Crystal + Carrie - 2015 EnGAYged Wedding EXPO Giveaway Finalists!


Crystal + Carrie


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My name is Crystal and my Fiancé is Carrie. We live in Fort Worth,TX

I met Carrie 2 years ago in January. I have always had very old fashioned ideas when it comes to love. I’ve always said that the only person I wanted to give myself to was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I was 34 and had never really been in love. I had come out about 8 months before I met her and had only dated one other person. I was getting over a break up and had just gotten tired of being depressed and sitting at home. I went to one of the local bars to have a drink and see if any of my friends wanted to hang out for a while just so I could get out of the house. One of my friends met me up there and through the course of the night I got a little carried away in drowning my sorrows. My friend went to play some pool with a pretty girl across the bar from us and left me sitting there. Eventually my friend decided the girl was too young for her so all of a sudden I hear my friend yelling across the bar at the top of her lungs for me to come and meet this person. I was not really in the mood but I went and introduced myself anyway. She was beautiful and even in my state I thought to myself I have no chance with a girl like this. We talked and realized we were both signed up for the same Meetup group that was going to a comedy club the following night and since she was new to the group I exchanged numbers with her so she would be able to find us at the club. Then we all went to get some food to help sober up. While Carrie and my friend ate I was in the bathroom paying for my bad choices. Later that night when my friend and I went home she said she thought Carrie was interested in me because she kept asking if I was OK or if she needed to check on me while they were eating. I told her there was no way someone like Carrie would be interested in me.

The conversation with my friend stuck with me and the following night I found myself texting Carrie to see if she wanted me to meet her early at the comedy club to wait in line with her and to my surprise she said she would love to. I met her at the club and we went to stand in line and wait for the others from the group to show up. We talked and talked the whole time we were in line. I couldn’t take my eyes off her and her personality was just as beautiful as she was. She was kind and generous and I knew I wanted her to like me. Her smile lit up the room and I just wanted her to keep smiling at me. All through the show I kept sneaking peaks at her and hoping she would hang out after the show was over. She did hang out for a while and I bought her a drink. Later she asked if I wanted to dance and even though I have no clue how to dance I said yes. Again I couldn’t take my eyes off her and if I was horrible she was nice enough not to mention it. She had another friend’s birthday party to go to so she eventually had to leave but said she might catch up with us later that evening. I had a smile plastered to my face the whole evening. Later that night she joined up with us at the same bar we had met at the night before. We danced the whole night together and the more time I spent with her and talked to her the more I fell for her. At the end of the night I walked her to her car and we sat there talking for a while. She told me that she had also just gotten out of a relationship and was still very unsure of what she wanted. She said it frightened her how easy it was to talk to me and easily she felt she could fall for me. She said half of her brain was telling her to run and the other half just wanted to kiss me. It was my first real kiss and it was perfect.
We have been together ever since. We have had to work through the ups and downs that life and love can throw your way but we have stuck it out together. This year on our anniversary I went all out I had her mom take her out to get her out of the house then I set up the living room with candles and rose petals everywhere. I had pictures with different saying about love all over the room and got dressed up in my best. When she came home I had “Thinking out loud” by Ed Sheeran playing and I met her at the door and asked her to dance. She asked me if this was really happening and I told her yes. We danced and kissed and then I showed her a funny stick figure video I had made of how we met and it ended with my proposal. When she turned around I was on my knee with the ring in hand. I told her I couldn’t imagine ever loving anyone the way I loved her and I never thought that someone as amazing as her would ever love me. I told her I loved how kind hearted she was and that her love showed in every smile, every touch and every kiss we shared. I told her I wanted to spend the rest of my life making her smile, and then I asked her to marry me. I’m Happy to say she said yes!

Thanks so much for your consideration




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