Tell us the story of how you met...
After moving to Rochester, I wanted a way to casually meet new people and explore my new town. Being your typical millennial with a "What's the worst that could happen?" kind of attitude, I joined Tinder. If all else failed, at least I would get a nice meal every now and then, right?
And then Brad happened. The one who changed it all.
We agreed to meet on a dark and and cold Tuesday night in October, at a tiny bar called Half Pint. We sat on bar stools for hours, talking and laughing like we had been friends for years. From the moment I met Brad, he made me feel like the most special person in the room. Our first date was so easy and comfortable, I was hooked.
Two and a half years later, Brad would take me back to Half Pint on a summer evening and ask me to marry him.
What was the first date like?
Our first official date was an afternoon of hiking through Letchworth State Park. Everything about that day was perfect. After our hike, we stopped for cider doughnuts and apple cider. We took the long way home on back country roads and grabbed dinner at one of his favorite spots. I went home thinking about what life could be like with this amazing man by my side.
What makes him crush worthy?
Brad is such a special human. Not only is he an amazing husband, he's an incredible friend, brother and son (and doggie-daddy). His warmth, unconditional love, relentless positive-attitude and sense of humor make being his wife an absolute privilege. Brad is the best man I've ever met and I consider myself a pretty lucky lady to have him as my daily crush.
What are you looking forward to most in your future together?
I am excited for the whole journey. To watch Brad evolve and change and grow. I can't wait to start a family and watch Brad transition into the role of being a new Dad. I can't wait to see our how love evolves and changes and grows. Brad has never loved me like I'm ordinary and it's made my life better in so many ways.
Tell us about your wedding day
In October 2017, Brad and I married in front of our family and friends at the Woodcliff Hotel. We were blessed with seriously the most beautiful sunset during our ceremony. The clouds literally opened and a beam of light lit us up as we said our "I do's". You can't make that stuff up!
The whole day had "us" written all over it. It was super romantic and full of love.
Anything else you'd like to share??
I was twenty minutes late to our first date. He will never let me forget this and even managed working my tardiness into his proposal when he said, "although you were late to our first date, Maggie, you were right on time."
Ladies, find someone who sees the best in you and hold on to them forever.