Sarah and Colby

Engagement Proposal Ideas in St. Andrews State Park

How We Met

Colby and I met back in 2007 when he transferred to my school in the 7th grade. We remained good friends throughout high school but lost touch shortly after graduation. Colby moved off to college to play baseball and I remained at a small college in our hometown. We later reconnected when Colby returned home in 2015. Through mutual friends, we began hanging out and quickly realized there was an undeniable chemistry. I was scheduled to leave the country for 2 months for a study abroad trip to Costa Rica, but luckily Colby mustered up the courage to take me on a date before I departed. We continued to talk every single day that I was gone that summer, staying connected via FaceTime calls whenever I was able to find a decent wifi connection (how romantic). The day I returned home from her trip, Colby came straight to my house and asked me to be his girlfriend in my parent’s front yard, and the rest is history!

how they asked

We were early for our dinner reservation, so we decided to go to the state park where we go with his family every year to take pictures. It is a beautiful place to take pictures, so I agreed when he asked me to get out of the car and walk around. I thought absolutely nothing of it until we started walking down the boardwalk towards the beach and I saw a sign with a heart on it followed by the signs that said, “Sarah, will you marry me?” and I completely lost it. A photographer immediately began snapping my reaction, and Colby let me to the middle of a heart made of rose petals in the sand and got down on one knee.

Wedding Proposal Ideas in St. Andrews State Park

Neither of us remembers what the other said because we were both crying happy tears. After I said yes and he slid the ring on my finger, I looked up to see all of our family down the beach clapping and cheering for us – I had NO idea they were even at the same beach as us, they all had me fooled. It was the sweetest most perfect proposal and really special since our families were there to see it all.

Special Thanks

Jan Simmons
 | Photographer