The Bridesmaid and the Groomsman becoming Bride and Groom. We first met in 2009 when we stood next to our best friends as they said their vows. It took seven years but Ben eventually asked me out on a first date. I expressed my dream of living abroad and exploring Europe. After a few conversations, we booked one-way tickets to Europe and we planned the adventure of a lifetime! We began our adventure with a month in Prague, one of Ben’s favorite places – which is where he would ask me to spend forever with him.