a perfect moment, a perfect night, and an amazing trip… and I wore the Larimar ring on a long gold chain as my “Something Blue” for our wedding."