Gabrielle and Christian | Airport Proposal

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How We Met: Christian and I were high-school sweethearts. We met at a wrestling tournament where Christian wrestled for Taylor High School, and I was the manager of the wrestling team for my school. After seeing each other at other wrestling meets and tournaments though the winter, Christian finally got into touch with me at the end of the season. He took me on my first “real” date, for my birthday in April of 2009 and the rest is pretty much history (very exciting and fun history that is)!

How He Asked: So here we were, after proms, graduations, pageant titles for me and USMC titles for him, and 4.5 years later. It was only the third time I had seen Christian all year and I was at the airport with his family anxiously waiting for him to come off of the plane. Our first hug in 145 days made us so joyful; we kissed, cried, and kissed some more. Then, after Christian and I caught up with his family at the baggage claim, there was more waiting there for the two of us than just that green duffel bag I had expected. Much to my surprise, we turned the corner from the escalator to see people he had arranged to standing there holding the signs that read, “Marry Me?” in (my favorite) pink, sparkly letters. Then my hero, best friend, and love of my life asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! It was the best moment of my life! After I sobbed the word, “YES!”, took some photos, and showed off the ring a little, we finished the evening at nice dinner downtown.

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