Kelly & Michael in Colorado Springs, CO
Michael pulled off a heartwarming proposal in a cold situation. He and his girlfriend of three years, Kelly, who met at a mutual friend’s engagement party, were spending New Year’s Eve at Kelly’s parents’ home in Westcliffe.
The Bride Kelly Knoth, 25, interior designer
The Groom Michael Christensen, 27, broker
The Date September 5
Even though it was snowing heavily -- and only ten degrees outside -- the couple decided to go skiing. Halfway through, Michael pulled off to the side of the hill; Kelly caught up to see what was happening. By the time she got to him, Michael had unsnapped his skis and had a huge smile on his face. "He hugged me and told me he loved me more than anything in the world and couldn’t imagine what life would be like without me." Then Michael pulled out the ring, got down on one knee (in two feet of snow!) and asked Kelly to be his wife. The couple planned their outdoor, green-and-white wedding over the next eight months with help from the notebook of wedding ideas Kelly had been filling for years.
- Carrie Chambers