Mackenzie & Eric | Engagement Session | Konza Prairie
Meet Mackenzie & Eric! They are preparing for their upcoming wedding day, and they couldn’t be more giddy or in love! Eric’s proposal was one of a kind! If it reflects on the type of husband he will be to Mackenzie, I think their marriage is going to be amazing and full of wonderful surprises.
How did you meet?
We met online, actually. Sounds weird, but I think it is becoming more popular as time goes on. We both went to K-State at the same time, but somehow never met during college. After graduating college, he had moved to a town about an hour away from Manhattan. I was still in Manhattan, working full time and had just graduated college when we met online in June of 2014. We chatted for a few weeks, and then he asked me to go grab a drink with him in Aggieville. I had been on some bad online dates, but this one was very different. We met up at Kite’s, talked for a few hours and decided we really enjoyed each other’s company. He asked me if I wanted to hang out again, and I told him I’d love to. We continued dating after that and the rest is history. :)
Eric has an Ag background and is really into collecting toy tractors. He enjoys going to toy shows and building or refurbishing his own toys. I came from a farming background so, although I am not quite as knowledgeable on things as him, I can appreciate his hobby. He had been re-doing this toy tractor he had to look like his Grandpa’s real tractor for a month or so before we got engaged. He worked on it a lot, and I had no clue why he was pushing so hard to get it done. He asked me toward the beginning of January if I wanted to come home with him to his parent’s house for the weekend because his mom wanted family pictures and wanted me in them. I agreed to go.
We got all ready and were taking pictures outside that Saturday. It was about 20 degrees out since it was January 9th so we were all cold. He had a hay bale all set up so we stood by it. He asked me to run downstairs and get the toy tractor that he had been re-doing the past few weeks. He told me to be careful with the muffler. I told him I would be careful with it, but I had no clue what the muffler was. When I got downstairs, the tractor was on the bed with the ring hanging off of it. I took it back upstairs and walked outside with a cheesy, excited grin on my face to find him standing with a sign he made that said “Will you marry me?” Then he got down on one knee and asked, and, of course, I said yes! His mom, dad and brother were there taking pictures of the whole thing. It was the perfect proposal and very much us.
What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day?
I think the thing we are looking forward to most about our wedding is just celebrating our big day and kicking off our life together with our family and friends by our side. We’re also just excited to see it all come together. After planning for about 10 months or so, we will be happy to see it put together and enjoy all of our hard work. I’m pretty excited about the food and drinks, but that’s because I love food. Eric can vouch for me on that. :)
What are you looking forward to most in your marriage?
I asked Eric what he is most excited about as far as being married to me, and he said “Having a partner in crime!” I think I would have to say the same thing. We are both excited to live life together and see what God has in store for us. We can’t wait for the crazy adventures along with the trials that will, of course, come. We are looking forward to October and starting our lives together as husband and wife!
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