Haley and Dylan

How We Met

We met at a wonderful church that I started attending a few years ago. He was the bass player in the worship band and I always caught myself gawking. I started singing for the youth band and little did I know, he played bass for them too. The first night I sang with them, I got a message on Facebook from him. It started out with small talk and turned into asking me on a date. Little did I know, Facebook had just added the “thumbs up” button. I accidentally tapped it without knowing RIGHT AFTER he asked me on a date. I had no clue I had done it until I receieved a message from him saying, “Is that a yes? Lol.” Which only made our awkward conversation more awkward. Oh, the embarrassment.

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how they asked

Ever since the beginning of our relationship, we have had the absolute worst luck with cars. If his wasn’t broke down, it was mine and vice versa. Weeks before Thanksgiving, his car had to be towed and was being worked on. During that time, I would wake up a few hours early to take him to work in order to get to school on time. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, he told me that he was very grateful for driving him to work every morning and picking him up without complaint and wanted to take me to get my nails done. Oblivious and excited, we went straight to the nail salon and he helped me pick out a color. The next day, we were at his grandparents house and I was too busy stuffing my face to realize Dylan had barely ate. Later, he asked me to come outside. He took me to the side of their house and began telling me all these sweet things. He told me how thankful he was for me and how much he loved me, then he got down on one knee. I was (of course) in shock and overwhelmed with emotion! I said yes through tears as his sister recorded it all while hiding behind the house. We got married May 14th and left directly after the ceremony for the beach. His mom’s boyfriend graciously let us borrow his car because he was worried ours wouldn’t make it. Three hours into our drive, we stopped in the parking lot of a McDonald’s to eat only to have our car die. Oh, the irony! I couldn’t help but to laugh and enjoy the time we had together no matter where we were. We spent the night in the car as our help was on its way. As we waited, people were congratulating us through the drive-thru and giving us thumbs up. After hours of waiting, our help arrived and we were back on the road. I wouldn’t trade that bittersweet memory for the world. Our honeymoon was more than we could have ever asked for and was smooth sailing from then on out! God was watching over us and continues to bless us incredibly!

Special Thanks

Sydney Forbes
 | Recorded the Proposal