Samantha and Christopher

How We Met

I was a swim coach at Nottingham Green Swim Club. Chris was a swimmer on the Yorklyn swim team. Having never met, Chris walked right up to me and started up a conversation. We were 17. We stayed friends for years, and during Chris’ freshman year of college and my sophomore year of college, I went to visit him. Something was different that time around, and the rest was history. We were college sweethearts. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Chris got a job as an engineer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. I began my teaching career as a 6th-grade teacher in Maryland. We’ve now been in a long distance relationship for 3 years, with the hopes that Chris will head back to Delaware in the upcoming months!

how they asked

Over 40 years ago, my great grandparents took a cross-country trip west, and one of their stops was Glacier National Park. Glacier becomes one of their most beloved travel memories and was talked about for years and years after. Flash forward to June 25th, 2018 and my sister and I, their only great grandchildren along with my boyfriend (at the time), Chris, planned a trip to travel to Glacier National Park. Little did I know that Chris had gone to my sister after 6 1/2 years and said he wanted to propose on our trip. Armed with our great-grandparents’ photographs, we stopped at St. Mary’s lake and falls…one of my great grandparent’s favorite spots.

Where to Propose in Glacier National Park

My sister, who had just began her own photography business, told me she wanted to take a photograph of me, so I walked down to a cliff overlooking the lake. When I turned back around, there was Chris, ring in hand! Totally forgetting what he was going to say at the moment, he immediately got down on one knee saying, “I need to ask you a question…will you marry me?” Speechless, I didn’t even say yes until 30 minutes later!

Proposal Ideas Glacier National Park

Samantha's Proposal in Glacier National Park

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Glacier National Park

Special Thanks

Abby Spoor
 | Photographer