Eric and Lindsey met during their freshman year at the University of Arizona. Lindsey was a member (and eventually president!) of Alpha Epsilon Phi and Eric was involved in Hillel. Already, this was a bubbie’s dream match. They flirted online during the first year of college and would occasionally run into each other on campus, but they never really thought anything could happen. Finally, with 3 weeks left at school, Eric got fed up and said “If we like each other then we should be together”. We like a man who calls what he wants! Lindsey thought that if they could make it through the summer apart, they could make it through anything. And they never stopped! These Wildcats were wild about each other and continued to date through the end of college. After graduation, Eric stayed in Arizona and Lindsey moved back home to Dallas. Doing long distance was difficult, but once Eric found out he could transfer to work Dallas, he proposed.
The proposal was a nostalgic tip of the hat to their first real date in Scottsdale during their original long-distance summer when Eric took Lindsey on a gondola ride at one of the resorts. This date was the night she knew she really loved him. Hel-lo?! Gondolas scream romance! Flash forward four years later: Eric surprised Lindsey with a gondola ride in Dallas. After reading a special message in a bottle while on the gondola, Eric was on his knee asking Lindsey to marry him. Of course she said yes, posed for a few pictures with the photographer he hired to catch every moment, and then they headed to a special dinner where his entire family from Arizona was waiting with her’s. The final event of the proposal Olympics was a limousine that took the new soon-to-be-marrieds out with all of their favorite people, and ended the night at a beautiful hotel courtesy of their friends.
We love when proposal stories have meaning and personal significance!
Mazel tov Lindsey and Eric!