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Heather Rush and Mike Higgins

Heather Rush and Mike Higgins

Heather Rush of Royersford, Pennsylvania and Mike Higgins of Matunuck are set to wed on June 19, 2020 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


How We Met

On June 19, 2012 I had an interview at Providence College for the assistant softball coach position. I was touring Alumni Hall with my potential boss when we decided to take the elevator back up to the third floor. When the door opened, there Mike was! We met in the elevator, I remember he was carrying a box upstairs (he was the Equipment Manager for the Athletic Department). We exchanged small talk and said hello. Fast forward three weeks, I moved to Providence (I GOT THE JOB!!) and we began working together. The rest is history.

Our Proposal Story

In February we went on a quick trip to Ireland for my birthday weekend. On that Sunday, February 24th, we were touring Dublin. We ventured over to the Guinness Storehouse to do the tour and share a pint. After the tour, we went upstairs to the Gravity Bar, which sits on top of the Storehouse. The walls are made of glass windows and it overlooks the entire city — the views are GORGEOUS! We were standing next to the window and Mike asked me what my favorite part of the trip had been so far. I then asked him what his favorite was and he said “this” and then proceeded to get down on one knee and pull a white box out of his pocket! I was in shock. He asked me to marry him and I stared at him, started crying and said YES! The entire bar raised their pints and cheered for us! It was truly something out of a movie and I still can’t believe how incredible that moment was. He crushed it!! I can’t wait to marry such an amazing guy!

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