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Favorite Things Engagement Session: Colleen & Michele

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Colleen and Michele met online on a dating site. The two girls from New Jersey had plenty to talk about, but never ended up meeting before Colleen’s profile disappeared. One year later, she made her reappearance, and Michele was still her top listed match! The conversation started awkwardly, but the two finally met and soon they realized they were meant to be.

A housewarming party for their first home turned into the perfect occasion for a proposal. Michele realized how many family members were planning to attend, so she called Colleen’s parents and set everything in motion. Both families went out to dinner the night before the party, and when they returned home, Michele announced that she planned a scavenger hunt for everyone. She handed out clues, which actually just sent the others to grab signs that Colleen’s mom had printed out. Michele joined Colleen in the bedroom for her part of the scavenger hunt, finding photo collages of their early dates and eventually putting together a poster with photo memories leading up to the present time.
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Michele took Colleen out to the other family members with a video camera and got down on one knee. A couple of weeks later, Colleen surprised Michele with her ring at their favorite restaurant way before Michele thought Colleen had the time to special order a ring for her really tiny finger.
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Michele and Colleen can’t wait for the stress and money-management involved in a wedding to be over. They are also looking forward to their honeymoon!
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The brides-to-be love animals, and can’t seem to stop opening their hearts to more furry and feathery love. In their free time they spend time cuddling with their pets, and teaching their birds to talk!
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They also enjoy going to sporting theatrical, and musical events, but they are perfectly happy curling up on the couch at home and watching TV or reading a good book.
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One of Michele’s favorite memories is receiving her one-year anniversary gift from Colleen. It is a beautiful box with things in it from every date from the first year. This favorite memory is actually lots of memories! Ironically, one of Colleen’s favorite memories was giving this box to Michele. Seeing her tear up and get emotional over it showed appreciation, and brought them closer together.
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