Rachael and Alexander

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

How We Met

I was interning in DC for the summer after my junior year of college, and he had just moved there after graduation. We met at my favorite bar, Exiles, on a Friday night (where we’re now going to have our rehearsal dinner). We connected pretty quickly.. our love of music, the arts, and food. Connected enough to invite him to come, hang with my friends that same night I guess (and one of them is now a groomsman at the wedding).

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His parents were visiting that weekend to help him move in, and the next morning at brunch, he told them that he thought he had found the one. We started dating shortly afterward, and he visited me at college pretty frequently during my senior year until I moved to DC after graduation. This is a picture of us in Nashville, where I went to school.

Since meeting in 2016, we’ve spent every opportunity traveling together and creating new memories.

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How They Asked

We had talked about getting married so I knew it was going to happen at some point. He also planned this incredible Europe trip for 10 days, so I assumed it was some time during this trip. We went to Paris.. then Copenhagen.. then Munich.. and it was an amazing time but no proposal.

Our last weekend in Europe, we were planning to drive down to Schwangau to see the Neuschwanstein castle. Morning of, a car pulls up and my sister Sophie and his sister Kat are in the car.

Family means so much to me, and he totally surprised me by flying out both our sisters to share this important milestone in our lives.

We hiked up, and he had mapped out this secluded area with a great view of the castle. His sister brought this awesome camera with her and was able to capture the fairytale-like moment. It was so special because it was shared with just family, us, and German countryside views.

Even more special was that the ring was his grandmother’s. I had never seen it before, but it fit perfectly on my finger, no resize needed!