Alyssa and Brendan’s love story was featured by The Knot’s How They Asked.
Their Happily Ever After: July 31st, 2020
The Beginning of Their Love Story
Alyssa and Brendan met all the way back in 2004 when the two were in kindergarten. One time while in second grade, Brendan told his mom that he liked Alyssa because “she barely talks.” Boy have things changed. When the two were entering junior high, Brendan took a short break from the private school, and he was home schooled. Two years later, and they were entering their freshman year of high school. At that time, Brendan came back to school, and Alyssa left and went to Fraser. The two never saw each other or spoke again, until one night, Alyssa had a dream with Brendan in it. The next morning she jokingly told her dad that she was going to marry Brendan one day. That night, she decided to send Brendan a message not thinking anything would happen. He messaged her back, and they talked all night and day. One thing Brendan said jokingly to impress her was that he could do the worm. Alyssa laughed! How could she not like a guy who has wicked dance moves like herself. They continued to talk and laugh over text and started to develop a relationship. Less than a week later Brendan asked her out on their first date.
Their First Date
February 17th 2017 was Brendan and Alyssa’s first date. Brendan asked Alyssa if she wanted to go out for coffee and a movie. He picked her up later that week on Friday. When he got to her house, he went in and met her parents, and then they rushed off. On their drive to Biggby, they laughed and talked about stories from their past. They hit it off instantaneously. After they finished their coffee, they went to Emagine to watch RIngs. It was supposed to be a scary movie, but they weren’t really paying any attention to it. The whole movie Brendan and Alyssa were smiling, laughing, and snuggling. When they got out of the movies, Brendan received a text from his parents asking if we wanted to meet his family up to bowl. Alyssa was a little nervous, but she decided that she was up for up. At the bowling alley, Alyssa met Brendan’s parents and brothers. When they were there, Alyssa’s brother happened to be there too. Alyssa expressed to him to go bowl somewhere else, seeing she was on a date. Brendan and Alyssa bowled two games, then Brendan took her home. They were still laughing and talking on the way home. Brendan expressed to Alyssa that he had such a great night, and that he definitely wanted to do this again. Alyssa agreed with Brendan. Later that night, Brendan texted Alyssa again saying he wanted to go on another date.
Alyssa got home from work one Friday afternoon, and she started getting ready to head to Brendan’s house. Her mom and sister were harassing her about what outfit she had on, and how her hair/makeup looked. She originally had on a flannel and leggings, but they told her to change. When Alyssa stated that she was just going to Brendan’s and worship practice and didn’t need to change, they told her the flannel didn’t look good. She finally changed into something a little better, and then fixed her hair and makeup. When Alyssa got to Brendan’s they ate dinner and went to practice. Alyssa thought it was going to be just an average practice. Once practice was over, Brendan expressed that his brother forgot something in a back room at the church, and he had to grab it for him. Brendan asked Alyssa if she would go with him, so she did. As they were walking down the hallway, Brendan grabbed Alyssa’s hand and told her that he loved her. When they got to the room, he slowly opened the door. It was so dark.
Then Alyssa saw little bags lit up on a decorated table saying, “Will you marry me?” She was speechless. She couldn’t say anything, she stood there in shock with tears rolling down her face. Brendan got down on one knee, with the ring in his hand saying, “Alyssa, will you marry me?” She responded by nodding her head up and down, then saying yes. Brendan put the ring on her finger, and then they walked closer to the table, so Alyssa could see everything. Brendan had planned every detail out. He made sure her friends and family were there, and he even decided what font to use on the bags too. Alyssa loves ceramic pottery with words on it made by Rae Dunn, so he used the same font that Rae Dunn uses for all her items. He also got her over one hundred mini roses. After all the commotion died down, they went to celebrate. Their family and close friends went to dessert. It was the perfect night. Alyssa had no idea that on February 15th 2019, her life would be changed forever.
Mike Staff Productions is honored to be part of their love story! We can’t wait for their wedding day.