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RACHEL + BONNER

Rachel and Bonner met four years ago when they were starting their first year of dental school in Houston. Bonner is from Dallas, and Rachel is from Austin. After they started dating, she found out that at their white coat ceremony to kick off the first year of dental school, he whispered in his dad’s ear that he wanted to date the girl in the blue dress. They started off as friends, and it took Bonner about a year to work up the courage to ask Rachel on a date. According to him, dating her had been on his radar for quite some time before it actually happened. Bonner knew that Rachel would never in a million years expect the proposal to happen on a Thursday night at her apartment. He had Rachel’s best friend ask her to dinner so he would have an excuse to get her out of her scrubs. Bonner went to Rachel’s apartment, and while she was finishing getting ready, he set up a hidden GoPro camera to document the moment. When she was finally ready for dinner, she came out into the kitchen and Bonner told her how much he loved her and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Once his voice started to shake, Rachel finally realized what was happening. He got down on one knee and made her the happiest girl in the world. Afterwards, he had another surprise waiting for her at a restaurant. Their parents and siblings had made the trip into town for the night to celebrate their engagement. He reserved a private dining space equipped with decorations, and they had the best time! Rachel is beyond thankful for their very private moment (and the secret video footage) in such a personal, everyday spot where they spend so much of their time. She can’t wait until September when she will finally get to call Bonner her husband!

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