Tell us how you met and fell in love!
We matched on Tinder! We texted for a few weeks before deciding we wanted to meet up. It was Easter 2016, I (Kaelyn) went to the wine store Veronica works at to say hi and buy beers. We met up afterwards for drinks and sat on my porch together where we kissed for the first time. It was an instant connection, and after a few dates we realized we were perfect for each other. Now we live together in the same apartment where we had that first kiss!
Was there a proposal? Tell us about it!
Yes! We had the weekend off and were up in Port Chester, NY for a concert. Before the concert we went to Captain Lawrence Brewery, which was the first brewery we ever went to together. Veronica knows a few people there and one of the guys invited us to check out a new beer in the barrel room, when we got back there he said that he needed to go grab us an extra glass and excused himself. Once he did, Veronica turned around and said “Jack doesn’t have a special beer for us to try, he brought us back here so I could do this in private”, and then she asked me to spend the rest of my life with her. I don’t even think I said yes, I just kind of laughed and cried and kissed her. What she didn’t know was that about two weeks beforehand I had purchased an engagement ring for her, once she asked me I planned to picked a good time later that night and ask her back but as soon as we got to our hotel room I couldn’t contain myself and asked her back right there, and she obviously said yes! We went to the concert, had some drinks and then ate a domino’s pizza at like 2 am. It was perfect.
Are you planning your wedding right away or giving yourself some time to just be engaged?
We set a date and picked a venue early on but made sure we had a lot of time to plan. Our engagement will be a little under 2 years long when we get married! We’ve found that spacing the big things out have made the planning process a lot easier!
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your spouse-to-be?
Kaelyn : Veronica has taught me how to have fun, to let loose and to completely be myself. She taught me how to trust, not just other people but myself as well. She has taught me how to love myself completely.
Veronica: Kaelyn has taught me how to love and value myself. To stop worrying about what other people think.
What’s your favorite part of your relationship?
I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite part! I love going on big adventures and traveling with Veronica as much as I love those lazy days we spend laying around with the dog, watching Netflix, and drinking wine. Simply being able to love her is the best part.