Ginnie and Dave's Marriage Proposal at Yosemite
How we met: Dave and I met while working for the same company. Although we worked in different departments, everyone kept saying I needed to meet this cute guy in the IT department. After many months of hearing about this “cute guy”, we finally met at a Super Bowl party (2009).
Thanks to my hectic travel schedule, it took over 6 months to arrange a first date and 6 months after that to finally realize we liked each other! It’s because of this we will always argue about when our true “anniversary” is.
How he asked: Every time I think about how Dave ask me to marry him I tear up!
Dave & I love to travel and had planned a trip to California in 2013. Unfortunately 2 days before we were to leave, I fell and broke my ankle and we had to cancel our trip! Finally- after months of postponing- we re-booked
our trip for August 2014 to Yosemite National Park.
Every time we visit a national park, I somehow convince him to get up and watch the sunrise from the best spot in the park. So 3:45am August 10th, Dave and I got up and drove the hairy 2 lane 1.5 hour trip up to the highest drive-able point in Yosemite: Glacier Point.
Having just investing in a GoPro 3 days earlier (we got into a fight about this random expensive purchase but I now know why he did it!), we set up the camera to capture the sunrise and hiked up the mountain to a quiet spot with the GoPro recording behind us.
After some breathtaking hints of the sun, a few odd moments when I wondered what the heck Dave was doing in his jacket (getting the ring!), the sun came up over half dome and he got down on one knee! I barely remember what he said but between tears & kisses, I promised to spend the rest of my sunrises with him by my side!
Photos by Maria Glassford Photography