Keri and Connor

How We Met

Connor and I met at our church’s young adult group. We started out as really good friends (although Connor liked me but I was already in another relationship). Once I ended my relationship with the other guy, Connor and I got really close so we decided to date about a year after meeting each other.

How They Asked

The proposal occurred on my families vacation trip to the Outer Banks (Rodanthe, NC). I always told Connor straight from the getco that I wanted to be proposed on a beach and at sunset, but I never knew “when” this would be. Connor told me that he had to finish up his semester at school the week we went down, so he had to show up a day later then everyone else. I believed him, and I prepared accordingly. On the Saturday that we arrived and unpacked, my family and extended family went to dinner that night. While at dinner, my brother Matt mentioned to me that my girl cousins and I should get dressed for a girls photo shoot after dinner. I had no suspicions because this was a regular thing to do in my family with my cousins, but I was worried about whether or not to paint my nails for the photoshoot since I didn’t know if Connor was going to propose to me that week or not. My cousins just encouraged me to paint my nails now “for the photoshoot, and just in case”. Sure enough , I was outside taking some candids with my brother before we took pictures with my cousin, and I turn around at one point to see Connor walking up the beach from behind the Black pearl which is an iconic house in Rodanthe . Connor has showed up a day earlier then I expected, and the only one that did not know it was me! I couldn’t stop screaming “what are you doing here to him”, until he finally had to tell me to be quiet because he had something to ask me. He then got down on one knee and proposed at sunset, and of course I said yes. My cousins and brother were so happy for me. My brother took pictures while the proposal was occurring, and my parents/aunts/uncles got to watch the proposal happen from across the street in the house that we stayed in , which was within view of the beach and proposal sight. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day.


Special Thanks

Tyler Rieth Photography
 | Photography
The Sunflower Garden
 | Engagement Shoot Location