Katie and Chad

How We Met

Our story began on a military tour in Curacao. We both work for the Miami Dolphins and every season, we travel to perform and visit for our troops overseas! Our seats on every flight were completely random and it just so happened that we were seated next to each other for three out of the four flights! We talked for hours and it just came so naturally.

How They Asked

Daytona just became a significant place for us over time and we’ve made NASCAR events one of our “things.” So when he asked me if we could road trip to Daytona to tour the speedway, I wasn’t surprised at all. I was participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge 5k that morning and he insisted on making the last tour of the day! I ran the fastest 5k of my life so we could drive to Daytona right after and still make it in time for the tour. We got there 3o mins prior to the tour and took some photos and walked around the souvenir shop. At 3:30 the tram picked us up to tour the speedway! The first stop was the victory lane. They set up a line for each of us to get our iconic victory picture with the photographer.

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It was our turn, so we posed with our fists up in the air like everybody else, as if we were celebrating a victory. I got ready to walk away and let the next couple take their picture and he goes, “wait I have one more pose.” Before I knew it, he was taking a ring out of his pocket, getting down on one knee, and the crowd was echoing “awwwws.” I couldn’t process the moment AT ALL until he said, “will you be my wife?”

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Katie's Proposal in Daytona International Speedway

Katie and Chad's Engagement in Daytona International Speedway

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Special Thanks

Heather Hinson
 | Videographer
Jon Hinson
 | Photographer