Taylor and Ricky

how we met

We met in college at Grand Valley State University. We were both members of the cross country and track program at Grand Valley.

how they asked

Ricky had planned a Saturday full of fall activities. We started the day with a workout at MVP and then headed over to Robinette’s to eat donuts and do some wine tasting. After Robinette’s, Ricky wanted to go to Holland to take our puppy, Wentz, for a walk on the sand dunes and beach. We had walked the dunes and along the beach for a while. Before we were getting ready to leave we wanted to do sprints with Wentz so he would be tired for the car ride home. On his last sprint, I had noticed a shiny silver name tag (he didn’t have a name tag before) When I looked at the name tag, it said “Will you marry daddy?” and then I looked up and Ricky was down on one knee with the most beautiful ring! I could not believe it, I think I said “are you serious” about 4 times before I actually said “YES!” Then after he proposed, both of our families came walking down the beach to congratulate us and after pictures we headed to Boatworks for dinner! It was such perfect day!

Special Thanks

Dimnet Chapel (Hope College)
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