Rachel and Chris' Proposal on St. Pete Beach

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (11)RS

How He Asked: Chris and I went to Orlando for my cousin’s wedding in last November. We decided to make a vacation out of the trip and ended up driving to St. Pete Beach, on the gulf coast, to spend a few days enjoying the sun and sand before heading back to chilly Maryland.

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (1)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (2)RS

We’d heard that St. Pete’s white sand beaches were beautiful and that the sunsets over the water were breath-taking. One evening, we were getting ready to go to dinner and Chris suggested we go out to the beach to watch the sunset.

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (3)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (4)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (5)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (6)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (7)RS

We walked out to the sand, grabbed a seat, and chatted about nothing in particular as the sun sank toward the sea. Just before the sun slipped over the horizon, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes!

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (10)RS

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (9)RS

We were both super excited and totally giddy about our engagement, we went to the hotel restaurant and celebrated with some champagne.

Chris and Rachel Marriage Proposal (8)RS

Photos by Photos from the Harty