Cari and Cote

How We Met

Cote and I met two years ago at the school we both worked at the time. He’s still a football and baseball coach there and I was a dance teacher and drill team director.

How They Asked

We’re from Texas, but most of my family is from the Kansas City area and have been life long Chiefs fans. When Cote and I met, needless to say, he became a fan too. When the Chiefs made it to the Super Bowl, we knew we had to go to Kansas City to watch and celebrate with family.

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To say I was surprised is a TOTAL understatement. I had no idea! Nobody acted weird and Cote was super confident the entire time. As soon as the game was over and the Chiefs won, we all ran out of the bar and into the streets to celebrate with the rest of the city. My cousin, his wife, Cote, and I stopped for a picture and before I knew it, I looked over and he was down on one knee. My knees instantly gave out- I could not believe it was actually happening. I remember asking “really?!” as a swarm of total strangers surrounded us and started cheering.

I couldn’t have dreamed of anything more perfect and Cote couldn’t have pulled it off any better. My sweet family and friends played a huge role as well as keeping everything a secret from me the entire time. I’m so excited for this journey of wedding planning and our forever to begin! And Go Chiefs!

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