Kelsy & Neil

November 7, 2020 • Indianapolis, IN

Kelsy & Neil

November 7, 2020 • Indianapolis, IN

Our Story

The Introduction

Throughout their short adult lives, Kelsy and Neil had been in constant search for the person they wanted to spend the majority of their time with. Neil, a reserved and cautious individual, had almost given up hope of finding a person that he would be able to connect with. That was until his friend, Alexa insisted that he meet her "sister." He responded with hesitation, as blind dates were not situations in which he absolutely thrived in. Despite his best efforts to refuse, he received a Facebook notification from Kelsy the following week, asking if he was interested in participating in a trivia night at the local watering hole (The Elbow Room). Neil agreed to attend, and thus the seed was planted for the two to meet.

Flash forward to trivia night at the Elbow Room. Neil arrived at the establishment with his good friend Jeff, dressed in clothing from 2010 that was painfully obvious did not fit anymore. Seated at the bar was Alexa, another friend, and one of the most beautiful and organic individuals Neil has ever laid eyes on. It was only a matter of minutes, before Neil realized he was staring into the mirror and needed to get back to the group of friends.

All jokes aside, Kelsy and Neil participated in the trivia night and conversed throughout the evening. Neil was so nervous to make a good impression to Kelsy that he began to drink more. At the end of the evening, Neil worked up the courage to ask for Kelsy's phone number and to take her out. Kelsy responded to Neil, saying "you already have my number. You asked for it already." See, Neil was so smitten by Kelsy that he was adamant about getting her number (this had nothing to do with alcohol consumption). The two liked each other instantly, and it seemed as if they had both finally found "their person."

Locking It Down

Kelsy and Neil have thrived together since that glorious evening at the Elbow Room. Neil suspects Kelsy was initially and immediately attracted to the way-too-tight shorts that he had stuffed his ground-shattering thighs into, however Kelsy tends to negate that factor. The two dated for about two years, before making the decision to live together. Neil moved into Kelsy's first purchased home, bringing with him his best friend Cooper and a messy lifestyle. Approximately one year later, Kelsy and Neil decided it was time for an upgrade and made the decision to purchase a home together that would provide more room for their future and their three boys Ted, Cooper and Chewy.


Alexa (if you can't tell she's a big part of their story) had sent Kelsy super cheap Paris tickets. Paris being Kelsy's favorite place on earth, she pitched the idea to Neil and he agreed knowing that Kelsy wouldn't stop asking until he did. It was decided that they would spend New Year's in Paris. If Neil didn't propose in Paris he would be missing a pretty great opportunity, but with buying a new home that same year the budget was tight so it wasn't expected. Anyone who knows Neil or Kelsy knows that Kelsy is the plan maker, so when she learned that he had made dinner reservations for their first night in Paris on NYE she was sure that IF it was going to happen it would be there. They flew overnight to Paris and arrived in the morning. After breakfast at a nearby cafe, Kelsy guided them to Montemarte for a walking tour. Neil kept checking his phone and offering different routes they should take on the tour. Finally, Kelsy was fed up and said you lead the way. We can go wherever you want, and that's when she heard a ring box clasp shut. Is this really happening?!? Neil asked her to Marry him outside a little vineyard and La Maison Rose. He also had organized to have his long time family friend Tara there to take photos, which is why Neil kept checking his phone to make sure it was timed just right. Those photos are Kelsy's favorite photos in the whole wide world. The next 14 days were the best they ever had, eating everything and doing anything! Kelsy was worried Neil wouldn't love Paris as much as she did, but he fit right in with his scarf and love for croissants.