Rachel and Parker

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How We Met

Parker and I were both attending Liberty University. I was studying interior design and he was studying aviation. One night, I was hanging out with my friend and her boyfriend who was Parker’s roommate. He was determined to set me with him, so I attended a get together they had at their apartment the following week- September 5th, 2014.

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I went into it thinking “what do I have to lose” and sure enough we hit it off, and had a great time. He asked for my number and waited a whole two days to text me (he said that’s what they do in the movies). On our first “date” we watched the movie “We Bought a Zoo”, went on a walk downtown and went to our favorite restaurant now The Dahlia. The rest is history!

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how they asked

Parker and I went on vacation in Oahu, Hawaii with my family for the week. He made reservations at The Top of Waikiki for us to have a nice dinner on Friday night. The restaurant was amazing! It rotated once in the hour that we were there so we were able to see views of the whole island. After an incredible dinner, we walked along the beach during the sunset, when he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him.

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Of course, I said yes! My family all ran out from the bushes where they were hiding and taking pictures. Then, there were fireworks and we had champagne to celebrate. It was the best night of my life, I couldn’t stop smiling!

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