Fate seemed to want to bring Franklin Shipman (known as Shippy) and Haylee Rothschild together, but the pair took a while to realize it. Both grew up in Wilton, Connecticut, and attended the same high school, but their paths never crossed. In 1991, they dated for a few weeks but weren't looking for a serious relationship at the time. Nine years later, they reconnected and were "completely enamored," says Haylee. In 2001, Haylee came home to a candlelit apartment and music playing softly on the stereo. Shippy walked her to the couch, knelt on one knee, and proposed.