Nate proposed on March 14, 2014 - exactly three years from their first date, which he completely recreated. They enjoyed dinner together, strolled by the water at sunset, and ended up at a coffee shop where Nate pulled out a small locked bag. He gifted a key for Valentine's Day a month prior and instructed her to always carry it. Jessica used the key to undo the lock, which had inscribed "to unlock true love you need a key". Nate presented the perfect ring and proposed to her in the same place where they shared their first kiss.


Proposal stories are swell, but the happy couple believe that what is more important is not the how - but the why.