I met Hannah and Sam at Mt. Falcon on a beautiful spring day. Their pup, Palmer, was so sweet and loved being on the trails.
Hannah shares, “We met working in Chicago in our early twenties. We often joke that our lives in Chicago were parallel and we have no idea how it took us so long to meet. We lived two blocks away from each other (twice, we both moved to new units and were still the same distance away!), we took the same commute at the same time to work every day… and then, we finally met when we both took a new job at the same company in June 2018. Sam started a few weeks before I did, and our first conversation was at a happy hour for my start class. Sam acted like he had everything figured out and I remember wishing for the day I felt like I knew what I was doing at work. We both remember that conversation vividly, as this was when we realized we would be working on the same client (different project, though, thank goodness!) in LA.
We spent the next year “professionally” – we were colleagues and dating other people, but still friendly. We traveled back and forth from Chicago to LA every week together. Then, the summer of 2019 came around and we started to hang out more and more… Sam started inviting me to non-work events, and finally I had the nerve to text him to meet me on a night out with some friends. It happened to also be my birthday, and now we have an extra reason to celebrate my birthday every year: our “unofficial” anniversary.
We spent the next year continuing to travel to LA together for work, taking advantage of our consulting lifestyles and traveling together on the weekends. When COVID hit in March 2020, we decided to continue our adventures and move to Denver together. The rest is history.
Sam proposed in Beaver Creek in March last year when my parents and brother were visiting for a weekend. He had a beautiful setup at the base of the mountain in the evening where he asked me to marry him, and it was the easiest yes of my life. We’ve known each other as many things – colleague, friend, boyfriend, fiance, dog parent, roommate. We’re most excited to be husband and wife in eleven short months.”
Congratulations Hannah and Sam! The couple will be getting married at the Manor House next spring.