Morgan and Kenyon
How We Met
My fiance Kenyon and I met through Kenyon’s sister Shannon. Shannon and I had worked together in the Admissions department at a local university. When we were on a business trip in Texas, Shannon asked me if I had been dating anyone. I told her that I hadn’t been seeing anyone and that I had just gone on a few dates here and there. I then asked her if she knew of anyone I could date, and her response was, “Well, there’s my brother!” My response was: “Well he is very cute!” (I had seen pictures in her cubicle ;) ) When we returned back home Shannon went out with her family and told her brother about me which led to him asking me out on our first date. Initially we were going to meet at Shannon’s wedding which was about a month away, but I don’t think either of us wanted to wait that long! Kenyon took me to a concert and then afterwards we ended the night by eating ice cream outside of Schnucks! We talked for a long while and the conversation was so easy and natural. We still like to reminisce on how we both ate a pint of Ben & Jerry’s on a swing outside Schnucks in the middle of the night. As they say, the rest is history.
how they asked
A proposal is something that my fiance Kenyon and I had talked about a few times before he actually got down on one knee. I am a very low key person so we talked about how I didn’t need the proposal to be a big event with lots of people involved. Kenyon and I have a park that we like to visit frequently with a specific tree that we both love. It’s a huge tree (not sure which kind) that you are able to walk under and admire the leaves when their colors turn in the fall. We are both huge autumn lovers so we like to admire the foliage in St. Louis. One day when we were walking in the park I had the idea that we should come back later and carve our initials in our special tree. A week went by and Kenyon asked me if I could take a day off work to spend time together. I had time built up at work to take off so I didn’t think much of it, but I also had the idea in the back of my mind that something was going to happen. Kenyon and I met for breakfast and then continued to the park for a walk. I had a sneaky suspicion that something was going to happen, so I looked at Kenyon’s back pockets to see if I could spot a ring box and I saw nothing! Feeling a bit let down, we continued to the tree where we then carved our initials into it. After carving in the tree Kenyon suggested that we take a picture by our carving. He then hugged me for a long time and before I knew it he was down on one knee, saying my full name, and asking me to marry him!! The moment didn’t sink in until a few minutes later when I was looking at the ring on my finger and asking him, “Did this really happen!?” It was then when I started to jump up and down in excitement and admire my BEAUTIFUL vintage style engagement ring! We waited a bit before spreading the news to our families and friends and I loved spending that time together with just us two knowing about the engagement. The proposal was intimate and meaningful and a moment that I will cherish forever.