Katie and Preston

How We Met

He posted an Instagram story of him on these skyscrapers in Atlanta with some friends. I responded to the story and asked: “What rooftop is this and is it illegal?” He said he couldn’t tell me, that it was a secret. So naturally, I sent back some eye-rolling emojis. He responded “I can’t tell you but I can show you, are you busy tonight? :)”

How They Asked

Two years ago we went to a drive-in movie near where we live. I could tell he wanted to say “I love you” for the first time but I knew he was holding it back (you know, the look). Later we joked about how he knew he loved me then but wouldn’t say. It was a big deal to him since he had only wanted to say those words to the girl he would marry.

Last night he takes me to the same drive-in and tells me that he asked the theater to play a special video for me and my favorite movie braveheart starts playing. A few minutes in and the movie starts glitching and it switches to play a video montage of all these clips of me from the last few years together.

After the video plays and we’re both sobbing he asks me out of the car and says “I knew I loved you the first time we came to this drive-in and I couldn’t say it. I wanted to come back here and tell you that you are the love of my life and ask you now if you would marry me.”

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Special Thanks

Garrett Lobaugh
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