Airiana and Skyler
How we met
Skyler and I met our freshman year at Lanphier High School in Springfield Illinois. We ended up in the same gym class, we had mutual people that we knew and that’s how we became friends at first. Little did I know my freshman year gym class would bring me the love of my life. At that time, year 2008-2009 we started our friendship and continued being friends from that moment on. We didn’t start dating until our junior year of high school, after years of talking, he finally asked me to be his girlfriend on June 1st 2010. We’ve have had our ups and downs, as most people say having a serious relationship in high school isn’t as easy as it seems. In the end we found out we were better together then a part. Sitting here writing this it is crazy to think we started out with high school dances and now in five months we will be at our wedding. From a little promise ring to my awesome engagement ring, it’s been an amazing time coming.
how he asked
A normal trip to Nashville, TN turned in to one of the best nights of my life. Skyler is a pro BMX racer, so just like the three years before that we went to Nashville to go to a race weekend. As the weekend went on, we finally had some spare time to go downtown, so off we went. We walked around to all the stores down there then I said lets go down to the waterfront so we can take some pictures. Well that’s where we went next. As Skyler and I pose to take a picture I place my hand on his chest/ upper stomach like any couple does and I said, “Wow Skyler your heart is beating really fast, are you okay?” and he casually responded yes. Two seconds after that he got down on one knee and pulled a beautiful ring and asked me to marry him on May 23rd 2014.
As bad as this sounds, when he got down on one knee I thought he was messing around with me, then as he pulled the ring out I knew he was serious. All of my family, his family and our friends knew and I had no idea. He’s horrible and holding secrets so I was very surprised that I had no idea.
We had talked about getting engaged a lot, and me being the “princess” I am, I told him my nails had to be done, it had to happen at a place I loved and it had to be on video, he made sure all of that happened and it couldn’t have been more perfect.