Katie and Sam

How We Met

The very first interaction my fiancé and I had, was a simple swipe while looking at our phones. You read that right, we are a Tinder success story! I was a senior at Appalachian State University and he was currently in North Carolina getting his Masters at Gardner Webb University. We conversed, became acquainted, and eventually exchanged numbers. Quickly after that, we made plans to meet for a date. We went to a movie and then dinner, because he said that we would have something to talk about at dinner if all else failed. Being the talker that I am, we had more than enough to talk about after the movie.

The day after our first date, I left for a cruise with some of my friends. He said it was the longest week of his life and he wasn’t sure if we had hit it off or not. When I got back, we picked up right where we left off. We went out more and more, began spending weekends together, and became official a few months later.

It’s been 3 years since becoming “official”, and we now live with each other and are engaged to be married.

How He Asked

Sam and I have talked about getting engaged for a few years now. If it were up to me , I would have been engaged to the man 2 years ago. Patience , laughter and love was all it took.! We were in Guanacaste ,Costa Rica when Sam proposed. It was our first day at the resort and a 2 hours time difference got the best of us . At 6:30 we were ready to hit the bed! I told Sam that I was going to go ahead and wash my face and do my nightly routine . Sam retreated out into the balcony . A few minutes later .I wasn’t out to sit with him with no makeup, Messy top knot , no bra and a baggy shirt . I decided to turn on some music and of course I decide to pick the most country song on my playlist.

Minutes go by and I was getting to the point where I was ready to go inside. Sam then started to act weird and asked why I wanted to go in so quickly . I decided to then stay out and just enjoy the evening weather. Seconds go by and Sam lets me know that he needed to talk to me about something while we were outside and then proceeds to tell me about all the wonderful memories we have had , how much he loves me and how he has known that he’s wanted to spend forever with me 2 years ago. I got super sweaty ( I know , so romantic) because I realized what he was about to do. Sam got down on one knee proposed. Those few seconds seemed like a blur, but at the same time as if time had just literally stopped.

It wasn’t a crazy romantic proposal, but the way it all happened was perfect for the 2 of us . We are thrilled and excited to share the next step of life together and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.