How We Met
It all started one Friday night in 2017. Ryan was living in Charlotte, NC, and Lynne was living in Austin, TX. One of Ryan’s old coworkers was getting married in a small town just outside of Austin, so he flew in and stayed with one of his good friends for the weekend. After the rehearsal dinner, Ryan wanted to hit the town, so his friend, whose name was also Ryan texted Lynne to meet up with him. Of course, as all good love stories go, she said “No. That’s weird.” However, after a little convincing from both of the Ryans, she got ready and set out to Rainey Street. When she met Ryan, they hit it off immediately, and he ended up inviting her to join him at the wedding the next day. She agreed. Two weeks of FaceTimes later, Ryan was on a work trip in Las Vegas and changed his return flight from Charlotte to Austin. From there, Lynne and Ryan spent every few weeks for the next year and a half traveling to see each other and exploring different cities together. Eventually, Ryan made the move to Austin and the rest is history!
How They Asked
For Lynne’s birthday, Ryan took her out to a Texas dude ranch. They spent the weekend exploring the country, topped off by an early morning trail ride. Towards the end of the trail ride, they stopped at a beautiful clearing, overlooking the Texas Hill Country. The guide said that Ryan’s horse was hurt and had to be taken back to the barn. Worried, Lynne and Ryan got off of their horses. Once the guide and the horses were out of sight, Ryan proposed. After immediately saying “Yes, I will!”,Lynne asked if the horse was okay. Turns out, Ryan had pre-planned the whole thing and the horse was just fine.