Kaitlyn moved to Brooklyn from Wisconsin to become a teacher. She applied to a tough school in Brooklyn. Rachel was working at the school at the time and when her boss was reviewing resumes, Rachel said there's no way a red head from Wisconsin could cut it at this school. Thankfully, Rachel's boss didn't listen and hired Kaitlyn anyway. She started working at the school later that summer and they became fast friends. For quite awhile, they remained mostly platonic. It took Kaitlyn a little longer to come around, but she finally agreed to "give it a shot." Once the guard was down, their relationship blossomed quickly and it was clearly worth the wait.
Kaitlyn and Rachel share a passion for traveling the world together. One of their favorite trips was flying to San Francisco, then taking an Amtrak sleeper car up to Seattle. After spending a few days there, they got on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry where they camped under the stars on the deck of the ship. Amidst wedding plans, they are visiting Colombia this February with friends. They can't wait to plan more travel adventures!
Rachel popped the question while visiting California for Kaitlyn's nephew's birth last April. They drove down the Pacific Coast Highway and pulled off the road to hike out on one of the cliffs. Rachel got down on one knee and Kaitlyn immediately hugged her, forgetting to answer the question. They celebrated by staying in a converted Water Tower in Carmel Valley. Kaitlyn returned the proposal a few weeks later back home on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a breakfast picnic.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park are special spots for Rachel and Kaitlyn, so the location was obvious for engagement photos. They can't wait to get married this summer and to start a new chapter of life by moving somewhere new!