Claire and Daniel

How we met: Daniel and I met my freshman year of highschool. I was a manager for our wrestling team and he was a wrestler. During a Saturday tournament he was sitting by himself so my friend and I went to sit by him. I was super shy so I said nothing while the two of them talked. Eventually he looked at me and said “why do you hate me?” And I was thrown back like I have no clue who you are. That night he messaged me on facebook and we stayed up late talking, we started dating a year later and have been together ever since.

How he asked: I went to visit Daniel in hawaii because it was time for the military ball, after an amazing week of laying on the beach and hiking up the mountains it was the ball day. All day he seemed nervous or anxious but I just figured it was because he got to dress up! The ball was on the USS Missouri on Pearl Harbor, the first time an army ball was held on a navy ship. After dinner we got up to walk around and check out the ship but it was blocked off so we went back to sit down. A little while later we decided to leave, we headed to the beach. Even though it was pitch black outside and we were both dressed up we took our shoes off and went down to the water. We played some soft music and started dancing. His heart was pounding and I just had this feeling like “it’s about to happen” and in the middle of the song “mean to me” by Brett Eldredge he got down and asked “will you marry me?” Before he could finish I was saying he’s and reaching for a hug. It was absolutely everything a girl could wish for, I mean a beach purposal? What’s more perfect.