Two key workers from Cincinnati had their dream proposal at Bellevue Beach Park on Tuesday.
Cincinnati Police Officer Jonce Tackett surprised his girlfriend with a proposal at Bellevue Beach Park using the wedding resource app The Knot.
Katherine Russo, a nurse at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, accepted the proposal, and the two are now engaged.
Tackett, 32, surprised Russo, 29, by walking her dog on the riverside at sunset. He knelt in front of large marquee letters that lit up and said, “Forever Starts Now”.
“I wouldn’t say nervous. I would say more anxious,” Tackett said in a press release. “I knew I was hoping she would say yes. I think I was ready because we’ve wanted this for so long. We were ready to do it, it was just a matter of when.”
Jonce picked up the engagement ring in February and looked for a romantic way to come up with suggestions that, according to a press release, felt authentic to her lifestyle.
“We’re so grateful. For everything we both went through over the past year, getting them to stand up for and want to do this, it means a lot to us. I know it means a lot to our community, you know that my staff were also very excited. I think it shows a lot. We are very grateful, “said Tackett in the press release.
The couple said they look forward to the rest of their lives together, planning a wedding and honeymoon.
The event was part of Knot’s #LoveisEssential campaign, which gives 21 key workers their dream proposal. Nominations for couples are currently being accepted at [email protected]