We met online, on okcupid.com, in the summer of 2009. After we exchanged some photos via email (my profile on the site was photo-less, as I was rather skittish about the idea of online dating!), Matt emailed me saying “This is going to sound really weird…but I have a picture of us. Together.” Turns out, we’d “met” at the Halloween party of mutual friends ten months earlier…though only for about five seconds, just long enough for him to snap a quick picture with me (he was dressed as a raver, I was costumed as a nun). He emailed me that photo of us to prove it, and my jaw dropped…I was so weirded out, I almost decided not to write him back! Luckily, I did, and we met in person (for the second time, technically!) a couple weeks later. The rest is history.
How long have you two been vegan:
I’ve been 99.5% vegan for about four and a half years, and Matt has been vegan for almost a year now.
Was the proposal a complete surprise:
That night? Yes. Overall? Well…not quite! We’d been together for well over two years, and I knew it had to be coming sometime soon. During a weekend in Dallas, I got suspicious when Matt whisked me off to a fine-dining restaurant by surprise…but until it happened, I really wasn’t sure. Between the 9th and 10th courses, he proposed. When I realized what he was doing, tears immediately sprang to my eyes. It was perfect. Click here to read about the proposal in detail.
What was the best part of the proposal:
That’s easy – the 10-COURSE vegan tasting menu (with wine pairings!) we were enjoying at the restaurant that night. And my adorable bunny engagement ring, in the awesome steampunky box! Click here to read about (and see pics of) their meal that night.
Have you started planning the wedding:
Yes, although just barely! We’re booking our venue and picking a date just this week. Then the real madness will begin!
Will your wedding be 100% vegan:
That’s the plan. At the very least, all the food and drink will be.
Is there one vegan item that’s been particularly challenging to find:
Not yet – but we’ve only just begun our initial planning!