Tell us how you met and fell in love!
Six years ago, Bryan was vacationing in San Francisco, CA and Dustin was living there. We locked eyes across the dance floor at a bar in the Castro. We ended up talking, realizing that we had both attended the same college in Georgia and had a ton of friends in common, but we had never met before! We stayed in touch, which led to a few trips to visit one another, which led to dating long-distance. Dustin eventually made the jump and moved to Atlanta and the rest is history!
Was there a proposal? Tell us about it!
On a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Bryan proposed next to Swan Lake. He used a ring hidden in a Kinder Egg (Dustin’s favorite candy) to pop the question.
Are you planning your wedding right away or giving yourself some time to just be engaged?
We dove right in! We lived in Atlanta, GA for four years and are getting married there, but we ended up moving to Louisville, KY a few months ago for work. We're glad we locked in the wedding venue, coordinator, and DJ well in advance - and of course our fabulous photographer Jessica!
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your spouse-to-be?
Bryan: He introduced me to NASCAR, and I'm totally hooked (what a sport! great people watching!). More importantly though, he's taught me how to live in the moment, worry less, and find a better balance. It's easy to get caught up in the rat race of life, and Dustin is always there to help me pause, reframe my perspective, and pursue what makes us happy.
Dustin: He’s shown me the importance of chasing your dreams and making the most out of every opportunity. Because of this, I’ve had the chance to change careers, work on writing a book, and experience a lot of new things that I otherwise wouldn’t have been exposed to.
What’s your favorite part of your relationship?
Bryan: Dustin makes me the best version of myself when I'm with him. I love how anything feels possible when we're together. Being with him makes life's quiet moments more cozy and the adventures more epic. He's my better half!
Dustin: We push each other to be better, together. We’re a team and we’re there to support one another but also give the other a kick in the butt when they need it. This has allowed us to enjoy our life to the fullest while continuing to pursue our dreams.