Rachael and Bryant's Proposal at the University of Georgia
How We Met
Bryant and I met on November 12, 2011 at the Georgia vs. Auburn game in Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia in Athen, Ga.
How He Asked
On November 15, 2015, I thought I was getting dressed up to go to an Awards Banquet for my Dad’s work. Little did I know, the limo with blacked out windows that picked my dad and I up from my parent’s home in Suwanee, GA was not headed to Atlanta for the Awards Banquet, but instead was traveling to Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA, where Bryant and I had met four years earlier. When the limo arrived at the stadium, Michelle with UGA Hospitality (who I thought was the Awards Banquet hostess), jumped in and told my dad and I that everyone was going to be walking into the event blindfolded. She handed my dad a blindfold first, and after he put his on, she handed one to me. As my dad stepped out of the limo, he took his blindfold off (I had no clue!), and Michelle proceeded to walk us through the tunnel to the edge of the field, where my dad then walked me the rest of the way to the Georgia “G” on the 50 yard-line.
When we finally made it to the center of the field, I took off my blindfold, and I was in absolute disbelief. I immediately whipped my head around trying to find Bryant, but then a video started to play on the big screen. In the video Bryant was playing his guitar and singing “Die a Happy Man”, one of my favorite songs by Thomas Rhett. While he was singing, a slideshow with pictures from all of the Georgia games we had been to together was playing. Toward the end of the video, Bryant snuck from the opposite tunnel to the middle of the field where I was standing. When the video said ‘Turn Around’, I did, and Bryant was standing there. He proposed, and I said yes! After I said yes, Bryant pointed to the upper level student section (where we met four years ago), and our families and some close friends started cheering. I have never been so surprised in my life; that whole evening is a blur to me. Luckily, my fiancé put together a video of that special day for us to watch and share!