Rachel and Dean

How We Met: I first met Rachel 3 years ago at our Church. I finished work late and wanted to get to a meeting that was being held at Church and found everyone clumped together in small groups after the talk. Instantly I saw this new girl with blonde hair and straight away knew that she was something special. I know the whole “love at first sight” thing is cliche, but honestly, that’s what was going through my head. I finally got the courage to go over and introduce myself and said “Hey I’m Dean”. She told me her name and all I could think was she’s beautiful, I was so nervous I forgot her name about 20 seconds later. Fast forward two weeks and we had been talking every day and it was just one of those things where it just…clicked. Since then, there have been three things that I love most about Rachel.
1. She has the biggest heart.

2. She can know you for 3 seconds and immediately she cares about you.

3. She’s incredibly gorgeous, the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met and she tells the best dad jokes (usually before I can).

How He Asked: When I asked Rachel if she wanted to go for a stroll along the beach she said yes. I knew I was going to propose that day and I guess I was acting pretty strange, so she knew something was slightly off and thought I was acting ‘hangry’, a cross of grumpy and hungry. We walked along the beach and suddenly a group of her friends and family jumped out from behind the dunes playing her favorite song by Jason Mraz.

Dean and Rachel - Banner held by friends and family Dean and Rachel - Beach Dean and Rachel - Don't turn around yet! Dean and Rachel - Down on a knee

She was blown away and really surprised but I kept moving her along the beach making sure her back was to the biggest surprise. A huge banner written across a bunch of bed sheets saying “Will You Marry Me?” held by both our families. That’s when it really sunk in. I couldn’t believe it was all going to plan but I was more concerned about Rachel. I got down on one knee in the sand, looking up at her and asked, “Rachel, will you marry me?” I waited for what felt like the longest time as she took it all in, a huge smile slowly spread across her lips and tearily she said yes. I had been waiting for this moment since the day I met her, I love her so much and couldn’t believe I got to walk her down the isle.

Dean and Rachel - It all worked out - Thumbs up! Dean and Rachel - Kiss and banner Dean and Rachel - She said yes Dean and Rachel - Suprise

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