Nat and I met coaching middle school girls volleyball in the school district where we both taught. We were opposing coaches and, of course, my team won. In true middle school fashion, the referee, who was a good friend of mine, asked for his phone number. She told him it was for one of the coaches. He didn’t know which coach was getting his phone number, but he was hoping it was me. Our first date was two days later and we have been together ever since.
Nat hatched his proposal plan with a good friend who owns The Denver Beer Company, a local brewery. The DBC was tapping a milk stout, my favorite, the Friday before my birthday. Nat mentioned it to me and we decided to go. A friend was supposed to pick me up but she was running late. I called Nat to tell him and he immediately dispatched his brother, Alex, to pick me up, which was odd, but I didn’t think too much about it. Alex and I finally arrived and before I could even sit down, the owner asked if I would help. I had the duty of pulling off the sign covering up the beer’s name on the menu board. Again, I thought this was odd, but I willingly participated. Nat quieted everyone down and, with the entire brewery watching me, I proceeded to stand up on a chair to pull off the sign. I realized something was up by the shocked looks on the patrons’s faces. I turned to Nat and noticed he was down on one knee. Then I looked at the beer sign. It read: “Sarah, say yes”. I looked back to Nat and said “YES.” The whole place erupted in applause as we kissed. I couldn’t have been more surprised and I couldn’t have asked for a more memorable proposal.
The next day, Nat took me to Williams Jewelers to pick out a ring. We both fell in love with the same one as well as more in love with each other. We haven’t started officially planning the wedding but we will surely be back to Williams to choose our wedding bands as we has such a wonderful experience picking out my beautiful engagement ring!