Kendra and Christian

How They Asked

I am getting emotional even just writing this because of how amazing my fiancé is and how perfect he made the proposal.

Christian and I have been together for two and a half years. We were both fairly new to the Knoxville area and did not really know anyone. Somehow we both magically matched on Tinder. I would have never guessed then, we had matched, that this would be the man that I would spend the rest of my life with! Throughout our relationship, we had talked about marriage and both knew that we wanted to get married to each other but as far as when and how the proposal would happen I had no idea and left that all up to Christian.

Where to Propose in Smoky Mountain National Park

My 25th birthday was right around the corner and Christian had been very secretive about what he was planning to do for my birthday. The entire day was all planned out with all my friends and family being in on it. It was perfectly planned out and I had absolutely no idea!

Christian planned a wonderful day of celebrating my birthday in the Smoky Mountains which is close to where we live. The day started with brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, a stroll around a local museum that I had been wanting to visit, a ride on a local mountain coaster attraction, and even a fancy coffee from a little coffee shop tucked away in the woods. After coffee, the next part of my birthday celebration was going to be a photoshoot for one of my friends, Kasey, who owns a photography business. A week prior to my birthday she had reached out to me and asked if we would participate in a “behind the scenes” photo shoot in the mountains for her website. I was happy to oblige but had no idea that Christian had coordinated everything with Kasey so he could propose!

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Smoky Mountain National Park

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Smoky Mountain National Park

Kasey picked out a perfect location with a beautiful mountain backdrop. She had us pose for different photos and nothing seems out of the ordinary. One of the poses she wanted us to do was for me to stand in front of Christian. Next thing I know she asked me to turn around and Christian was down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! I was in shock and couldn’t believe it! I laughed, cried, and yelled all in like the same 10 seconds! It was literally perfect with a beautiful setting, an amazing man, and a gorgeous ring! Christian put so much time and effort into making sure everything was perfect and special. It was truly magical!

Kendra's Proposal in Smoky Mountain National Park

Kendra and Christian's Engagement in Smoky Mountain National Park

Proposal Ideas Smoky Mountain National Park

After some time of happy tears, more photos, lots of hugging, and many kisses, Christian said he had one more surprise! After the proposal, we went to dinner at my favorite restaurant where all of my friends and family were there to celebrate not only my birthday but also our engagement! Christian knows how important family and friends are to me and he coordinated everything so they all could be there and celebrate with us!

The entire day was perfect and Christian went above and beyond to make sure that my birthday was so special and one I would never forget! I am so excited to start this new journey with my amazing fiancé!

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Special Thanks

Kasey Stringfield
Photographer