Kayla and Erik met online ("We both swiped right!") but quickly after meeting realized they had been passing each other in the world for years!
"We went to the same college at the same time (Go Beavs!) both moved back up to Portland around the same time (where we lived 5 blocks away from one another), and I even attended a wedding that his grandparents were also at 6 months before our first date."
Sometimes it takes a little nudge to get on track with something that the universe was working towards all along and online dating did just that for Kayla and Erik! So, when it came time for Erik to propose he knew it had to be done in an epic way.
"We’re big fans of an indie ukulele artist, Julia Nunes, who mostly tours doing living room shows. In March 2018 she came to Portland and we went to see her."
Erik thought this would be the perfect time to pop the question, so he went to work organizing the perfect surprise proposal with the help of their favorite artist!
"The song that she closes out her shows with, Makeout, is one of our songs. Prior to the show, Erik contacted Julia and asked for her help with the proposal. She excitedly agreed and told Erik that she would call him up prior to playing the last song. The end of the show came, she played the song, and actually started to leave the room before Erik jumped up, asked everyone to stay seated (at this point, Julia realized she forgot and said, 'GO FOR IT!' as she jumped on top of a table), then he made this beautiful speech about us and how he wanted to spend his life with me, then he asked me to stand up."
"I was shaking/crying, he got down on one knee, asked me to marry him, I said yes, and everyone applauded. It was beautiful."