Caitlin and Daniel

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Chautauqua Lake, NY

How We Met

Dan and I met in homeroom in 9th grade. We started dating in 10th and did everything together (homework, classes, homeroom, dances, etc.). Then we both went to the same college and both graduated together in the same major. Just like high school, we were in all the same classes and did all of our homework together. Here we are, 7 years later!

How He Asked

We went away for the weekend to Chautauqua Lake in New York. Dan’s family goes on vacation there all the time and I’ve gone with them a few times and loved it. When we got there, the weather was terrible (cold and rainy) and there were bugs everywhere (because it was cold and rainy). After a whole Saturday being pretty crappy, I just wanted to go back to our hotel room and watch Netflix for the rest of the night. Dan insisted that we go on a walk outside since it stopped raining. We both went outside and he lead me to the middle of a path in Bestor Plaza in the Chautauqua Institution. He took his backpack off and took out a gift bag. I opened it and inside was a nail polish and nail kit. I knew he was going to propose then since I’ve always said that he should only propose when my nails are done. When I looked up from the present, Dan was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. After I said yes he told me that he picked this spot because there was a live web cam recording us and that both my family and his family watched us get engaged (hence the stalker like picture of us getting engaged). After 7 years of dating, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

Where to Propose in Chautauqua Lake, NY