Villa Antonia, Austin, Texas
They met at Oklahoma State’s Camp Cowboy where they were both camp counselors. At Sarah’s very first camp, she met a boy named Reilee. Little did she know this meeting would change her life.
Their friendship blossomed. “One of my funniest memories of our budding relationship was a night when he asked if he could kiss me. I said no. Looking back now, it makes me laugh, but at the time I could tell he was mortified. Several months following, our friendship had grown stronger and I knew I had a crush on him. Knowing that he thought I had friend-zoned him after the whole kiss incident, I knew I would have to make the first move. On our Labor Day holiday, we went to see a drive in movie, and following, I proposed to him with a ring pop… to be my boyfriend of course.”
Reilee’s proposal took place at a park. He hired a photographer who pretended to be taking pictures of her kids. “We set up the picnic, but instead of food I pulled a book out of the basket. I read a short story I had written for her, and at the end asked her to marry me and I pulled out the ring” says the groom. Of course she said yes, and that evening Sarah’s friends surprised her with an engagement party.
“And if you all might be wondering, it wasn’t with a
ring pop this time,” says Sarah happily.