Brooke and Chris didn’t expect to meet the loves of their lives at a friend’s wedding. Brooke had just moved away to take a job in Washington, DC, but after dancing with Chris all night, she knew her heart was in Colorado. They dated long-distance for six months before Brooke decided it was time to move back to be with Chris.
The Bride Brooke Jackson, 26, special event planner
The Groom Chris Chandler, 28, financial analyst
The Date September 21
A year later, Chris planned to propose during a trip across Europe. Long lines and thick crowds thwarted his Eiffel Tower proposal, so he went with Plan B—a romantic picnic. Despite a comedic search for a corkscrew and the broken cork drama that followed, Chris found the perfect moment to ask Brooke to marry him.