Back in March of 2015, Alyssa and Teddy were set up on a blind date thanks to the scheming of their close friends, Katie Plauche and Paul Obering. They quickly hit it off after Teddy touched Alyssa's face (funny story) and they discussed their love for traveling. Teddy then took Alyssa on a motorcycle ride to Harper's Ferry, just like his father had done on his first date with his mother. After meeting Alyssa's sister Carly and cousin Natalie, Alyssa knew Teddy would fit in well with her friends and family. The rest is history!
On September 9th, 2017, Teddy and Alyssa were spending a typical summer weekend at the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Unbeknown to Alyssa, #OperationSandDune was already underway. Teddy had cleverly designed a scavenger hunt, with each clue leading to a special location in Sea Isle. As Alyssa put her Nancy Drew skills to the test and solved the clues, she was shocked to find her best friends and family members along the way! The last clue led to the beach, her happy place, where Teddy proposed. Simply put, Teddy made Alyssa's dreams come true!