A mutual friend retweeted Sammi. Branden followed her. Sammi followed back.
Fast forward a year, Sammi reached out to Branden via Facebook message asking him to grab coffee, if he ever made it to Nashville.
After of hundreds of hours talking over Facebook, iMessages, and FaceTime while Sammi was studying in Europe & Branden in Portland, they finally met in person 5 months later, on January 17th, 2012, in the Nashville airport.
Over the course of the next 3 years, they would ride over a 140 airplanes to be together.
On the weekend of our third anniversary, Branden showed up a day earlier than expected for a normal weekend trip.
Sammi was on her way to dinner with friends when their GPS got them "lost" and at a park; the place where Branden & Sammi had their first date, Percy Warner Park. Then, suddenly Branden walked up to the car and surprised her with flowers. They grabbed hands and walked on the trails out by the lake, where Branden got down on one knee and Sammi said "yes."
On November 15th, Branden and Sammi exchanged vows in Nashville, TN surrounded by an intimate gathering of immediate family and dear friends.