Chris + Taylor Proposal | Army vs Navy Tailgate
During college, Catherine and I were involved in the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). It was through our involvement in that, that we were lucky enough to meet Chris! In 2014, while Chris was on Catherine's THON committee, he befriended Logan who introduced him to her roommate, Taylor.
While planning, Chris would often call us from his car. Since he and Taylor live together, he would chill in his driveway for quite some time on the phone with us, and tell Taylor, "It was work". Once, while Chris was sharing his proposal plans during a three-way call with Catherine and me, the call suddenly dropped. Catherine and I were left on the phone, saying "Chris, hello? Are you there?". We stayed on the call, when we eventually heard Chris' voice again. "Hey guys, is it you? Sorry, my boss called and I guess I answered. I accidentally shared my proposal plans with him. He said he thinks it sounds great and said congratulations!" LOL! After we regained our composure, we asked Chis to once again share his plans with us.
Chris would propose to Taylor at the Army vs Navy football game in Philadelphia. After proposing, Chris would have Taylor's friends and family surprise her at the tailgate! After that, we would take some group pictures, and Chris and Taylor's mom would surprise her with one last thing. Something you should know, is that Taylor drove the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile for a year after she graduated from Penn State.
THE DAY OF
Taylor was under the impression that a few friends from Philly would be stopping by their tailgate before the game. What she didn't know was that we were with her Philly friends and all of her friends and family from out of town planning out the big surprise!
While Catherine and I were going over the plan with Logan and Jenna (bottom middle photo) Taylor sent the top photo, of a view of the parking lot from their tailgate. Jenna opened the text and screamed! Not knowing what made her scream, Logan, Catherine and I ducked down! Jenna turned her phone and said "WE'RE RIGHT NEXT TO THEM!" Unbeknownst to Taylor, we were IN the photo she took and sent (that yellow circle is us!).
Jenna sent a text back to Taylor saying they'd stop by the tailgate later and we all started organizing the crew of families and friends hidden behind cars! To see just how hidden we were behind cars and in the middle of strangers tailgates, check the video!!!
As the parking lot started to fill up, Chris came to meet us and we went over his cue! He was to hug Taylor and spin her into place and as soon as he popped the question, family and friends would fill in behind her!
Just when she thought she couldn't be more shocked, Chris turned her around...
Her excitement seeing her family and friends was so sweet!
Taylor was lovin' showing off her new hardware to her grandparents!
Taylor's friends came ready with champagne to pop and "she said YAAAS" cups!
Did you think Taylor was done being surprised?
We had the whole crew distracted taking photos while Taylor's mother snuck away...