How did you two meet? Wayne and I have known each other for Over 20 years through family connections. We would often walk our dogs together.
What is your favorite part about one another? A man that can love his dog can love a woman:) He is kind to both friend and stranger, never asks for anything in return. We have the same love language and know each other’s wants and needs. We were friends first…everything else just comes naturally.
Can you tell me in your own words how he proposed? He often told me I wouldn’t see it coming. He texted me about coming up to the mountain house on Friday as I often do, and asked if hotdogs would be ok? I of course said yes and made the one hour journey up the mountain after work. The property has a one mile dirt driveway behind a locked gate. I entered the drive way and locked the gate behind me…it was still daylight. About a quarter of a mile up the drive, there was a hand-painted sign hanging above the road that simply said “Christy.” I thought to myself…how sweet, he wanted me to feel welcomed. As I continued to drive, I came upon a second sign that said, “will you.” At this point I started to tear up as I realized this was the moment! Around the next bend another sign read, “be my wife.”…then further…”for life”…still further…”and married.”
I stopped the car. It dawned on me that I was being proposed to…and I was all by myself! As I came around the last bend in the road before the house, Wayne was standing there with a sign in his hands that simply said “ME?”. I ran from the car into his arms repeating the word “YES! YES! YES!” We were both crying with tears of joy. Best day of my life!
And we did have hot dogs for dinner!
Why did you choose to Elope? This was a private moment for the two of us. Just two people, best friends, in love and so ready to commit to each other.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? It’s the simple things in life. He brought me to this mountain almost two years ago and asked me if I thought I could live here. He proposed to me on this mountain and we wanted to be married on ‘Our Mountain.”
We often say to each other…More today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow. THIS IS DAY ONE OF THE REST OF OUR LIVES!