Haley and Bradley

How We Met

Brad and I met when we were 15 years old through mutual friends of ours. We started dating summer going into freshman year of high school. We dated all throughout high school & then college. Eight years later and here we are, FINALLY engaged! <3

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

Proposal Ideas Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

Haley and Bradley's Engagement in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

How He Asked

So earlier this year Brad joined the Army. Long story short, he ended up stationed in Colorado Springs. Up until this point I haven’t seen him since I went to go watch him graduate basic training in Georgia in June. He told me he had a “4 day” weekend and said I should come visit! I was super excited and booked my flight right away. I got there on Tuesday, and on Friday we had planned to go hiking. Fast forward to Friday morning, he was dragging me out of bed so we could get there at 8am. Getting mad at me because I was taking too long to get ready. We finally got to Garden of the Gods, which was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. I was following him, and we got to this amazing area with the most beautiful view.

So obviously I starting taking pictures of every direction and angle. A guy came up into the same area with us and Brad asked if he could take our picture. So he started taking normal pictures and everything, then after Brad said to him “thanks Sutton”…. so I’m like ummm you guys know each other? (Meanwhile brad is sweating profusely and breathing so hard). Then he turned and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I SAID YES!!!! Apparently Sutton is one of his good buddies I didn’t know, and the other day the two of them came to find the perfect spot to ask me in and they found a great one. So now I know why he was yelling at me to get ready that morning, because he had this all planned out!! He picked out the ring all by himself and I love it so much. He did good :)