Karel and Jacob
How We Met
Jake and I have been family friends since we were small children. We were always close and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had the BIGGEST crush on him. When I was 12 years old, I wrote him a mushy love letter. He was a good sport about it being four years older and thought it was cute. A few years later, we reconnected and started dating when I was 17. We dated through the rest of my high school and onto college. We moved in together my freshman year of college. Now, we live in our hometown with our two amazing kittens (that he rescued by the way!).
How He Asked
For a year, Jake and I have been saving for a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We spent a week there going to hot springs, shopping, and keeping warm in -40° weather in our cozy cabin. On our last night there, we took a military tracker vehicle up to a yurt on top of a mountain to have an unobstructed view of the lights. As they started to ramp up and dance in the sky, Jake suggested I set up my camera and we pose underneath the lights. As the timer went off on my camera and the lights danced through the sky, Jake dropped to one knee asking me to be his wife. It was the most magical, wonderful, and romantic moment of my life.