Sierra & Matt’s Proposal Story

Posted By: Sierra


Today marks exactly ONE YEAR from Matthew and I’s wedding date so I figured it would be a fun time to share our proposal story!

Matt and I love to go on random “adventures.” It was my first weekend off in 6 weeks so we knew we wanted to do something fun! In my normal trip-planning fashion, I went online Thursday to find a campsite at a state park for Friday. Luckily we got the last open spot a Blue Springs State Park! Here’s a little peek at our home base…and the beautiful sunrise (which I only saw because the morning after the proposal I was SO DARN EXCITED I couldn’t sleep!)

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And here is a shot of our friend “Fred” who only liked us for our coolers. IMG_5382PIN It!IMAGE

On Saturday we headed out to kayak the St. Johns River! Matthew was especially antsy. He kept insisting that we paddle up-stream to find a place to stop on the bank and have lunch. Of course I kept saying “I want to go swim in the spring,” and he would say “let’s just find a spot first!” Nooow I know why he was so adamant! :)


After eating a couple PB&J’s on the river bank (so romantic, I know) Matthew started talking about how awesome the last 2 years had been. Before I knew it he was down on one knee asking me to make sure these adventures last forever! At that point I am pretty sure I stopped breathing.

riverside proposal storyPIN It!IMAGE

The above photo was a re-do since it was just us! That’s what happens when you propose to a photographer :P So thankful I had the Gopro for this trip! I really loved that it was just the two of us. We were able to just hang out and soak it all in. It was truly an out of body experience and a level of happiness I have never experienced. Matthew wanted to mark “our spot” so he carved this artwork into a tree.

IMG_5437PIN It!IMAGEI didn’t know this until AFTER of course, but Matthew had my engagement ring made. My style is a little out of the ordinary, in his words: “you’re not normal, and all the rings were just…normal.” I’ll take that as a compliment, I think. Sooo Matt and Majestic Jewelers came up with this engraved beauty! I’m not sure I’ve stopped staring at it since. :)

Oval Engagement RingPIN It!IMAGE

He had it for months waiting for the perfect time. Being the talented carpenter he is, hand made that cedar box. I cannot adequately describe how much I adore everything about it and my sweet FIANCÉ!

Underwater proposalPIN It!IMAGE

On 12/10/16 I get to marry my person. I’m not super mooshy, but I have to say I am VERY LUCKY. I’m not quite sure how Matthew puts up with my all-over-the-place brain, or my crazy work schedule – but he does, and with a big ole’ smile! He is patient, thoughtful, hard working, kind, and an incredible man of God. I am so thankful I get to do this crazy thing called life with him.

  • Ashley Koppel - Love this! And I love your ring!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Coffey - Love you both. This will be a marriage made in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Martinez-Mc Mullen - You deserve all of this and more. You are a gem! Miss your face.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Cochran Marincov - You are both truly blessed! This makes my heart so happy. ♡ReplyCancel

  • Annette Trussell - Congratulation! What a great story! So happy for youReplyCancel

  • Joan Mahnken Faulkner - Congratulations!!! Enjoy every momentReplyCancel

  • Jessica Torrence-Silva - I’m so happy for you two! I really think you are a perfect pair!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica L. Miller - Awesome, thanks for sharing your moment, I love you sweet girl!ReplyCancel