Jennifer and Brian
My wife and I met on e-harmony in June of 2009. We went on our first date on June 26, 2009. We got engaged on February 13, 2010 and married on August 21, 2010. We bought our first house together in 2012 and will welcome our first child into the world in July.
Before our date I remember walking around my office showing coworkers pictures of her and telling them how cute she was AND vegetarian.
Our first date was a vegetarian restaurant in Seattle. One of my coworkers recommended a bar to go afterwards. We were both shocked at the people dancing on the bar and getting thrown off the mechanical bull. We had a great laugh about it. We both wanted the night to last as long as it could so we walked around Seattle for hours chatting, as if we knew each other for years and were catching up.
We ended up going to Aruba about 3 weeks into dating. We would have gotten married there but the island required 21 days notice, plus her mom always wanted a big wedding.
My wife is obsessed with the food network and loves Michael Chiarello. He has a restaurant in Napa and I proposed to her there on V day. He came over, decanted a bottle of wine for us and even kissed her hand. After proposing to her halfway through the meal the entire restaurant applauded.
Our wedding was in wine country Washington and was a beautiful day. My wife is very crafty and made all the table toppers and decor with her mom and sister.
Our first child, Aria, is due on July 25 of this year. We can't wait to meet her!