Liz and Will
How We Met
During my freshman year of college at Furman University, I went down to Charleston for St. Patrick’s Day. I met Will through mutual friends and thought he was super cute. Five months later, we both transferred to Clemson for totally unrelated reasons, and we’ve been together ever since!
How He Asked
A couple weekends after we moved into a rental house together, Will dragged a friend and I up to the mountains out of nowhere because, “the weather is nice and he wanted to go hiking.”
We ended up hiking Black Balsam Knob in Pisgah National Forest, which has incredible 360 degree views along the entire mountain and where Will backpacks all the time. As we were hiking, a rainstorm was rolling in up the mountainside. When we reached the top, Will took a knee pretty casually, and asked, “Hey Liz, will you marry me?”
Mako tried to intrude, and Riley carried the ring up the mountain. I started crying and laughing at the same time. Once we outrun the rain for a few minutes, Will stopped and said his full proposal.