Gabriella Houser of Clinton, New York, and Colby LaCouture of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, are set to wed October 9, 2021 in Newport, Rhode Island.
How We Met
We met on August 25, 2012, the very first day of our freshman year at Marist College. I was unpacking my belongings and the door was wide open. Colby pranced into the room and introduced himself. I remember after he left, saying to my roommate, “What a weirdo.” Well, about an hour later, he came back with his roommate and said, “I need to introduce my roommate to the most beautiful girl in the building,” meaning me. Well, no, we didn’t start dating there. We were best friends. Then, on September 8, 2014, we were studying abroad in Florence, Italy, and I came home from the gym to find a hallway lit with tea light candles and rose petals. I walked to my room to find Colby asking me to be his girlfriend. The rest is history!
Our Proposal Story
We went to Newport, Rhode Island on March 7, 2020. We did what we normally do, shopped around the cute stores and stopped for a drink! Well, we adventured to Castle Hill Inn, which was new for both of us. After having a drink, we walked out to the lighthouse. We were taking a selfie and then he got down on one knee and proposed!! There was even a photographer hidden. My family came in from New York as a surprise and his parents came to celebrate, too. We all went to dinner after. He also surprised me with a night in Newport!!