How We Met
Hannah and I met in college through mutual friends in March of 2014 but grew close during the summer of 2015. During college, we hung out often and ran in the same friend group. After graduating in May of 2017, we went to grab lunch and catch up that Labor Day weekend in September. We sat and caught up with each other for four hours at a restaurant called Slider House in Nashville. That evening she invited me to a show at Whiskey Jam and since that night we’ve been inseparable.
How They Asked
For a year and a half, I planned the proposal. I let our parents know so that they could fly in and watch us get engaged at the Rockefeller Center during Christmas time. I surprised her on Friday, December 6th with a trip somewhere but didn’t reveal the location until we arrived at the airport. Upon our arrival in New York, we spent the whole day exploring the city and made dinner reservations at a steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. Once we finished, I told her we needed to see the Rockefeller Center tree lit up at night.
Once we arrived at the tree I surprised her again, this time with tickets to skate on the ice. She was obviously surprised we were skating and went along with it. Once 10 pm hit, we were the only people left on the ice. I took her around the ice one last time and stopped her in front of the tree.
I proposed to her at 10:04 PM exactly and the attached photos taken by Proposal 007 captured the moment. Once she said YES, we did one last lap around the ice before taking her to the middle and pointing out a group of people at the top of the platform waving at us. Our parents flew in from Michigan and Alabama to witness our big moment, and Hannah was overcome with emotion.
Once we left the ice, we met up with our family and friends and got a celebratory drink at Johnny Utah’s. The evening went off perfectly and caught her completely by surprise. It’s a memory that we will look back on fondly for the rest of our lives.