We partnered with the Texas Legends for a Legendary Love Contest! The winner gets a free elopement at half court. The winner is Stefanie and Chris! Please checkout their love story below!
Chris and I met in 2010 through an online dating website. He had moved to Dallas from Chicago a year before and was working nights and didn’t have any real opportunities to go out and meet people. I was finalizing a divorce and looking for a new direction in life. Our first date lasted 8 hours because we were so enthralled by each other’s company we couldn’t stand to let the night end. From that moment forward we were inseparable. I showed Chris all the amazing things Dallas has to offer, and he showed me how to be still and enjoy life. Our burgeoning love story was thrown through a loop when three months after our first date we discovered that we were expecting a child. The idea of raising a child with a person you’ve known for all of three months is insane and scary, but I couldn’t have hand picked a better person to endure it with. Fast forward to almost eight years later and we have two beautiful daughters, Alesandra and Joslyn, who are active and vibrant and fill us with the most incredible pride and joy. Last summer while on a family vacation to New Orleans, Chris and our girls surprised me with a romantic proposal in Jackson Square outside of the St. Louis Cathedral. Over the last eight years our relationship has strengthened as we have supported each other through career changes, my returning to school to complete my bachelor’s degree, and raising our amazing children. Chris is my best friend and I am blessed to have been gifted such an amazing partner in life. We hope that our love story shows our girls that love isn’t always the stuff of fairy tales – sometimes it’s everyday people recognizing their soul mate and growing a life together that’s passionate and real and legendary.