Donna and Brett

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Watkins Glen State Park

How We Met

We met on Tinder! We started talking and immediately I knew I wanted to meet him. Our first date was a bar crawl of sorts in Peekskill, NY. The moment I knew I really liked him was when we both started singing a Tim McGraw song in the car with the windows rolled down. It just felt right. So glad we both swiped right. We spend pretty much all our free time from there on out together.

How He Asked

We went on a trip to the finger lakes with two of our best friends and had the BEST weekend ever. Stayed in a gorgeous farmhouse, toured 7 wineries on Keuka Lake and played board games and drank wine all night. In the morning we had a plan to go to Watkins Glen State Park. I had been wanting to go there for years! I had kind of had an inkling he was up to something. He had been acting strange and nervous all weekend!

Brett had planned out the hike he thought would be best and we walked underneath this gigantic waterfall. We took all our obligatory photos and were about to walk away but he pulled me back and was like “donna let’s take another picture” I’m like… that’s weird we just did but okay! So I am posing and he has the ring in his left hand and I am posing for a picture completely oblivious.

My best friend Rachel is snapping pics (so is her boyfriend, Shane. Shout out to the best photographers) and I feel him moving so I look over and he is getting down on his knee! At this point, I just started crying. Like real, ugly crying. It was the sweetest moment ever. We cried and laughed and hugged for like 5 minutes straight. I’m so thankful my best friend was there and that we have pictures of the proposal. Such an amazing day!

Proposal Ideas Watkins Glen State Park

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