Dani and Tyler

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How We Met

Tyler and I met when we were in high school, but didn’t go to the same school or lived in the same town. We actually lived 30 minutes away from each other. He messaged me “Hi” on Twitter my freshman year of high school, and he was a junior. Since that message, we talked and instantly started dating after we met. We seriously just knew we were the one for each other.

Since I didn’t even have my driver’s license yet, Tyler would drive 30 minutes to me and back almost every single day that entire year and took me on dates and never expected anything back except my genuine love for him. We stayed together all throughout high school and then we did long-distance for 2 years in college when he went to Ole Miss and I went to the University of North Texas. After he graduated, he moved back to Dallas and waited until after I graduated to propose. So finally, after 7 years of dating, we are engaged and I’m so beyond happy!

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How They Asked

We had planned a Christmas trip with his entire family to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had a feeling we would be getting engaged SOON but had no idea it would be on this trip. The day after Christmas, Tyler had booked us a sleigh ride with horses on a ranch about 30 minutes from our hotel. The workers had picked us up and told me that “other people had canceled, so we get a private sleigh ride today” and that “their friend who is a photographer is in town and is going to be taking photos of us to use for their website”. It all seemed to legit to me and I still wasn’t thinking anything of it.

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We arrive at the ranch and see the most beautiful sleigh with these massive horses attached. We get on and maybe rode for 10 minutes before the guy guiding the sleigh said he needed to stop and check on the horses. I sat there for a second before Tyler suggested we get out and go look at the horses. So I get down and I’m petting the horse, talking to it, and then turn around and saw Tyler on one knee.

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I was instantly shocked because I just didn’t think it was happening today! He told me how much he loved me and how we wanted to love me forever and asked me to marry him. I basically tackled him with a hug and “Yes baby!” before even looking at the ring….. which OMG the ring he got is unbelievably gorgeous. The entire day was more perfect than I could’ve ever imagined. I’m one lucky girl!

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Special Thanks

Kirk Hill
 | Photographer