Nicole and Ben

Nicole's Proposal in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania

How We Met

Ben and I met in 10th grade when his family moved to my town. We became better and better friends and it just came to be us without anyone realizing, or him even asking me to be his girlfriend, it just was. We learned to drive together, we graduated high school together, and we went to the same college, we were each other’s first kiss, it’s just been so special. We’re each other’s best friend, we do everything together and we’ve been attached at the hip ever since.

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How He Asked

This past July, Ben took me out on the boat on Raystown Lake at sunset and it was absolutely breathtaking. We were talking and laughing, and then he reached down into his gym bag he had brought and pulled out a ring box and I should have been expecting it, but I was completely surprised. He told me how he couldn’t wait to love me for the rest of our lives and that he knew I was the one since a 10th grade field trip. I was so excited that I just cried and kissed him and forgot to say yes.

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We drove back on the boat to the place where we had our first date, and it was covered in white lights and both of our families were there with a lot of ice cream and we had a little party. It was the best day in my life so far, and I cannot wait to marry him!!

Special Thanks

Nicole Snare
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