A San Diego couple is trying to win $10,000 towards their dream wedding by sharing their engagement moment online.
Dylan Thompson and Jacqueline DesLauriers got engaged in May of 2015.
On the contest website, Dylan tells the romantic story of how he proposed to Jacqueline.
When 2015 started we decided that we would take a summer trip to Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park at the end of May. We had an amazing time in Sequoia and we headed straight to Yosemite. We woke up at 3AM to drive to Yosemite and waited in line for 4 hours to get wilderness and Half Dome permits. On May 28th we stopped briefly in Little Yosemite Valley to drop off gear and hiked up to Half Dome. Through the switchbacks, blisters, and moments of “whose crazy idea was this again” we worked through it together. We saw a few people taking pictures on the same ledge and we thought there was no way in hell that either of us wanted to go out onto it. I told my girlfriend (now fiancé), to stand on the ledge so I could set up the settings on our camera. I asked a few random guys from Finland to take “a lot of pictures” but didn’t tell him my plan. I asked her, "So, will you?" and she said, "You haven't asked me yet!" While I might have originally forgot to ask the most important question, I did ask her something equally important. I said, "I couldn't imagine backpacking and traveling with anyone else besides you. Will you be my adventure and backpacking partner for the rest of our lives?" In the end she did say YES to both questions.