Liz and Cole

How We Met: Cole and I have been dating for 6 years. We met in high school through a mutual friend and then proceeded to date all the way throughout college at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!).

My birthday was recently and Cole had planned a dinner the following weekend to celebrate.

Being in professional school, Cole is cooped up all day most of the time studying. Before dinner, he mentioned that he wanted to stop at the park to get some fresh air. When we got there, we took a walk along the river where he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife.

Image 1 of Liz and Cole

The fun doesn’t stop there…he then proceeded to tell me we were going to continue to dinner to celebrate in private before we told our families. When we arrived at dinner, we were escorted back to a room where 75 of our family and friends were waiting to celebrate.

He had told them it was a surprise birthday party for me so some of them were just as surprised when I walked in with a ring on my finger. After the party, our friends from college came over and we were out celebrating until 4am in true Jayhawk fashion.

It was lovely and perfect and everything inbetween.

Image 2 of Liz and Cole
Photography: Andy Larkin
Ring: Meierotto’s Midwest Jewelry