Clarice and Ryan

how we met

I met my fiancé on the dating app, Bumble. We “matched” in the Summer of 2015 and went on our first date on September 16, 2015 at a local gastropub after work.

how they asked

Ryan and I celebrated our anniversary together by taking a weekend trip out of town. Celebrating our 3 year anniversary, Ryan had mentioned he wanted to keep our destination a secret. I had my reservations of where he might be taking us, so he gave me a list of what to pack and prepare for. Outdoor activities was vaguely on the list. One quick flight and a rental car later, we found ourselves in South Lake Tahoe. The weather in mid-September was perfect, and the lake views were stunning. Finally, when pressed about the “outdoor activity,” Ryan revealed that we would be doing a hike to Mount Tallac, the highest summit in South Lake Tahoe.

Just some minor details about this hike. One – the trail is 10.2 miles round trip. Two – the trail has a 3,290 feet elevation gain. We packed some lunches in our day packs, filled up our hydration packs, and prepared for our journey. Along the trial, there were gorgeous views and serene landscapes with undisturbed lakes. The journey to the summit was certainly taxing due to some patches of steep inclines, rocky terrains, and the high altitude. At one moment, I even asked Ryan if we could cut the hike short. He immediately offered some support and encouragement, urging that we continue to the top.

After finally reaching the top, we stood in awe of all the beauty Mother Nature had to offer. We sat and gazed as we ate our lunches and took plenty of pictures. Ryan suggested we move to a secluded area for additional photos. He asked that I turn around, so that he could take an ‘Instagram-worthy’ photo of me. Feeling silly, I quickly turned back around, only to find him down on one knee, with a ring box in his hand. He had planned everything to that exact moment and location of where he was going to propose. Of course, my answer was “yes!”

Special Thanks

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