Caroline and David
How We Met
David and I met on Tinder, the dating app. After about two months of dating and talking every day, I officially became his girlfriend on June 1st, 2015. A couple of weeks later after we became official, we moved in together! It has been pure bliss and happiness ever since.
How He Asked
It has always been a dream of both David and I to see an eclipse. We were lucky enough to only be a short 5-hour drive from a city that would have full totality during the great American eclipse. So, we packed up our things and drove to Oregon where we stayed at a camp site that was full of people who were there to watch the eclipse as well. During our first night there, David pulled out a Beauty and the Beast night light from his bag and said he had gotten it for me, so I was not afraid at night. Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite Disney movie and Belle of course is my favorite princess. It didn’t shock me at all that David would buy me an amazing Beauty and the Beast night light because he does these things for me all the time (a reason I love him so much). We were there for 3 long days without showering, waiting for the eclipse on Monday morning. Monday morning came, and David kept telling me to put make up on and I kept saying no. I hadn’t showered and I was exhausted from waking up early for the eclipse. We started getting ready for the eclipse by putting a blanket down, getting the camera ready and David made sure we had the Beauty and the Beast night light ready for when it got dark.
Watching an eclipse at full totality is magical and I felt so blessed to have been there to see it especially with the love of my life. After the 2-minute full totality of the eclipse was over, David started kissing me and acting nervous. I was confused about what was going on in his head. Suddenly, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I had no idea the entire weekend that the ring was inside this night light. He built the entire Beauty and the Beast night light from scratch and stored the ring in the bottom of it where is actually opened up.
August 21st, 2017 is a day I will remember forever, I got engaged to my soulmate and watched a once in a lifetime event on earth.