As some of you may know, Charlie and I met at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in 2015. We were introduced to each other by my roommate and mutual friend at a bar one night and instantly had a connection. Sorry to call you out Charlie, but I am, it took him three full months to text me after giving him my number that night. We started texting and hanging out in December of 2015 and became an exclusive couple at the end of January. Charlie took me on our first date the weekend after he came to my sorority date party with me in February and it didn’t even feel like a first date because we were so comfortable being with one another. I remember telling my friends how much I liked him and how I could see myself being with him for a long time very early on in our relationship. We went on a spontaneous trip to New York City and Boston for his birthday and after going on that trip together, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with him.
Now on to the proposal story:
I hate to admit it, but I totally knew Charlie was going to propose when he did. I know him so well and know when he is being different and he was totally off that day. He is usually so easy going and isn’t ever pushy about what we do, but he was that day. He insisted we go hiking on Saturday, but it rained all day long so we couldn’t go. On Sunday afternoon, he again insisted we go hiking and I knew something was up because he usually would have just said we could go another weekend instead.
We went up to Snowbowl in Flagstaff and went on the most beautiful hike. It was so peaceful and quiet and it seemed like all of nature knew what was about to happen. Charlie brought a blanket to sit on and snacks for us to eat while we sat at one of the overlooks. After looking at the beautiful view for awhile and eating our snacks, we continued our hike.
We got to my favorite spot on the hike and were taking pictures of the amazing Aspen trees and I had Charlie take a few pictures of me (for the blog of course). He told me to turn around and put my hands up so he could take a picture. When I turned back around, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Even though I had a feeling it would happen that day, I was so surprised and excited. He picked out the most beautiful ring all on his own and had it customized! I still can’t believe we are actually engaged, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams.
Stay tuned for more wedding content! I will be sharing all of the dresses I tried on from Stella York at Bella Lily Bridal at the end of the week.