How We Met
Laurie and I met in 2014 at my 1st Senior GB camp and we hit it off right away. At that time I was working in Edinburgh and she was at University in Alabama but we knew that we wanted to be together. When we both moved to England in preparation for the Rio Paralympics in 2016, we decided to move in together and 5 years later we’re engaged.
How They Asked
Laurie loves Paris and we had never been together, so I decided to take her for her birthday. She had no idea what was going to happen… I had been planning this for weeks, how to do it, where to do it but on the day I just say the perfect spot next to the Eiffel Tower and it felt right. Now I just had to convince her to take a photo on that spot. Not easy. I got my selfie stick/tripod out and pretty much made her get in the grass, as you can see from the video, she wasn’t happy about it. But by the end of the video, she was pretty happy… And so was I.