Yes to the YES.
And y’all? It’s EVERYTHING. Love notes! Nails done! Boat rides! Floating lanterns! Flower petals! Waffles! The ring! Hiding families!
Gah! They’re so in love. And we’re so in love with them.
Here’s the story in Meg’s words … (P.S. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see the amazing video of the proposal!)
“Travis and I met about two years ago through some mutual friends. Instantly I had a huge crush on him, but nothing came of it until the summer of 2018. Over that summer, we started talking while he was home in Idaho. We bonded over Rice Krispie treats, and we made plans to make them together one day. School started, and I anticipated him asking me out. I waited and waited, but he never asked!
The end of September rolled around and he finally asked me out! On Sept. 29, 2018, we went on our first date. We put lanterns together, colored on them and sent them off onto Utah lake! After, we decided to go to Waffle Love (our fave place to go now!). While on the date, my brain was racing with all the dating tips my sisters had given me. Ha! Clearly they worked because while we were on the date, he asked me on a second date to go on a canyon drive the next day. From there on out, we went on a date, studied together, or hung out almost every day. Right away I knew Travis had a big heart. I was drawn to his kindness and the way he treated me. No one has ever made me feel the way he does. He is perfect. (I love you Trav!!) We have an endless amount of fun memories together and I can’t wait to create more with him for the rest of our lives.
The week of the proposal, I had this nagging feeling that he was going to propose on Friday. I didn’t have any reason to think that. I just knew! Friday rolled around, and my heart sank. I had a competition with my dancers and would be busy all day. There was no way he was going to propose. At the end of the competition, my friend Shaundee asked me to help her grab a few things from her car. As we walked, I told her how sad I was that it wasn’t going to happen today. She stopped me as we got outside and said, ‘Hey so.. actually…..’ and handed me my first envelope. I WAS DYING! So caught off guard and sooo happy! In that moment I knew exactly what was happening.
Inside the first envelope were two pieces of paper.
The first one said, “The Adventures of Meg & Travis From September 29th 2018 to…” and had a collage of some of the pictures we have together! The other note said that my driver would pick me up at 4:15 and we would be getting our nails done with a few people I might know.
My sister, Amy, picked me up and we went to get our nails done with our two other sisters and my mom. We had the best time! I’ve never seen my sisters so happy and excited for me. They adore Travis!
After our nails were complete, my mom handed me the next note, a Rachel Parcell Collection dress, and beautiful earrings. The note had instructions to stop at Waffle Love, and then drive to his sister Kara’s home where I would get ready.
Travis’s mom, brother-in-law, and nephews were there to greet me and give me my shoes to complete my outfit. Amy helped me get all ready to go, and then his mom handed me the final note!
We headed to the Sequoias venue where Travis was waiting for me. As I walked up to him, I had a million butterflies. Seeing him standing there with a beautiful bouquet of pink garden roses, smiling, made me the happiest girl in the world. From there, he led me down the path to a dock filled with candles and flower petals. He helped me into the boat and we headed for the center of the pond. While on the boat, we re-created our first date. We drew on paper lanterns and floated them into the water. (I was supposed to bring the Waffle Love with me, but I was so excited to see him I totally left it in the car!) We talked about our first date, how much we love each other and how excited we are for our future together. It was so sweet and thoughtful. Everything was perfect. HE IS PERFECT! We then went back to the dock, carefully stepped off the boat, and hugged each other. He told me how much he loves me, got down on one knee and said, ‘Megan Leigh Skalla, will you marry me?’ Easiest decision I have ever made. I said yes! I’ve never been so happy and felt so complete.
Our family then came out to congratulate us (they watched the whole thing from inside!). We took some photos and went to my sister Rachel’s home for dinner with both of our families. It was so special to have the people we love most there to celebrate with us. It was the perfect ending to an amazing night. Travis created a proposal I will never forget. It was more than anything I have ever dreamed of! He is the man I have been waiting for, and he makes me so happy. I LOVE YOU TRAVIS!”
And here’s what Travis had to say:
“Throughout the day, everyone kept asking me if I was nervous, but I wasn’t! I was just enjoying it the whole time. Her sisters, my family, and others all pitched in with different ideas and helped out! It was super fun to plan it all and create a moment I knew would make Meg really happy. That was what was most important to me. My jaw started hurting because I couldn’t stop smiling all day long! Our moment was perfect. I love you so much, Meg!”
Photography Kara Inzunza Photography
Videography Claire Anderson
Venue Sequoias (a #UVBvendor!)
Ring J. Brooks Jewelers