Two years ago, Patrick gave Kacie a necklace that had coordinates inscribed into the metal. He told her that the numbers would mean something one day, and to not look it up. Kacie took Patrick at his word, and let the numbers continue to be a mystery as she wore that necklace habitually.
Two years later, Patrick and Kacie went on a 3-hour hike through treacherous snowmelt to reach Sky Pond. Patrick got down on one knee and asked Kacie to marry him. The secret of the coordinates was revealed.
Patrick reached out to me about one month prior to our proposal hike excursion. He told me all about how him and Kacie met, and he shared with me the story of the necklace and how the proposal had to be at sky pond. We scouted out Sky Pond on alltrails.com, we coordinated hiking start times, and we discussed when and how the moment would happen.
After the proposal, we continued on with Patrick and Kacie’s morning with a group hike back to the trailhead parking lot. It was so fun to get to know Patrick and Kacie together as a couple, and the conversation flowed for the entirety of the three-hour hike from Sky Pond to the parking lot.
Capturing a proposal is so special because that moment marks the beginning of the wedding journey. Whether or not you elope or have a 300+ person wedding, there is still a period of time that exists between deciding to pursue marriage and actually getting married. That period, referred to as engagement, is something to truly celebrate!
Patrick and Kacie, thank you for letting me be a part of the beginning of your engagement journey. I loved hearing your story, and I cannot wait to see where else your story leads.