Shaelyn and Yonas

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How We Met

We met one Spring through a mutual friend while I was visiting in NYC, we stayed in touch but didn’t see each other again for months. He’s a musician and I definitely didn’t think he was interested. Then that summer, he had a concert in VA so I decided to go with a few friends, and he told me he had had the biggest crush on me ever since we met. We started dating long distance for 3 years and then he finally moved to VA for me, and 3 years after that, he proposed.

how they asked

My fiancé and I have been together 6 years. He mentioned one day that he had never had a surprise party before. So I decided to throw him one this year on his actual Birthday, November 21, 2015.

He’s a musician and travels all the time, so the day of his birthday he was driving 10 hours back from Nashville to VA and I had everyone at my house at 5pm ready to surprise him. Since he had no idea, he was taking his time driving and was already 2 hours late! I started getting really worried but finally around 7:30 he showed up! He was totally surprised with all 40 of us when he walked in, all he could respond was “good thing I’m not in sweat pants”. A few minutes later he gathered everyone around to thank us but when he called me over to thank me, he actually ended up getting down on one knee and proposing to me in front of all of our family and friends :) So it was a surprise proposal at a surprise birthday!

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