Brittney and Zach

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Oaks by the Bay Park Panama City, FL

How We Met

INITIALLY WE MET IN A BAR WHILE I WAS TALKING TO SOMEONE ELSE. I ENDED UP TALKING TO ZACH MORE THAN I DID MY DATE THAT NIGHT. THEN WE DIDN’T TALK OR SEE EACH OTHER FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS OR SO UNTIL HE MESSAGED ME ON AN ONLINE DATING SITE. HE SAID “I’M PRETTY SURE WE’VE MET BEFORE.” AND I WASN’T GOING TO RESPOND, BUT SINCE HE SEEMED LIKE A NICE AND DOWN TO EARTH GUY THAT NIGHT I FIGURED I’D BE NICE AND BE FRIENDLY AND REPLY. THAT LED TO CONSTANT MESSAGING AND THEN TEXTING (ONCE WE GAVE EACH OTHER OUR PHONE NUMBERS). SINCE HE WORKS ON A TUG BOAT HE’S NOT HOME THAT OFTEN AND HE WAS COMING HOME DURING THE CHILI COOKOFF WEEKEND ON ST. GEORGE ISLAND AND WAS PLANNING TO RIDE HIS BIKE WITH ANOTHER FRIEND AND MEET ME AND MY FRIEND OVER THERE. I WAS SO NERVOUS I’D FIND SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM THAT WOULD PUSH ME AWAY SINCE I’M SO PICKY. BUT, WHEN HE GOT TO THE ISLAND AND WE SAW EACH OTHER I FELT SO HAPPY AND FOUND ABOSLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH HIM. WE HUNG OUT AND ENJOYED THE COOKOFF, WENT TO THE BEACH, AND ENDED THE NIGHT AT A LOCAL BAR THAT HAD A LOCAL BAND PLAYING. THAT WAS WHEN WE HAD OUR FIRST KISS AND I’LL NEVER FORGET HOW IT MADE ME FEEL.

How He Asked

I THOUGHT I WAS HELPING A FRIEND OUT BY DOING A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION (SHE’S A PHOTOGRAPHER) AND SHE TOLD ME SHE WANTED TO WIN THIS CONTEST THAT COULD GET HER PUBLISHED IN A MAGAZINE. SHE NEEDED A FEW PHOTOS OF A COUPLE AND THOUGHT WE’D BE PERFECT. SO I ASKED ZACH IF HE HAD ANYTHING PLANNED (WHICH OF COURSE HE DIDN’T) AND WE MET UP ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON AT A PARK BY THE WATER. MY FRIEND ASSURED US IT WOULD ONLY TAKE ABOUT 30 MINUTES. WE DO A FEW DIFFERENT POSES THEN SHE SAYS SHE WANTED TO GET SOME PICTURES IN FRONT OF THE BIG OAK TREE WHICH IS THE MAIN FOCAL POINT OF THE PARK AND HAVE US FACING OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS AND SLOWLY TURN TO FACE EACH OTHER. WHEN I TURN AROUND, ZACH IS ON ONE KNEE AND I INSTANTLY FREEZE AND SAY SOMETHING LIKE “NO WAY, REALLY?!?” HE HAD THIS BEAUTIFUL SPEECH PREPARED THAT HE SAID AND AT THE END HE ASKED IF I WOULD MARRY HIM. I’M CRYING AT THAT POINT AND MANAGE TO GET OUT A SMALL “YES”. IT WAS PERFECTLY PLANNED AND I WOULDN’T HAVE HAD IT ANY OTHER WAY.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Oaks by the Bay Park Panama City, FL

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