Chelsea and Matthew
how they asked
Matti and I were just shy of our four year anniversary when we decided to head to Tahoe for a few days. We have a tradition of going to the snow each year so I thought nothing of it. One morning we got up and headed out for a hike to Eagle Falls. The mountain was covered in snow and there were beautiful waterfalls along the trail. We had so much fun exploring and laughing and I was completely in the moment, not even suspecting that the one thing I have wanted since I met Matti was about to happen.
When we reached the lake we were looking for, it had completely frozen over so we carefully began making our way out onto the ice. I was ahead of Matti, completely speechless looking at my surroundings when I heard him say my name. I turned around and there was the love of my life, in the middle of a frozen lake, surrounded by snow-dusted trees, down on one knee asking ME to be his forever.
He held out the most beautiful diamond that once belonged to his great aunt in the 20’s (my absolute favorite time period) and had been passed down to his mom and dad when they were young and first married. He had the diamond placed into my dream setting and had somehow kept it a complete secret. After I stared at him in disbelief (and finally got out the words to accept) we made our way to a little island in the middle of the lake, where he pulled bottles of champagne out of his backpack so we could toast to our future of being husband and wife!!