Erin and Chris met while living in the same apartment complex after hanging out with mutual friends. Erin realized what a great catch he was and he loves telling everyone it was her who initiated. After three and a half years of dating, the couple were in New York for Chris’ best friend’s wedding. While in town, Chris went ring shopping with his brother. After driving back to Cincinnati, Chris was planning to wait a few days to propose but couldn’t. He popped the question as Erin was going through their mail from the weekend. She was completely surprised. The ceremony was held at the Dream House in Ocean Isle Beach, and since the groom is a diehard horseracing fan, the pair had their wedding on Derby Saturday with a fun and vibrant Derby theme.