David & Kaopua

How did you two meet?
Online dating App! She was in MN at the same and I was in NC. Even though our filter was set to only show people in a 25 mi radius, we somehow matched and quickly realized after messaging that we were many states away. Kaopua, at the time was competing in Track & Field for Univ of MN Morris for throwing events. We realized that the NCAA Track & Field National Championships was going to be held in NC about 3 hours from where I lived. I told her if she made it to the National Championships I would drive to come see her and Finally meet after talking on the phone for so long! Well she qualified for nationals and I kept my promise and drove down to see her! Ever since then it’s been a dream! We decided to try long distance dating and then later moved in with each other when we both went to University of Central Arkansas to obtain our masters. It’s been history ever since!

How long have you and your fiance been together?
Seven years

When was the proposal?
August 9th, 2022

Where did you pop the question?
Mauna Kea Resort, Big Island Hawaii

Describe the proposal in 3 words:
Personal, Hilarious, Intimate

Describe the ring:
Beautiful, vintage, elegant, different. Perfect!

What is your engagement ring style number?
Kirk Kara Pirouetta Large Princess Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring Style K146S65SWR

What was the first thing you thought when you saw the ring in person?
Oh she is going to flip out!

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