How We Met
Austin and I met in high school. We worked together at an Italian ice shop for a few years. After we graduated, we decided to take a chance on our friendship and start dating. Six years later, one of the most memorable and life changing experiences happened!
how they asked
October 1st 2017 was just a regular day, but then it all got so much better than just regular! Austin had told me a week prior that he wanted to take me to Valhalla vineyards in Roanoke Virginia because they have amazing views and he knows that I love scenery. That morning we got up and did some normal things around the house and then got ready to go. The drive to the vineyard was like any other trip we take (I didn’t suspect a thing!). As soon as we pulled up the driveway, I was blown away with how gorgeous the scenery was. We went to buy a glass so we could get outside and enjoy the day.
After spending a little time out there, we got another glass and went for a little walk around the vineyards. There was not much area to walk so we ended up going back to the patio to sit. As we finished our wine I asked if he was ready to go. He replied “yes, but I want to get some pictures of us, it’s such a nice day out.” I have a hard time turning down pictures when there is a good view so I found a person to take some of us. After I thought we had enough, I thanked the person who had taken them but before I had enough time to get my phone back he had asked the person snapping the photos to take a few more. Her and I looked at each other with confusion because we definitely had enough pictures.
Once again, I don’t turn down pictures so I walked back to him and starting posing for some more. The woman said “ok you two change it up a little, do something different, hug, kiss, anything!” Austin replies “Ok, how about this?!” as he drops to one knee! I’m immediately in shock as he says to me, “Julia, love of my life, will you marry me?!”. I was grinning ear to ear, held my hand out for him and said “yes!”.
After the ring was on my finger I held on to him for dear life, everything I have ever wanted came true. I get to marry my best friend and the love of my life! Austin took that ordinary day and turned into a memory. A memory that he and I will never forget and something we will be able to share for years to come. I love you Austin Tyler thank you for making my dreams come true!