This month's Engagement Story is about a couple who has been together since high school, and has only grown to love each other more every day since then. With their wedding coming up in May, they are about to celebrate their love story in the most beautiful way possible. Everyone: meet Abby and Tyler!
How They Met
It all started in physics class their junior year of high school. Abby thought Tyler was a good-lookin' baseball boy, and Tyler thought Abby was a cute girl who needed help on physics homework (she didn't ;) ). They went to see Taken at the movies - Tyler drove his mom's mini van. They clicked immediately, and got in trouble for talking during the previews (they didn't even notice they had started). The rest is history!
After so many years together, Abby and Tyler both knew that a proposal was fast approaching; it was simply a matter of time. But, Tyler was determined to make the moment a surprise, no matter how difficult that was going to be. At this point, Abby was suspicious that any special moment could lead to a proposal, so Tyler had to get creative. He enlisted the help of Abby's roommate - she was in on the plan for months and was a crucial accomplice.
One Saturday in October, she invited Abby to go with her to Arrington Vineyards to spend the afternoon with some "girlfriends." Little did she know, something much different had been planned. When they arrived, Abby's roommate led her to a secluded part of the vineyard where her "friends" were already waiting for them. Instead, Abby discovered Tyler waiting for her at a picnic table he had set up with a tablecloth and vases of red roses. He got down on one knee as she approached, and the surprise proposal was a complete success!
But the surprises didn't stop there. Tyler and Abby enjoyed a glass of wine at the vineyard and then headed back to his place. Abby had no idea that Tyler had also gotten several of their friends to drive hours to celebrate the big day, and they were waiting at his apartment when Abby and Tyler arrived. The next morning, both of their parents were waiting for them at a restaurant to surprise Abby at breakfast. The proposal was certainly one for the books.
Today, Tyler and Abby have grown to know so much about each other and a lot has changed. But, some things still remain the same - they're the best of buds, talk about pretty much everything, and still know Harry Potter Trivia like the back of their hands. They are thrilled to continue taking on life together, and can't wait to see what this new chapter of life has in store for them.
Congrats to Tyler and Abby on your upcoming wedding! I am so excited to get to be part of your special day!
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