Ashley and Aidan
How They Asked
On April 20, 2019, I surprised Ashley by proposing to her at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club in Naples, Florida. I purchased the ring the week prior, and that day, with the help of Ashley’s sister, Kayla, we began planning. We normally go to Hamilton Harbor for dinner at least once a week, so it would be an easy thing to plan without Ashley being suspicious. Ashley’s mom and sister had Ashley go out to buy new dresses and get her nails done throughout that week. The day of the proposal, we arrived at her parents to drive together while Kayla was at the club earlier with everyone to get everything put together.
Once everyone arrived, we left the house to go to the club. When we arrived, Ashley’s mom asked her to go to the restroom with her while Ashley’s dad and I headed to the restaurant before them. When I got there, all of our friends and family were there, waiting excitedly.
As Ashley approaches with her mom, Kayla put out rose petals between the walkway that was lined up with decorative lanterns. Ashley pulled up and saw the roses and began walking towards me and immediately started crying. She seemed like she got tunnel vision and was only focusing on me, and did not even notice everyone else until someone said “hello!” Ashley turned and saw everyone and immediately started crying again.
When Ashley came up to me I told her how much I loved her and I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me to which she said yes! It was truly the best day of our lives. I can not wait for forever with this beautiful woman. I love her with every beat of my heart.