How we met
Me and Ashley met our senior year of high school. We went to different schools but We were both involved in this Christian club that regularly held meetings with schools in the area. So me and Ashley would see each other from time to time. I remember the first time I saw Ashley at one of those meetings in November and I just thought she was the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen. However I didn’t have the nerve to talk to her. It wasn’t until around March when I finally ran into her again at a meeting. The whole meeting I couldn’t stop glancing over at her and I said to myself no matter what I have to make up and excuse to talk to her that day. So after the meeting I just went over to her and started rambling off to her about some people I knew that went to her school and from there we just kept talking and at the end of that day I made up some lame excuse for her number and she actually gave it to me! So another month goes by where we would occasionally talk but in April we started hanging out all the time and we just had so much fun. It got to the point where we would do something together every day. So I finally decided to tell her how I really felt about her and it turns out she felt the same way and the rest is history!
how they asked
I always knew I was going to marry Ashley. Ever since the day I met her I knew. So this last September I decided that it was time for me to make a move and finally start this journey of life with my best friend. So I got the ring in September but I needed to make a plan on how I was going to pop the question. I wanted it to be absolutely perfect so it took me a while to come up with the plan. I originally wanted to propose in an apple orchard or corn maze, anything in the fall because we love the fall. However I just couldn’t think of that perfect plan so I had to wait until the winter. I knew I wanted to have really good pictures to capture this moment so I started emailing Rebecca Haley my ideas to see if she had any suggestions. Together we came up with the idea of a Christmas Tree Farm. Soon everything started coming together.
Me and Ashley go to this farm every fall to pick apples called Kuipers Family Farm. Ironically, I have the same last name as the owners so what better place to pop the question! So I contacted the owner and he gave me permission to have Rebecca decorate a tree for me and propose to Ashley there. After countless meetings and emails with Rebecca Haley and Kuipers Family Farm the big day finally came. Ashley had no idea at all. So we started walking in the field and as we got closer to the decorated tree It started to snow!
It was absolutely perfect! We finally got to the tree and and saw the sign and as she turned back to look at me I was down on one knee and Asked the big question and she said yes of course!
So I put the ring on her finger and picked her up. The day honestly couldn’t of gone any better. It was easily the best day of my life so far and just the beginning of me and Ashley’s life story together.