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HowTheyAsked Platinum Proposal: Taylor and Jens

Taylor and Jens
How We Met

Jens and I have known each other since junior high; we lived in the same town and rode the bus together. I thought he was a bit loud and obnoxious, but still cute. Following 8th grade, he switched schools. Fast-forward to after high school graduation, we reconnected again and went on a date to a drive-in movie. Needless to say, it was love at (second) sight, and we’ve been together ever since.

How They Asked

Jens knows that fall is my all-time favorite season, and that if I could have it all year round, I would. We’re moving from Illinois to Florida this winter, so he kept saying he wanted to make my last fall season in Illinois extra special! This meant pumpkin carving, spooky movies and fall activities all month long. The last weekend of October, he suggested we go to a new orchard we’d never been to before; I was all for it, obviously! We arrived at Jonamic Orchard around 1 p.m. and wandered around exploring and checking out the orchard’s bakery (and getting ourselves some apple cider doughnuts), before heading to the wine and cider house. We tasted some fall-flavored wine, which was delicious!

The wine tasting was followed by a corn maze and then some lunch. To end the day, he suggested we take a walk through the apple orchard. We walked through the lines of trees, talking about the upcoming move to a different state, and what an adventure it was going to be. We reached the end of the tree line, and he told me how much he loved me and that he couldn’t imagine life without me. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone with a camera, but nothing else mattered because my best friend was down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said “YES!” And became the happiest person in the universe at that moment.

Taylor and Jens

 

Special Thanks

PHOTOGRAPHER: McKenzie Bigliazzi

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Stacy (Tasman) Stahl is the founder of HowTheyAsked.com– the digital destination for all things marriage proposal. How He Asked, acquired by XO Group, Inc. in September 2016 to allow The Knot to better serve its audience even earlier in the wedding planning journey, provides a platform for couples to share their engagement stories and has built a community of love-obsessed readers by sharing the best ones on their website and social media channels. With a library of 10,000+ proposals, the site also provides education, inspiration, and tools to help soon-to-be proposers plan their own life-changing moment. Stacy is now an expert in the pre-engaged world, and you can follow along with @HowTheyAsked's half a million Instagram followers.

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