Jessica and Erik
How We Met
Erik and I met in high school and started dating when we were fourteen years old. We’ve been together for eight and a half years now and within that time we’ve gotten to experience so much together. Our favorite thing to do together is travel and explore new places. I think that is one of the reasons that made the proposal so special.
How He Asked
We had been planning to take a trip to the mountains this Summer and decided the Great Smoky Mountains National Park would be the perfect place. I had never been to the mountains before and I was so excited to finally go! We started our hike up the Alum Cave Trail and came up to our first big view of the mountain range. This was my first time EVER in the mountains (I’m obsessed with the mountains) and I was in complete awe. Erik told me to stay facing the mountains and he would snap a photo of me. I thought nothing of it and just enjoyed the view. Then he told me to turn around and there he was on one knee with a ring in his hands. Erik couldn’t have picked a better moment, just the two of us surrounded by the mountains!