Our Proposal Story: You make me want to say I do!

Four years ago- the man of my dreams asked me to marry him!

Here’s how it happened, what I consider to be the perfect proposal story:

It was the weekend of my graduation and he along with the rest of my family was flying out for my college graduation.

His original plan was to ask me on the day of graduation, but my mother called him as he was about to board his plane on Friday (the day before graduation) and said, “It has to be today. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow.” Considering it was going to be a beach proposal- she didn’t want to take any chances.

Well, this completely threw off the whole plan and yet somehow he managed to pull it off perfectly 🙂 (Side note: I taught a German the phrase “pull it off” today. That is a weird phrase.)

How He asked

We all went the beach as a family. And, even though no one really needs an excuse to go to the beach, the excuse was that we were going to take my cap and gown pictures at the beach before graduation day since it was supposed to rain. Everyone was acting perfectly normal until we arrived at the beach and everyone, except Chris, jumped out of the car and ran down the beach without saying a word. Subtle…I know. I knew something was up, but Chris told me to just wait there for a minute. He went behind the car and changed clothes. (He was in a T-shirt and basketball shorts from the plane ride. With the original plan, he would have already been dressed up for graduation. What a gentleman to think about his clothes!)

We walked down the beach a little ways and sat down in front of the lifeguard stand. Yes, it was Zuma Beach- the Baywatch beach 🙂 And we just so happened to sit down in front of Lifeguard stand #4, which is Chris’ lucky number!

He had somehow retrieved a guitar and proceeded play our song for me. (I’ll Be by Edwin Mccain.) But instead of the last line, he sang, “Won’t you marry me, the love of my life?” I was so emotional (typical) and crying that I didn’t even saying anything. And he was like so…yes?


Of course, it was a yes!! And we were married 13 months later. Being engaged is such a precious time, although 13 months did seem a little long. But everyday I am so thankful that God led me to him. Our story is one that we couldn’t have orchestrated on our own and everyday we have together is such a blessing. More to come on our whole story (well…so far 🙂 )


  1. Gwen Antwine says

    LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this – with photos!!!
    Love you guys,
    See you soon (in less than two weeks)!
    Queenie and Clydesdale

  2. robynschwebe says

    Very sweet! I’ve never heard Chris play guitar. Maybe he’ll want to next time you guys are over!

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