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How We Met


How We Met 1
Ashley and Griffin first met 2nd semester senior year at Cornell, at a gathering of new friends they still keep in touch with today. Ashley's sharp outfit caught Griffin's eye as she had just came from a business meeting, and he was also glad that she really enjoyed watching CMT. Ashley liked Griffin's suspenders, glasses, and his friends' re-enactment of the fitness routine in the "Call on Me" music video. During the remainder of their time at Cornell, they found they had more in common and remained friends.
After Cornell, Ashley headed directly to Purdue University back in her home state of Indiana, which almost everyone has driven through (but not stopped) at some point in their life. They really got to know each other when Griffin decided to attend Purdue as well the following year. Through conversations at Purdue's exciting football tailgates and disappointing games, concoctions at Harry's Chocolate Shop, and sharing delicious meals at Ashley's apartment, Ashley and Griffin became very good friends.
At this point, everyone else except Griffin and Ashley realized that these two were perfect for one another. They finally figured it out shortly before Griffin finished his thesis, and have continued dating despite not seeing each other nearly as often as they'd like.
After nearly 2 years of dating they're excited to be married and live in the same place.

How We Met 2

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About the Bride


Ashley
Ashley was born in Carmel, IN but spent most of her young adult years in South Bend, IN where she attended Penn High School before heading to upstate New York to pursue a degree in Food Science at Cornell University. Even though she now has a PhD in food chemistry from Purdue, she is terrified of being asked "is there a doctor on board" on airplanes (unless there is a problem with your in-flight peanuts she will be of no use to you). Her degree is better put to use as a research and development scientist in the Snacks Division at General Mills in Minneapolis, MN, working on Nature Valley granola bars. She enjoys getting together with friends and family as often as she can; remaining optimistic that ND football will return to the greatness it once was, and adding new items to her ever-growing list of places to visit.

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About the Groom


Griffin
Griffin grew up on his family's dairy farm near Buffalo, NY, and attended Cornell with Ashley, studying Applied Economics and Management. They have since discovered they both took Bio 109 at the same time, but apparently never crossed paths freshman year. After working for 1 year at Cornell following completion of his Bachelor's degree, he ventured west to Purdue and completed a Masters Degree in Ag Economics. He enjoys reading, learning, traveling to new places, visiting friends and family, and spending time with Ashley.

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The Proposal


The Proposal 1
Griffin and Ashley were spending the remainder of their Christmas vacation in Siesta Key, FL with the Hiatt family. After spending a warm, sunny day at the beach, Griffin suggested going for a walk before dinner. The two had already gone for a walk earlier, but Griffin had seemed a bit antsy that day, which Ashley attributed to the pot of coffee he'd had at breakfast that morning. They headed outside and Griffin suggested they head down to the beach. As they stopped to watch the sunset Griffin told Ashley he had a random question for her (she asks him lots of random questions). As she replied, "it better be as good as some of mine," he pulled out the ring and asked her to marry him. Ashley was ecstatic and immediately said "of course!" (apparently his random question was good enough). After Ashley slipped on the ring they headed back to tell her family; then headed to the Daiquiri Deck for a celebratory Siesta Tea.

The Proposal 2

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