Give us the scoop on how you met
Erikka is a San Antonio native, while Nelson is from Memphis, Tennessee. Both ended up in San Antonio after collage and met at Lifetime Fitness. They both had noticed each other in the gym for several weeks before either of them built the courage to say something. Their first date was the day before thanksgiving of 2018 and were inseparable after that!
Tell us about the proposal
The proposal happened in Nelsons hometown on December 10th, 2021. Erikka and Nelson were going to celebrate an “early Christmas” with his family. We were also celebrating our 3rd anniversary that day, so Nelson planned for us to go to dinner that night. Nelson proposed on the rooftop of a hotel downtown that overlooked the Memphis bridge, just them two. He then had all of our family and friends there to surprise Erikka a few minutes after, including my parents and 2 best friends. Nelson then took her to the same restaurant where she first met his family 3 years prior and then partied the night away at a famous bar, Rayfords. To add to this amazing night, a horrible storm was coming through and the tornado sirens started alarming downtown. They ended up completely losing power for the rest of the time they were there!