Jess and Cori met on Instagram in the Spring of 2017. They spoke every day for three months until Jess finally decided to fly from Seattle to Arkansas to meet Cori in person.

“The moment I saw her, I felt so much joy and excitement,” Cori says. “Much more so than I ever felt with just a friend. Moments after I met her, I asked her if I could hold her hand. I was so nervous and had butterflies but luckily for me, she said, ‘yes!’”

The couple dated long distance for 10 months until Cori moved to Seattle to be with Jess.

Jess proposed to Cori in August 2019, and two months later, Cori decided to propose back to Jess in Amsterdam, at the end of a 2-week trip to Europe.

“I booked a private boat cruise through the canals of Amsterdam with a 3-course romantic dinner on board. Jess has always loved boats so I knew I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. We were passing under the Skinny Bridge when I dropped to one knee. Legend says that if you kiss under the Skinny Bridge, you will have a lifetime of love together. It was absolutely perfect and she said, ‘YES!’ We continued our boat cruise and then concluded the night by staying in a fancy hotel overlooking the beautiful city of Amsterdam.”

Dinner cruise proposal under Amsterdam's lucky Skinny Bridge| Big Little Amsterdam | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Dinner cruise proposal under Amsterdam's lucky Skinny Bridge| Big Little Amsterdam | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Dinner cruise proposal under Amsterdam's lucky Skinny Bridge| Big Little Amsterdam | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Dinner cruise proposal under Amsterdam's lucky Skinny Bridge| Big Little Amsterdam | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

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