Kate and Tyler

Kate and Tyler's Engagement in Atlanta Botanical Gardens

How We Met

Tyler and I started working at a local bowling alley around the same time. He is a local to the area and I was attending college down there finishing up my junior year. Tyler worked behind the lanes and I worked front desk. I only saw him a few times but thought he was pretty cute. Later into the summer about three months later, I blurted out to a co-worker that I thought he was cute. She instantly goes and tells him and then invites him to come hang out with us that night. He quickly got on my good side when he walked into my house and went straight to playing with my dog. We stayed up all night talking about everything under the moon (physically and literally). At the end of the night he kissed me and a week later we were dating. We have been inseparable ever since. He is my best friend!

How He Asked

It was our one year anniversary and Tyler suggested we go up to Atlanta and see my family and just celebrate in the city. I didn’t think anything out of the ordinary because Tyler loves to surprise me and I hadn’t seen my family all summer. I asked all my friends from home and school if they would be up there to hang out. Only one friend said she would. So the day was completely ordinary, we went to lunch and wondered around the mall, killing time till my friend was free. Then Tyler said he wanted to go wonder around Piedmont Park. On our way there he turns early into the Botanical Gardens. He had tickets already purchased and everything. We went to this beautiful land sculpture and were waiting our turn to take a picture. It was taking a while and I was ready to give up but Tyler was waiting. FINALLY when everyone cleared out Tyler pulled me in and told me to close my eyes for a surprise. Next thing I know he is on one knee asking the question that will change my life forever. After many happy tears we continued to walk around. We go around a corner and my family and some of my friends were waiting for us! I was so overwhelmed with happiness, I had missed them so much! Later in the day Tyler took me to a house and my sweet friends threw us an engagement party and more of my friends were there. Throughout the night friends were coming in from out of town to celebrate us! I had no idea and felt so loved! It was such a special day and I cannot wait to marry my best friend!

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Special Thanks

Darius Dalton
Photographer