[Ryan + Ashley | Engagement]
HOW THEY MET:
The two now fiancés met in September 2016 in South Bend, IN. Ryan was out with friends at a bar when he spotted Ashley walk in with her sister and a group of friends. He felt compelled to talk to her, thinking she was the most beautiful gal in the whole place. They ended up sitting down at a table and talked the whole night. Ryan asked Ashley for her phone number which she obliged and when walking away in disbelief that he had this awesome girl’s number, he went back to Ashely to double check it was right. It wasn’t entered correctly, missing one number. Good catch, for Ryan. He had Ashley correct it—so he thought.
THE LUCKIEST GUESS:
The next day, Ryan texted “Ashley” and never heard back. He remembered to look at the number and noticed it was still missing a number from the sequence. She hadn’t corrected it like he thought the night previously. He took a guess and filled in the number, hit send. He received a response from Ashley immediately and asked her on their first date.
THE FIRST DATE:
Ryan took Ashley to Bonefish Grill in Mishawaka, IN. The dinner date went so well, but he didn’t want the night to end so soon. He asked her to take a stroll around the Mishawaka River.
After getting home that evening, Ryan reflected on the date. He knew then, Ashley was “The One.” He decided to send her flowers at work the next day.
Fast forward two years and eighteen days. Ryan told Ashley for their second anniversary, he wanted to recreate their first date. He wanted to capture this special moment for them in a creative and sentimental way. Ryan piloted a drone to do just that. When Ashley asked any questions about the drone, he simple replied he wanted to, “have footage for their wedding one day.” All the while, Ryan had the ring hidden in the drone bag! On October 13th, 2018 Ryan asked Ashley to be his wife and #shesaidyes !
Here’s Ryan’s captured drone video :
Couple: Ryan Guilliam + Ashley French
Proposal date + location: October 13, 2018 | Mishawaka, IN
Drone footage: captured and edited by Ryan Guilliam
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