They had been dating for five years. She tromped in the snow through the gardens of the Indianapolis Art Museum with him, hand in hand. The chilly winter air nipped at their cheeks, but the glow of the Christmas lights and the comforting warmth from his hand kept her body cozy and her soul happy. Ryan and Elise often toured the local museums, but this one during Christmas time was their absolute favorite. They admired and watched the families and couples touring the gorgeous white mansion that was nestled in the middle of the museum gardens. The glow of lights and Christmas decor shined through the windows and reflected brightly onto the cool, crisp air outside.
And just like that, she turned and he was down on one knee. Her best friend - the boy who had spent the last five years by her side, through school, hard work, the rainy Saturdays spent at museums and the sunny Sundays walking around downtown Indianapolis - had a ring in his hand and hope in his heart.
They'll be married next May on a rooftop in Downtown Indy, surrounded by twinkling lights, champagne, celebrations, and the very best friends and family. To say that I'm excited for their wedding is an understatement. Ryan and Elise, it was such a magical and HOT evening exploring Indy with you!! Thanks so much for being the best troopers! xx- M