How We Met
Sarah and I have known each other since fourth grade but we started becoming really close friends as teenagers. When we were about 16, we started dating throughout high school. We love adventures and giving gifts to each other so I wanted to make the proposal include both those things.
How They Asked
When I first knew I liked her in school, I wrote a letter to Sarah and hid it under my bed. I knew I would read it to her the day I proposed. I kept all the wrapping paper from the first gift we gave to each other years ago and used it to wrap the ring box with it all. I hired a rowboat and decorated it with flowers on a nice river. I organized a photographer and videographer to be hiding in the bushes.
I also created a beautiful picnic spot with photos and candles for where I would take her to propose. Sarah and I spent the day together at the beach and then I told her I was going to the bathroom and didn’t come back. Sarah’s best friend surprised her at the beach with a special ‘package’ that would have everything she needed to get ready like a dress, earrings, makeup, etc.
Meanwhile, I went to the location with family and friends to set everything up. I organized all Sarah’s friends and family to surprise Sarah at a beautiful river and they would each take turns rowing her down until she met me at the end. I walked her into the bush where I had our secluded picnic set up. I read her the letter I wrote when I was 13 and after a lot of tears, I got down one knee to ask my high school sweetheart if she would marry me. After we had our moment together, I walked out to celebrate with our family and friends with a cute outdoor dinner.