I met Mikaela a few years ago and fell in love with her immediately. She is full of spirit, personality and generosity, and I am SO excited to have the opportunity to plan and execute her wedding for her in January!! Here's Mikaela and Dylan's love story in her own words:
How we met: Throughout both of our high school years we knew of each other but we talked. I saw him play a few baseball games and I thought to myself, "Wow he's really good, and very good looking", but that was all. A few years went by and it was the summer before my senior year. I was definitely not looking for anyone to settle down with, or even a relationship for that matter. Late one night I received a message on Instagram... It was from Dylan and he wanted to know if he could have my number... Obviously it was a yes! Haha. We began to text and talk over the next few days on the phone. On our first date I knew there was something so special about Dylan. It has been a little over a year and a half and I couldn't ask for anyone better. He is my rock, my best friend, and my soulmate. I am forever grateful God chose him to be my husband!
How he proposed:
After my graduation my best friend and I had a big get together at my Papaws Pavilion. I thought all of my family and friends were there to celebrate my graduation. (Little did I know what was about to happen) There were a lot of people there and I'm a people person so of course I wanted to talk to everyone there and thank them for coming. Dylan kept trying to get me to go outside but I kept telling him to just hold on. Finally, he grabbed my hand and said, "come outside I have your present in my car." I had told him earlier that week that I wanted a Ronaldo for a graduation gift, so I was hoping that is what I was going to open! I believe what I got was a little better though! Haha. We began to walk outside towards his car. We get to the gazebo out on by the pond and he says "come on your gift is out here." I never thought anything about it because he is always doing something sweet, so I figured it was something like that. We got to the end of the gazebo. I looked around, he had pictures of me and him strung all around the gazebo. Everything was decorated so beautiful. (This is when I somewhat begin to figure out what is happening). He then takes my hands and begins to try to talk to me ,but we are both so overwhelmed with joyful tears! We stood there for almost a straight minute and then I said, "Well are you going to ask me or not"? We both laughed. Then he began to tell me how much I meant to him and that no matter what he will always love me and cherish me. He then got down on one knee, pulled out the most gorgeous ring I had ever seen and asked me to marry him. When I said yes lights lit up the gazebo. I heard everyone start clapping and screaming with excitement as they began to take off running toward us. I was in complete shock and so excited! I couldn't believe that Dylan had pulled something this incredible and beautiful off. Of course with the help of some great friends! Now we are less than 4 months away from our big day and I cannot wait to start this journey with my best friend!