We met working as editors at the same magazine. It was clear from the first day we met that we had a very strong connection. Since work romances can be complicated, we became friends first and grew really close. Then, one rainy day over coffee, we professed our love for one another. That was 4 years ago now!
Was there a proposal? Tell us about it!
We didn’t have a traditional proposal situation. We really wanted to sit down and talk about our relationship and our future rather than surprising one person. We figured that birthdays and big job promotions are the perfect times to make an event all about one individual in a relationship, but if we were going to commit to being partners in life we should just decide on it together. That being said, we did want to mark the occasion of our engagement, so we asked a friend if she could make us an engagement quilt. We picked out the colors and gave her some pattern inspiration, and asked her to embroider our names and the date into it. As soon as we got the quilt, we announced to our friends and family that we were officially engaged.
Are you planning your wedding right away or giving yourself some time to just be engaged?
We gave ourselves some time to make sure that nothing was too rushed or hectic. And we got married on October 28th of this year!
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your spouse-to-be?
Alison: I’ve learned to live in the moment more and I’ve also now mastered the art of perfectly folding a leftover pizza box so it fits in the recycling bin of our small Brooklyn apartment.
Beth: I’ve learned to let things go and to never underestimate the speed of an native New Yorker’s walking pace.
What’s your favorite part of your relationship?
Alison: Really feeling like a family. I feel like Beth and I can get through anything together, and that feels so good. I also love that everything is up for conversation and we try to be really intentional with how we live our lives.
Beth: Being able to talk about anything and everything