Last fall, our expert engagement stylist Jordan helped Victoria and Mackenzie choose their perfect engagement rings to represent their love and commitment for each other. We are thrilled to hear that both Victoria and Mackenzie have proposed and wanted to share their sweet love story with the rest of our customers. Enjoy!
Q&A with Victoria and Mackenzie
How did you meet?
We met in November of 2019 through Bumble, an online dating app. Victoria was a student at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) on a golf scholarship, originally from San Antonio, Texas. Mackenzie was on a three-month clinical at KU Med pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at University of Missouri.
Victoria, tell us how you proposed to Mackenzie?
Kansas City was the start of “us.” Our favorite spot in the city was Boulevard Brewery: the environment, view, quality beer, amazing memories with family and friends. After Mackenzie got a new fantastic opportunity down in Florida, I knew I wanted to propose in a place that means so much to us and a place that has held so many memories. We started doing monthly surprise dates in Summer 2021 where the other person has no idea what’s planned, and they can’t question it. It was the first week in November and it was my turn. We went to a brewery before and went to Boulevard after to “run into” best friends of ours. As we are enjoying our time, we decided to take pictures, but instead I got down on one knee with the Kansas City skyline behind us, and made the best decision in my life with the girl of my dreams.
And Mackenzie, how did you propose to Victoria?
After 4 long months of waiting, Victoria finally got her day! I had been planning the perfect day for weeks. I had a surprise date planned for that Friday where we had a picnic on the beach. We had been together for 2.5 years and I had kept everything from all of all of our dates: Hundreds of pictures, movie stubs, coasters, flower petals, corks, etc. I had created a huge book full of all our memories. As she got near the end of the book, I got down one knee and asked her to marry me. I flipped to the last page, and it read “SAY YES”!
Are there any wedding plans?
We are currently waiting for Victoria to finish her Master’s Degree before we take the next step. We have agreed on a destination wedding then when we return, throw a big wedding reception to celebrate with our loved ones.
We are honored you choose Meierotto Jewelers for the engagement rings! Did someone recommend us as a wedding jeweler to you?
Some of our best friends, Kelsey and Tori, purchased their wedding rings for each other at Meierotto Jewelers. They told us that Meierotto Jewelers was LGBTQ+ friendly, which was very important to us. We were greeted with open arms as soon as we walked in the door. We have nothing but love and gratitude for Jordan and all those who made our experience great.
What else? How do you spend your free time?
We currently live near Destin, Florida, with plans to move to Texas in the next few years. We have 3 cats, who are our world: Oliver, Romeo and Summit. Our hobbies include adventuring, traveling, discovering new breweries, looking forward to the surprise dates, hanging around friends.
Thank you for letting us share your engagement story! We are so happy for your love.