Natalie and Kyle
How We Met
We met on the first day of our freshman year of high school. After a few high school classes and theater productions together, we were cast as Beauty and the Beast in our sophomore year musical, and that sealed the deal! We started dating a few months later. After two more years of high school in the Dallas area, we moved to Boston for college (attending two different schools – we didn’t follow each other!). Four years later, we moved to El Paso together for Kyle to pursue his med school dream and along the way, we adopted the dog of our dreams, Charlie.
How He Asked
Kyle lured me out to the Franklin Mountains, one of my favorite places in the world, for an eighth-anniversary photoshoot. For some reason, he sold it and I was not suspicious at all! Dressed in our Sunday best, our amazing photographer posed us photo-newbies for all sorts of sweet shots. About halfway through, he told me how much he loved me and how grateful he was for everything I had done for him – and then he was down on one knee!
I almost fell off the side of the mountain. Little did I know that the surprises weren’t over yet – a driver came by and picked us up from the mountainside and took us to a restaurant downtown where all of our friends from El Paso, best friends from childhood, and family were waiting for us. It was an absolutely perfect day. I couldn’t have planned it better myself! It was better than anything I could have ever dreamed.