Cody and Raechel

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How We Met

I met my fiance in first-period gym class in 6th grade. I remember her as the cute, sweet shy girl. I asked my friend to ask her to be my girlfriend. It lasted about a week, as most middle school relationships do. Fast forward 9 years. I’m at a Halloween party in my hometown when I see this beautiful “Space Cowgirl”. We spent all night together dancing. The next night I brought her on an actual date to our local beach where I had lanterns, music, and a portable firepit that we roasted s’mores on. We stayed up all night, lying on the beach, stargazing, talking about life. We instantly fell madly in love. Since then, we’ve been inseparable.

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How They Asked

My girlfriend and I flew to Kauai, Hawaii. We spent 12 days there in total. On the 6th day there, I brought her out to a private beach we found when exploring a few days before. I set up all of my camera gear and told her we were going to have a photoshoot. We both walked out onto the Hawaiian coast ankle-deep in the clear blue water. I had this long speech I was going to tell her about how much she meant to me but the only thing I could get to come out of my mouth was “I Love You” about 20 times. Eventually, I got down on one knee and asked my bestfriend to spend forever with me. Luckily for me, she said yes.

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