Courtney and Scott

How We Met

Well, in 21st-century fashion, Scott and I both swiped right on each other on Tinder. After a few weeks of texting back and forth, I finally asked him when he was going to ask me on a date. He quickly asked and we officially met on March 15, 2015, on the corner near my Manayunk, PA apartment. We walked down to the Manayunk Tavern on a sunny Sunday for lunch. It was a very awkward first date as we were both nervous, but hit it off for a second date, third date, and another 4.5years worth of dating. (photo is from 2 months into dating when we made it social media official)

Courtney's Proposal in On our favorite hike: a trail off the AT near Pulpit Rock/The Pinnacle in Hamburg, PA

How They Asked

Scott usually works Saturdays, but he had off and asked what I wanted to do that day. We spent the next 10minutes going “I don’t care” back and forth. Finally, he causally proposed a hike. Then it was “where do you want to hike?” “I don’t care, where do you want to?” After another 10minutes, we got in the car and he drove right to our favorite spot. Getting to the trailhead, we stopped- we could either continue right to go up to Pulpit Rock or to the left up the road to a hidden side trail. He was casual again and let me decide. When we finally got to our favorite spot, we snacked and I took a picture that I always take of him and our dog, Rue. Then I set the camera on my tripod to get the family pic that we always take. I have a self-timer connected to my phone, so I set it and it snapped a picture but Rue moved.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in On our favorite hike: a trail off the AT near Pulpit Rock/The Pinnacle in Hamburg, PA

That’s when he asked “Doesn’t the camera have a burst?” which made me a bit curious since he’s never into picture taking and we’ve discussed how it doesn’t. I said “nope” and proceeded to show him. Then he said well the dog moved so we need another one (again, I was curious). I set the timer and clicked to start. I felt him shift next to me and when turned to see him, he was kneeling with a ring box…and the box was upside down. I laughed at him and said “it’s upside down!” and he got a bit embarrassed, turned the ring box the right way and popped the question. Of course, I said yes. The timer went off and snapped a picture of him asking. The best part- our dog was looking right at us! It was everything. Our favorite place, just the three of us, on a casual Saturday hike. And to top it all off, he had secretly gathered our parents back at his dad’s to celebrate when we got back!