Courtney and William

How We Met

William and I met through a mutual friend in June of 2014. Nothing crazy fancy.

For our first official date, not FaceTime, he took me to Hanging Rock. and we hiked to the top. Our mutual love for being outdoors brought us together and the rest was history.

How He Asked

He had made plans for us to go back to Hanging Rock and then go to his mothers house. When I found out Hanging Rock was 2.5 hours away I begged him to cancel the plans and head to a hiking trail much closer! He refused. He was very determined that Hanging Rock was going to be worth the drive!

We finally get there and start down the 1.5 mile trail and about 1/4 of the way into the trail he tells me “Babe I forgot the camera, let’s run back and get it.” we turn around and head back for the car. I stop at the end of the trail before the parking lo and tell him to run back and grab and I will wait here for him. He reappears 2 minutes later EMPTY HANDED! He forgot the camera in the room. We make our way back down the trail and stop halfway for water then continue our journey to the top. We finally make it and we take in the scenery! It’s absolutely breathtaking per usual. A girl drops her water bottle down in the crevice and its lost forever and I start chuckling at her thinking “That would so be my luck.”

He wants me to go out to the edge with him. Now mind you, I am PETRIFIED of heights, but for some unknown reason I had promised him months ago I would go to the edge with him. Naturally I chicken out and tell him I will only go to the tree, because I cannot fall off at that point. However, he is determined to get me out further. He starts luring me with some sweet words and tender kisses. He gets me a few steps away from the tree and I’m still scared and try to go back. He tells me I have to stand here for 5 minutes. Then all of a sudden he asks me “What are you doing for the rest of your life?” He drops down on one knee and asks me “Courtney Lyra Jones will you marry me?” and all I can think in that moment is “He used my middle name!!!!” I shake my head yes and agree to be his wife! He kisses me then turns me toward the camera where he had it secretly filmed and photographed!!

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He absolutely made my dreams come true!!

Come to find out the girl that dropped the water bottle was his cousin and she and William had met up at the car where he gave her the camera! I didn’t even recognize her and I frequently talk with her!!!!!

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Special Thanks

Heather