Post-workout surprise: Katy & Cameron

Cameron and I had worked together for a year at Insight Global in Charlotte, when I began to consider moving to the staffing firm’s Atlanta office.

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When Cameron caught word, it didn’t sit well with him. So the following weekend, at a work conference in Atlanta, Cameron finally got the courage to approach me about how he felt. Turns out, we’d both secretly had feelings for each other. We hung out the rest of the weekend. And I eventually decided to stay in Charlotte.

In the spring of last year, Cameron and I were Katy & Cameron_30preparing to move into a townhouse together. Our friend owned it and planned to rent it to us after she moved. We offered to help her with some furniture, so one Friday, I went to the YMCA for a quick workout and then headed to the townhouse, as planned.

When I walked in—sweaty workout clothes and all—I knew something was going on. All of the lights were turned off and a path of candles led to the dining room. Then there was Cameron, in a circle of rose petals and candles. “Will you marry me and make me the happiest man for the rest of my life?” he asked.

“Yes, yes, YES!” I replied. The next hour was full of bouquets of roses, champagne, and Katy & Cameron_14many calls to family and friends. The final surprise: Cameron took me to dinner at Village Tavern to celebrate. And when we walked on the patio, I saw that all of our friends and family were there. I burst into tears—again—and ran to hug everyone.  Cameron truly pulled off the perfect engagement. —As told by Katy

Katy and Cameron will be married Oct. 8, 2016.