Paulena and William


How We Met

William was the captain of the varsity football team and I was captain of the cheerleading team. During a special game we fell in love under the Friday night lights. William was sitting on the side lines while I was cheering and we locked eyes. William winked at me and I have been in love with him ever since. It was truly love at first sight.

how they asked

William told me that he was being presented with an alumni football award during halftime at Royal Palm Beach High Schools alumni football game. William asked me to walk across the field with him to accept the award and I agreed because I knew that he gets very anxious and would probably need me for moral support.

As we were walking across the field, the announcer was introducing William and then started to introduce me and was talking about how we are high school sweethearts and how I am the love of his life. All of the sudden, a huge banner was brought on the field with pictures of the us and writing saying “Paulena Vanna Wermuth Will You Marry Me?” The cheerleaders broke out into a flash mob dance to Bruno Mars “Marry You” blasting over the stadium speakers.


William got down on one knee as the croud roared with excitement all around us! I SAID YES! All of my family and friends came running onto the field to congratulate us. They were hiding in the stands the whole time!


Following the proposal a surprise engagement party was set up for me and William at my house where we celebrated all night! It was the most amazing night of my life and I get to marry the love of my life, my best friend, and my high school sweetheart.