They each have been months out of long-term relationships and actively in search of one other one. The lives of Jesse Bangs, now 42, and his spouse, Calley McGrane Bangs, 31, orbited across the Litchfield Inexperienced, the place they lived, and labored, however by no means actually crossed paths till March 2018. It began with a look and an engagement 14 months later. On this Valentine’s Day, right here is their love story, of their phrases:
“I used to be dwelling proper in town Inexperienced in Litchfield and he or she was working on the jewellery retailer proper in town Inexperienced,” Jesse Bangs stated. “Someday … I noticed her within the window and it’s form of cliche, however we locked eyes. It was 5 seconds that modified my life.”
Mentioned Calley Bangs,”I used to see him on a regular basis together with his canines. I form of knew who he was as a result of we had some mutual associates. For some purpose, it was that in the future he noticed me for the primary time. I really feel like I truly noticed him for the primary time, too.”
“I simply couldn’t get her out of my thoughts,” stated Jesse. “I simply couldn’t resist working in entrance of the window every single day and getting a wave from her.”
“It was two months of that. “For some purpose, we have been drawn to one another,” Calley stated.”Finally,” stated Jesse, “I used to be like, I’m simply going to do into the shop and ask her out. I had no concept what I’d say … I didn’t understand on the finish of the day, a jewellery retailer takes all the jewellery again into the again and the shop appears to be like form of barren. I walked into the shop, the bell rung and there was no jewellery out. I didn’t see anyone there so I simply misplaced my nerve and walked out.”
“That’s once I met Robin at Flowers of Distinction.”
Robin Crampton, proprietor of the flower store, stated “he got here in together with his coronary heart. His coronary heart stated, ‘That is what I really feel each time I see this woman.’”
“It’s important to go along with your intestine on this,” Robin instructed him. “That is what romantic films are made from. Proper now, you’re doing this. And I get to be part of it ….I used to be so excited.”
“I simply need to ship this woman some flowers,” Jesse stated. “I wrote this complete observe about it, too, about how the very best a part of my day is once I lookup and see you smiling at me on my run.”
“On the day he despatched the flowers, it was my time off. He despatched flowers and a letter to my work and it was for the woman with the darkish hair on the jewellery retailer. He didn’t know my title or something,” Calley stated. ” I received a textual content from certainly one of my co-workers who stated, ‘Somebody despatched flowers for you and there’s a letter. ‘Would you like me to open it?’ … She opened it and despatched me an image of the flowers and the letter and I texted Jesse straight away … It wasn’t even 24 hours earlier than our first date_”
“I stated ‘I like you’ two weeks in and I feel two months in, we each knew we have been going to get married,” Jesse stated.
“I instructed my mother two weeks into the connection, I feel I’m going to marry this man,” Calley stated.
“A yr later, I although we must always re-create the primary date,” Jesse stated. “We went out to the Village and we sat on the identical two seats we sat on the first time. We had this nice meal. Then we went out to the city Inexperienced and sat on the identical precise bench we did on our first evening. We spent a few hours sitting on that bench on first evening. Midway by dinner, I instructed her I used to be utilizing the toilet however I used to be actually sneaking outdoors to get the ring out of the automobile. I had it in my pocket and I used to be hiding it from her for the remainder of dinner. After we lastly received out to the city Inexperienced, I simply received on a knee and proposed to her. I requested her to marry me.”
She stated sure.