Monika and Christian

How We Met

We met through hockey – like any true Canadians do. We both attended Liberty University, I was the sideline reporter for the hockey team’s broadcasts and Christian played on the team. It was senior night and I interviewed him and carried on with life as usual after that. A few months later we bumped in to each other at the rink again and began a conversation. I felt myself wanting to know more about him and was sad when we parted ways. Thanks to social media for allowing us to continue the conversation further – Christian DM’d me on Twitter and eventually we went on our first date!

2015

Monika's Proposal in Lynchburg, VA

2017

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Lynchburg, VA

How He Asked

Christian has never been a fan of individual attention and never enjoyed his birthday. I love making a big deal out of special occasions so I planned a special birthday lunch for us and was going to take him to an apple orchard afterwards for a nice fall afternoon. Christian insisted we go for a walk downtown because we “didn’t have time to go to an orchard,” and I was very frustrated because I KNEW we had enough time! After walking for about half an hour we finally turn around to start heading back to the car. Christian obliged every time I asked to take a picture of him or with him, which he normally does not do. He was busy on his phone the majority of the walk and I assumed he was replying to happy birthday texts. Now I know he was coordinating with my co-workers/videographer for the event to make sure we arrived at the right time. We approached a garden at the end of the walk and I saw our miniature schnauzer Wilson surrounded by rose petals. Christian presented me a card that said happy 2 year anniversary and I was surprised he went to such great lengths just for an anniversary celebration. At the end of the card was a bible verse that talks about a son leaving his father and mother and the man and wife becoming one. Suddenly I knew this wasn’t just an anniversary card! I started crying a LOT and Christian hurried through the speech he had prepared. I always wondered if I would cry during my proposal…I never expected to sob quite as much as I did. HAPPY tears of course! I couldn’t have been more surprised and it was truly the most selfless proposal since he planned it on his own birthday!

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Special Thanks

Patrick Strawn | 
Videographer
Gabe Henderson
Videographer
Jared Powell | 
Photographer