Tiffany+David | Gloucester Engagement | Boston Photographer
David and Tiffany met in their college Christian fellowship, where Tiffany was a worship leader and David was a small group leader. It might have been love at first sight, but both of them were so loud and outgoing that it took them a long while to notice that the other person was actually flirting with them, and not just being their normal extroverted self. They went to see a play with some friends, stayed up until 3am talking to each other, and David asked Tiffany out the next day.
Their first date was a walk along the Charles River in Boston and then Zinneken's waffles for dessert. David thought that Tiffany was beautiful and interesting and intelligent; Tiffany thought that David was exciting and warm and had very pretty eyes. David, deciding that subtlety and patience were over-rated, suggested that they ask each other the "36 Questions That Lead to Love" from the New York Times: a series of ever-more intimate questions, at the end of which the participants stare into each other's eyes for four minutes. Tiffany describes this as "one of the weirdest moments of my life," and insists that this had nothing to do with her eventual decision to marry him. David, on the other hand, thinks you can't argue with the results.
Two years after they first started dating, David took Tiffany for another walk along the Charles River. At the bench where they had sat and talked on their first date, David sat Tiffany down, took out a ring, and asked her to marry him. That was the plan, at least; this being Boston in March, the bench was still covered in snow, meaning that they sort of stood there awkwardly for a minute before David finally convinced Tiffany that he was really proposing. Because the other problem was that David had been teasing Tiffany for months about the forthcoming proposal--taking her on walks and getting down on one knee, only to start tying his shoe; taking her to nice restaurants and pulling something out of his pocket, only to reveal that it was a pair of dice and a piece of lint; regularly saying, "Tiffany, will you do me the great honor...of passing me the salt and pepper?"
So perhaps it's no surprise that that day, as David got down on one knee in the snow and began reaching into his pocket, Tiffany--who had been fooled one too many times--started shouting, "NO! NO! YOU'RE NOT DOING THIS TO ME AGAIN!"
After a while David convinced her that, no, really, this is for real this time, look, it's a ring, no lint or dice anywhere to be seen; and so Tiffany said yes, and off they went to Zinneken's, where they'd had their first date, and where their parents and Tiffany's best friends were waiting to surprise and congratulate her. It was about ten minutes into the party when Tiffany's father turned to David and asked when he could expect grandchildren. They're fairly confident he wasn't kidding.
(written by David + Tiffany)