How We Met
Tyler and I met through his then-girlfriend, who happened to be my roommate at the time! Life took us our separate ways from her- Tyler and she broke up; she and I moved into different apartments and didn’t stay in touch.
However, through similar interests (love of nature and adventure, rock climbing, spelunking, music, TV shows, board games, and a similar sense of humor), Tyler and I became very good friends. Tyler and I would go on adventures big and small–exploring underground caves, long car rides talking about life, and jamming out. Everybody jokes that they saw what a great pair we were it’s just that Tyler and I were the last to know.
How They Asked
Tyler took me ring shopping to get a better idea of what I would eventually want, so I had a pretty strong suspicion that he would be asking sooner rather than later. He bought us tickets to go to an event I had mentioned to him: Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience – Atlanta. I’m a middle school art teacher so I was so excited to experience such a special and unique exhibition about one of my favorite artists of all time. We got to the Immersion room, a wall covered from top to bottom in a movie experience about Van Gogh, featuring some of his most beloved paintings that engulfs the viewer.
Tyler sat us down on a bench in the room, but then quickly told me he needed to use the restroom. When he returned, he started telling me about how much he loved me and how he wanted me in his life forever. Then, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was so beautiful. What I found out later was that he hadn’t actually gone to the restroom- he had asked a random couple to take a video and pictures of him proposing! It was the most special moment of my entire life. Then, some of our friends and family members surprised us outside of the exhibit in the parking lot with champagne and hugs! I couldn’t stop laughing the entire time. We felt so loved and celebrated.