My fiance and I have a 20 year age difference. We have been together 3 years, and he proposed to me in front of a famous cuckoo clock (strangely enough, we're not clock enthusiasts) on New Years Eve this year (2009/2010).
We met at work and instantly became best friends. After trying for months to stay just friends, I finally gave in and agreed to a date. He took me to the circus (the first time I've ever been to one) and we sat in the front row. It was the perfect first date.
We live together in upstate New York in a house filled with knotty pine and dogs (he came to the relationship with FIVE), and couldn't be happier. I can't wait to marry this man!
We're getting married next summer at my family's house on the coast of Maine. The ceremony will be in a chapel and the service will be performed by my uncle, an ordained pastor currently completing seminary school, followed by an outdoor reception in the backyard of my parents vacation home.