September 2018, we planned a trip back to upstate NY to visit my Dad and see my alma mater.

During college, I worked at a winery along one of the Finger Lakes and made it a “must-see” for this trip. I imagined this trip would be important, since we don’t see my Dad often, but I had no idea how special it would become. We grabbed a bottle of wine from the shop and started to tour through the vineyard. I was talking endlessly about grapes and vines when Troy grabbed my hands.

When he took my wine glass away I knew he meant business. He expressed to me how much I have enriched his life and how we keep growing together and bringing new discoveries to each other. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of our lives together. I was so excited that I tried to grab the beautiful ring sparkling back at me before he could place it on my finger!

Thank you so much Mark & Team for helping Troy and I make this lasting memory so perfect.