Maria and Brian

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Parkersburg, West Virginia

How We Met

I was put at a restaurant/bar with my mom and her girlfriends when I realized I could not spend my Friday night listening to their mom gossip anymore. I ran into a friend who told me some of our pals were going to this smokey bar down the street from my house to sing some karaoke. I haven’t seen those friends in a while, so I figured I’d go surprise them. Lucky for me, those friends brought along my future. We talked all night long and hung out every day for a month straight after. He gave me the girlfriend title after only a month, us both agreeing “when you know, you know.”

How He Asked

The last weekend in June, we went to visit his aunt and uncle in West Virginia. Being a huge hunter, this place might be his favorite place on earth. His dream come true: a house on a ton of acres and country for miles. Before heading out to a party to watch some fireworks, he wanted to “see if I can help spot and listen for deer.”

Proposal Ideas Parkersburg, West Virginia

Where to Propose in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Parkersburg, West Virginia

After reminding him how awful my sight is and that I can never hear anything, he turns and tells me, “Well it’s a good thing that’s not why we’re really out here…” while getting down on one knee. After I said yes, I heard his uncle cheering and his aunt came rolling out from behind a bush with her fancy camera. West Virginia will now always have a little piece of my heart.

Maria and Brian's Engagement in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Special Thanks

Aunt Marolyn Baldrige | 
Photographer