How did you two meet? Tell us your story.
We met, unknowingly, through a mutual friend and Matt’s younger brother. I had recently graduated college and Matt was home from one of his many flights in the Marine Corp. I had reconnected with two friends from high school and decided to go to trivia one night in our hometown. One of my friends brought his older brother, Matt, along. We instantly connected and flirted the whole night. The next day both he and I asked our mutual friend about each other. A couple weeks later we finally went out on our first date, and we both knew almost immediately that we had found the one.
Describe the proposal.
After almost three years of dating, we both agreed it was time to either live together, or get engaged. At that time, living together wasn’t an option, so an engagement it was! I had been given my Grandmother’s stone and picked out a setting on my own. A few months later we went to New York City to celebrate the holidays with our two friends. After dinner we went to see the tree in Rockefeller Center, and while our friends were taking our picture Matt turned me towards him and said “You know I love you right?” I believe my response was, “Um…yea?” We both laughed and he continued to tell me that he wanted to spend his life with me. He was so nervous, that I had to remind him to get on one knee once I knew what was happening! After a bit more of his speech, which neither of us can actually remember, he asked if I would marry him, and I of course, said yes!
What was your favorite memory from your proposal?
My favorite memory was seeing Matt tear up for the first time since I had known him….although he claims it was because it was cold and windy out.
What do you love most about each other?
Rebecca: The thing I love most about Matt is his ability to make me laugh. I can be a handful at times (who isn’t), and even when I’m mad or upset he can always find a way to make me smile and cheer me up.
Matt: The thing I love most about Rebecca is her smile. Every time I look at her and see that smile, I fall in love all over again.