Where did you meet?
We met at a rugby tournament in summer 2015.
Please describe the proposal.
For our 4-year anniversary we planned to visit the beautiful state park called Cloudland Canyon in Rising Fawn, GA. We almost didn't go on the big day, as the forecast called for rain. I'm so glad we did though, as the weather held out and it turned out perfectly! Soon after arriving, we passed by a breathtaking vista of the canyons below, and I decided to pop the question. I had to stall for a minute to let a family amble by. Claire, however, was completely unaware of my plans and insisted that we keep hiking! Finally, the family moved on, and we had the place to ourselves. Claire was standing next to the ledge—in perfect position—waiting for a photo she thought was to come. I walked up to her, with box in hand, and said, "I have a very important question to ask you." Claire finally realized what was happening and was moved to tears of joy. She gladly said yes! All the sudden, she was more than happy to delay the hike to pose for pictures and celebrate.
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
Continued our hike through the wilderness, and later had a celebratory dinner in downtown Chattanooga, TN.
Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?
We have no idea and are a bit overwhelmed (in a good way). Working on it!
What is something you and your fiancé like to do together?
We love to explore new places, events, and experiences together.
Will you be taking a honeymoon? If so, where and why did you pick that destination?
Yes, but the destination is undecided. Perhaps a classic trip to Europe, or an adventurous destination like Patagonia, Chile.
What is a fun fact about you as a couple?
Turns out, long before we officially met, Claire and I played rugby against each other in college. We have old pictures of us tackling each other!