Steph and Kyle

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Chicago Botanic Gardens

How We Met

Kyle and I went to the same high school but didn’t really know each other until senior year. I convinced him to ask me to prom since we both didn’t have dates, and I’m so glad I did. We dated for a whopping 3 months before he left for Harvard and I stayed in Illinois for college. The next four years were the most challenging but rewarding years of our relationship.

Where to Propose in Chicago Botanic Gardens

How He Asked

Kyle asked me to prom with a scavenger hunt through school where I collected roses from teachers. He was waiting at my locker with the final rose and a puzzle that spelled out “Will you go to prom with me”. For our engagement we went to the botanic gardens (one of our first real dates) and he had put together another puzzle for me. In different locations and with riddles about our last 8 years together I gathered letters. It all lead to the rose garden where those letters spelled out “Will you marry me”. There was a photographer to take our picture, lunch with our families afterwards and even all our friends at our house that night to celebrate. It was the best day.

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