Chris and I met through Omaha Love. It’s not online dating but local matchmakers who share profiles with you and set you up on dates. Our first date was August 3, 2018. Both of us admit that it wasn’t love at first sight for either of us, but I knew he was different than other guys when he asked me to text him when I made it home. From then on, we spent every possible day together, which wasn’t much due to Chris’s crazy work schedule.
If anyone knows me, I’m a planner. So it probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that I had half the wedding booked and planned before actually saying YES. About a week before he proposed, I was 95% sure I knew the day. Now the only question was how… I gave Chris such a hard time the night before and throughout the day trying to get any information that I could. We drove for about 2 hours to South Sioux City, Nebraska where we had a very nice dinner at a steakhouse. Our booth was right next to the fireplace and overlooked the Missouri River.
After dinner, we got back in the car and drove to Ponca, Nebraska to see a house featured on the Great Christmas Light Fight. Once we arrived at the house, we took our time walking around the yard and through the house. As we were getting ready to leave, Chris stopped me and started to say that his greatest regret in life was not trying to get to know me when he saw me back at UNL but that fate had brought us back together. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said YES! Let me tell you, Chris did a beautiful job designing, yes DESIGNING, my ring with Ambrosia. It is absolutely perfect and I’m excited to see what the future is going to hold.
Congratulations Chris & Kelsey,
Wishing you many exciting years together!