Tell us how you first met? who what when where why? give us the dirty details.
We almost met in 2007 in the parking lot at Kaufmann Stadium after a Cardinals vs, Royals game. Good thing we didn’t because the timing would not have worked out for either of us. Fast forward to July 2012, we met at a happy hour that extended into dinner. The next day I called one of my friends whose brother knew Ryan and asked for any insight. I knew that the night had gone really well but wanted to get the inside scoop. She said Ryan was always a nice guy and had a great sense of humor. I was the one to make first move…kissed him on the cheek as we parted ways that night. I had stood up my friends…we had made plans for later that night and he went up to meet with his friends at a bar near by.
Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
I had no idea…granted we had been talking about marriage for a few years. I had no clue. I had the day off and was finishing up Christmas shopping and getting my hair done (and luckily a manicure—thanks Groupon). We met up for dinner at Gilt Bar and afterwards went for a walk. Ryan asked if I knew of any Christmas lights around but the only lights nearby were on Michigan Ave. It was unseasonably warm for Chicago on 12/23 so we went down to Riverwalk. We were just chatting and stopped under one of the renovated bridges and he stopped and said I have a treat for you …I was so full from dinner so I told him I was good. That's when he got down on one knee and pulled a ring box from his work bag. It was good work on his part…. excellent atmosphere, beautiful ring, and the best guy.
Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
Missy- Celebrating with family and friends.
Ryan- First dance