|I love that this moment was captured!|
Planning started weeks in advance and was supposed to be a birthday celebration for my brother Cole and Caitlyn who happen to have their birthdays 2 days apart. Little did Caitlyn know that her life would be changed forever.
I was able to get both families together and we all met 2 hours before the game to walk
around the Inner Harbor. I was able to get Caitlyn's Mom, brother and aunt to come as well as my parents, my sister, & my brother. As we came back to where we started, my mom asked Caitlyn to get pictures taken in front of the water fountains like we had done multiple times before. The fountains have always been our spot since our first date, our first kiss, and multiple other anniversary date nights that followed. Caitlyn says "we dont need to get our picture taken, we have plenty of them already".
I thought the plan had been ruined! But, luckily I was able to persuade her to go take a picture. As we stood in front of the fountains, Caitlyn looks up and says "Why do 8 people have their cameras out?" I played it off but thought she might know something was up.
As we walked up the steps, under the falls, my hands were shaking, palms were sweaty but we made it to our spot. The picture you see here is "our spot." I gave her a huge hug, told her I loved her, and this is where she finally knew what was happening. My entire body was shaking at this point. I got down on one knee and popped the question.
She gave me an immediate "YES!" and that was it...
She finally realized why there were 8 people taking pictures, why all the family members were there, why everyone had been acting weird, and why my body was shaking. As I put on the ring, one of the biggest smiles I've ever seen, fell across her face, and I was happy.
I will remember this day for the rest of my life, and now you will too.
Love you Caitlyn.