Kristen and Zach

How we met: Zach and I met in high school.. It was 2010, I was a Freshmen and he was a Sophomore. It was Homecoming week and I had been nominated the Freshmen homecoming attendant. That night was the first time we spoke to each other, but even from that moment I knew that he was different than any other guy I had met before. We became pretty close friends, but it wasn’t until a year and a half later that our relationship began to change. He asked me to dance with him for the last slow dance at prom, and that’s when it all started….

Image 1 of Kristen and Zach

how they asked: This past December, my family took a trip to Disney World and Zach came with us. I was so excited because Disney World is one of my favorite places, and I couldn’t wait to spend the whole week there with Zach. On the morning of December 15th, we headed to Magic Kingdom for the first time. As we walked up to the castle, I couldn’t believe what I saw.. Sitting right in front of the castle was my grandparents! At the time, they told me that they just wanted to surprise everyone and spend the week with us at Disney. I was so happy to have everyone that I loved together in one place. That night, Zach told me that he had a surprise date planned for me so that we could spend some time together away from all the crowds of the Disney parks. I had no idea where we were going, and of course Zach wouldn’t tell me anything. Every year since Zach and I have been together, he has taken me to see Christmas lights. It was something that had become a tradition for us and we looked forward to it every year. That night, he had planned a carriage ride for the two of us that went through a display of lights. In the middle of the lights, the driver stopped and Zach got off of the carriage. At this point I was starting to realize what was going on.. Zach got down on one knee and told me that from the very first time we met he knew that I was special. He asked me to be his forever.. and I couldn’t have been happier to say yes. Afterwards, my whole family was waiting to celebrate with us. It was the happiest night of my life.