Sydney and Blaise

Sydney and Blaise's Engagement in The beach in my parent's backyard - where he first fell in love with me

How We Met

We have been friends since elementary school. I even hit on him at the pool in 3rd grade and we briefly dated for a week in 7th grade! But we drifted apart during high school and college and eventually God led us back to each other. Our parents became best friends through our younger brothers playing football together and this is what sparked our re-connection.

Engagement Proposal Ideas in The beach in my parent's backyard - where he first fell in love with me

We quickly became best friends, but both secretly falling for each other. Blaise would always make comments to his family that he would marry someone like me one day and I couldn’t get my mind off him. Fast forward a year and we were both home at our parents house for Christmas break and hung out daily, many times until 5 am the next morning. We began dating within the week and have been together ever since.

Sydney's Proposal in The beach in my parent's backyard - where he first fell in love with me

how they asked

My family and Blaise went to California for vacation and had some of our favorite wine sent back to Kansas. We decided to have a wine night with Blaise’s family. During the wine night Blaise asked me to come to the beach in my parent’s backyard with him. Once we were on the beach Blaise got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in the exact spot he had fallen in love with me a year before. I of course say YES!! But, that wasn’t the only surprise. Blaise had my very best friend from out of town come surprise me along with another one of my best friends. We stayed up all night celebrating, laughing, drinking, and loving that our two families will now be one!