how we met
Tyler and I (Mollie) met at Purdue University when we were both undergrads. Tyler and I attended the same campus ministry group, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). Tyler and I knew each other for over a year before we started dating. Our love story began in the summer of 2015 when we were both at Purdue over the summer. Our first date was at Buffalo Wild Wings because Tyler had a gift card (Ha!). The date lasted 7 hours because we had so much to talk about and talking with each other was so comfortable and easy.
how they asked
Tyler and I decided we were ready to get engaged in late summer or fall of 2018. However, the exact time and place was a surprise! I was very suspicious that Tyler was going to ask every time we went on a date and would even pat down his pockets, trying to feel for a ring box. On October 7, 2018, Tyler and I went to Purdue for a festival a few miles from campus. As we were making our way to the buses that would take us to the festival, Tyler and I walked toward the bell tower, to “lock it in” again. This time, I was not suspicious until we were walking the path toward the bell tower. Once under the bell tower, Tyler seemed to get really nervous. He said some sweet things, and was down on one knee with the ring and asked “Will you marry me?” Afterwards, Tyler and I were on cloud 9 that we didn’t care one bit that the event we came for was rained out!