Brittany and Tyler

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How We Met

In high school we usually think of the whole football player-cheerleader high school sweethearts- but just like most instances we are a little different. This is the story of the football player and water girl who started as friends who were interested in each other but both too nervous to do anything about it. A beautiful friendship turned into this beautiful life we have created together five and a half years later.

How He Asked

My fiance, Tyler, put so much work into this and thought out every detail through and through. He told me he had to go into work all day, so naturally, I had a girls day. My best friend, Yesenia, and I had a girls day planned out. We went to lunch, then to get our nails done (which he bought us a gift certificate to do without my knowledge). Earlier that morning my best friend and her boyfriend had went to his house and went over the master plan of the day. Since they were texting all day, her job was to keep me occupied, and I promise you I suspected nothing.

After our activities, we went back to my house. As I walked up to my door there was a note that said “Be ready to go by 6:00 pm Love, Tyler….. P.S. Bring Yesenia with you too. We’re all going out.” At first I was like oh okay, he was probably on his way to the gym and is just being cute with a date night. We walk into my room and there is my new long dress on a hanger on the door with a note on it that said “Wear this :)” At this point I was freaking out but didn’t want to feel stupid if this wasn’t the moment I had been waiting for.

At 6pm sharp a car was outside ready to pick up Yesenia and I. We got in the car, not knowing where I was going, I immediately became anxious. As we got off the freeway in Old Town Pasadena, I began thinking of all of the possible places we could be going. The driver let my best friend off on the backside of Pasadena City Hall where she took my purse and phone. That is the second I knew what I would be walking into within the next few minutes. The driver drove me to the front of city hall and said “Good Luck and Congratulations!” I nervously but anxiously got out and began my walk up the staircase. As I reached the top, I spotted Tyler at the end of my route in front of a beautiful fountain with candles creating a path. My heart was racing so fast and to be honest, I felt like I was walking to my proposal in a finale of The Bachelor.

When I got to Tyler, it was like the world froze. I did not realize the other people in the gardens, the photographers, or even my best friend. I saw tears in Tyler’s eyes as he spoke to me and could not believe this moment that I had only once dreamt about unfolding before my eyes.

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Special Thanks

Michael Proa
Photographer/Videographer