Rebekah and Taylor
How We Met
We met at a bar called Little Woodrow’s in Houston, Texas during their popular Thursday night turtle races. What is a turtle race you ask? They place several turtles with racing numbers painted on their shells on the ground with a plastic tub placed face down over them. When the race starts, they lift the tub and the turtles make a run for it. The first turtle to make it outside of the painted circle on the ground wins! It’s a riot and always a good time. We were both new to Houston, and he approached me to ask how the whole thing worked.
I convinced him to bet on the tiniest turtle in the ring, and he won! Taylor asked what I was doing in Houston. I replied that I was a student and he responded the same. I followed up by asking which school, to which he replied “graduate school.” I said I was also in graduate school, so he pressed, “what kind of graduate school?” “Law.” “Medicine.” We joked that it was nice meeting each other, but we would probably never see each other again since we would both be so busy. On the contrary, Taylor asked for my number, and the rest is history.
How He Asked
We both graduated the week before he proposed – he from med school and I from law school. He joined my family and me on our vacation to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate graduation. I had just surprised Taylor at his graduation, which was the same day as mine, an hour apart, and in a different city, so I thought I was the one with all the secrets.
Further, he had me convinced that he planned to ask my dad’s permission in Cabo during a tequila tasting. Little did I know, Taylor asked my dad months prior and had the ring box tucked away in his cowboy boot the whole way to Mexico. The night he asked, he led me to a rooftop viewpoint at the resort to watch the sunset.
On the roof, there was a table set for two overlooking the breathtaking expanse of the ocean. A violinist seemed to appear out of nowhere and start playing Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” Taylor dropped to one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
After we had a moment together, my family came up to congratulate us on the engagement. Then, the two of us enjoyed a special five course meal handpicked by him, and toasted to our future together.
The whole thing was captured by a fabulous local photographer who was as talented as he was fun during the shoot. Our picture-perfect evening was meticulously planned, flawlessly executed, and, amazingly, a complete surprise! I said yes and solemnly swore to never sue doctors.
Our hashtag is #taylormadeforbekah and our wedding date is May 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas – That’s 5/12 in the (512)!! It also happens to be my (the bride’s) parents’ 30th anniversary!