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A Long's Proposal Story: Katelyn & Connor


We're totally in love with our latest destination proposal story, this time set in Iceland! Read on to see how Connor surprised Katelyn with the most romantic proposal under a waterfall on their adventurous vacation. On behalf of the entire Long's team, congratulations and best of luck.

How did the two of you meet?

"We met online! On a notorious dating site, that starts with a "T" which is typically associated with "hook-ups" but luckily we were both looking for something more. After our first awkward date, we couldn't get enough of each other and things progressed quite quickly."

connor-katelyn.jpgHow did you propose?

"After our first vacation together in Costa Rica, I knew our next trip would be the one that I'd propose. Once we settled on Iceland, I had to decide between proposing under the Northern Lights or beneath a waterfall. Since I wanted a photo of the moment, I leaned towards the waterfall because I figured catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is minimal and she wouldn't be able to see the ring at night.

The day started early, 5:00 am Iceland time. We got ready for the day, packed and had some breakfast before leaving our apartment on the way towards our next Airbnb stay. I told Kate that we could check into our next place early and it would be at least a two and a half hour drive, when in reality, I wanted to be the first people at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall so that we could have it to ourselves. She had no idea and we were able to leave right around 6:00 am. Trying to time it with the late rising sun in February, I drove slowly while unsuspectingly Kate was in and out of sleep with aching pain in her legs, which I attempted to subside with multi-tasking massage. We arrived at the waterfall around 8:00 am. Luckily throughout the first three days of our vacation we had used plenty of self timer photos so when I set up the tripod she thought nothing of it. I took a couple shots to make sure everything was how I wanted and then I jumped into the frame, dropped down on one knee and proposed!"

Tell us about the engagement ring!

"With plenty of hints I decided on the gold band halo design, with diamonds around the band itself which was designed by Michael M."