Miranda and Dillon

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Elk Rapids, Michigan

How We Met

Dillon and I had run circles around each other before the actual meeting. We were both involved in the same organizations and I was close with his fraternity brothers. They always talked about their friend Dillon, but it took me 3 years to meet him. We were at a mutual friend’s place for a dinner party, and Dillon brought cupcakes. Most of them were Irish Car Bomb flavored, leftover from his birthday, but one was vanilla, leftover from Easter. The vanilla one was decorated with green coconut shavings as grass and jelly bean eggs. When I asked for it, Dillon teased me relentlessly for wanting the “grass flavored cupcake”. Not exactly romantic, and little did I know it would be the start of something so wonderful. Things turned a little more romantic after we exchanged numbers and were texting each other messages that filled the whole screen. One long text led to phone calls which led to our first date. It was perfect, and we parted ways with full hearts and the knowledge that something really special had just begun.

How They Asked

My family has had a lake house in Northern Michigan since the 1930s. I spent a week there every summer growing up, and there is no place in the world that makes me happier. I had told Dillon how important the lake & Northern Michigan are to me, and this trip was his first time experiencing my happy place. We had dinner reservations in Elk Rapids on the night of the proposal, but Elk Rapids is about 45 minutes from our lake house and my dad insisted on getting there 2 hours before our reservation time. He covered by telling me my mom needed to go to a boutique before it closed. After mom shopped, we wandered down the street and “ran into” Dre. Dre took my sister’s senior portraits & I adore her work. She offered to take a couple shots to send to my sister to show the happy coincidence, and as she was snapping away Dillon got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. It was the easiest question I’ve ever answered.

Miranda's Proposal in Elk Rapids, Michigan

Special Thanks

Dre Photography
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