Kara and Nate

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How We Met

We met on Tinder.

How They Asked

I had a friend coming into town who said she wanted to go on a scenic hike and check out local breweries while she was here. I had Nate get a small group together to go hiking and pick out a great spot (he knows them better than I do). He sort of gave me a hard time asking if he had to go on the hike as it was one of his few days off and wanted to relax. I convinced him he needed to go with us (or so I thought). We went to Rough Ridge trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Before we started, Nate asked for me to pack a few granola bars in my bag, so I did and off we went. When we got to the top where the scenic overlook was Nate turned to his friend and asked for a granola bar. I was slightly annoyed that he made me pack all of them for no reason (turns out it was code for his friend to hand him the ring). We went to this huge rock and sat down together for a few seconds to look at the view and take it all in. He asked if I was ready to go and I said sure, but when I turned around there were all of these people standing there staring at us. Only none of them were from our hiking group but I knew their faces. It hit me all of a sudden what was happening and when I looked back at Nate he was getting down on one knee. He asked me if I would spend forever with him and I nodded a few times before I finally got the word yes out. After all of that I realized he invited all of our friends both local and from Florida (where I am from) to be there for our big moment. He had someone bring champagne because it’s my favorite, he hired a photographer, and even had a drone flying over to capture it all! It was the best moment of my life so far!