Van Buren native Tia McCutchen and Lavaca native Tyler Teague are tying the knot! We're swooning over this engagement photos taken by Jessica Brown Photography as we wait for their big day on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Cabin Creek Lookout.
Here's their engagement story in Tia's own words:
"We went to New York City on vacation in March 2019 with my sister, her boyfriend and my parents. It was March 17, St. Patrick's Day, and we went to Central Park. I remember holding hands walking into the park and Tyler saying, 'Is that Bow Bridge?' He was looking at a different bridge that had tons of runners on it from the marathon. Thinking back, I bet he was so stressed out when he saw all of those people.
Anyways, we made our way over to Bethesda Terrace, better known as the fountain from Gossip Girl. We walked around and took some pictures. After, we walked over to Bow Bridge. As we were just about to get on the bridge, Tyler grabs my hand, which I just think 'Awe he's so sweet' (because I am usually the one grabbing his hand all the time). We take about 5 steps on to the bridge and he stops and faces me. I KNOW exactly what is about to happen.
He unzips his jacket, grabs the box, and gets down on one knee. He says, 'Will you marry me?' I cry and freak out and say 'yes,' obviously.
I was on cloud nine for the rest of the trip and still look down and stare at my ring. Yes, because it is so beautiful and he could not have done better, but because the most amazing man in the world gave it to me. The man I prayed for my entire life. The one who made it all worth it."