Ben and Emily started dating during the Spring of 2013, but their story didn't start there. Over a year before, Ben tried to buy Emily a drink after meeting each other at the Library Annex while they were out with friends - but she turned him down. After they ran into each other again on spring break in Panama City Beach, they came back home to St. Louis and went on their first date to a Cardinals game (which Ben's brother Tony attended with them). After many more hours spent watching baseball and spending time with their dogs, Ben and Emily went to Playa del Carmen with some of their closest friends and Ben proposed on the beach at sunset. They are so excited to begin their lives together as husband and wife!