A trip to the Shedd Aquarium to enjoy the beluga experience with her boyfriend Tyler turned out to be much more than Katlin ever imagined! All photos provided by Katlin & Tyler.
katlin tyler shedd aquarium engaged
How did you meet?

Tyler and I both thought we could find love through the internet, so we both joined OKCupid. Tyler and I chatted for a bit and then he asked me out. On our first date, we went to Wood in Lakeview. I found out that Tyler and I both grew up in Long Grove and literally lived around the corner from each other for over 15 years! I even went to his house when I was 9 years old and was new to the neighborhood, but we never actually met each other until our first date. Definitely a first date to remember!

katlin tyler shedd aquarium perfect proposal
katlin tyler shedd aquarium perfect proposal
katlin tyler shedd aquarium perfect proposal
How did he propose?

Tyler started off the morning by bringing me flowers and breakfast in bed. He then let me know that I had an appointment to get my hair blown out. Later on in the day, he took me to the Shedd Aquarium where I found out he bought out all of the tickets so that we could have a private Beluga experience. The trainer told us that they teach the Belugas to retrieve things, so they threw a frisbee into the water and the Beluga retrieved it. They threw the frisbee again, but the Beluga brought back a box. We got out of the water and Tyler got down on one knee and told me how much I have changed his life and how he loved me. After I said yes, we had a private table with champagne and strawberries overlooking the otter exhibit. It was a fantastic day!

katlin tyler shedd aquarium perfect proposal
Do you have any wedding details picked out yet?

We will be getting married at the Hyatt in Oak Brook on the McDonald campus in January 2020. I have already bought my dress and my bridesmaids’ dresses at Volle’s in Lake Zurich. We want to use lots of greenery and garlands as well as dark jewel-toned flowers throughout our wedding.

katlin tyler shedd aquarium perfect proposal

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