The beauty of the fall harvest at Grandaddy’s Farm set the backdrop for a romantic moment for one area couple.
Nicholas Smith of Tullahoma selected the farm’s popular pumpkin patch as the location for him to pop the question to his now-fiance, Rebecca Edwards. A trek to the farm was already an annual tradition for the couple for three years, so Nick felt it was the perfect location for him to present his custom-made black diamond engagement ring to Becca.
“Every year we go to Grandaddy’s Farm to pick out a pumpkin,” Smith says. “I knew I could catch her off guard”.
It took a couple months of planning for the moment to be “the most perfect day of our lives,” according to Smith. With help from Grandaddy’s Farm’s owner Andrew Dixon and close friends Amanda and Jamie Martin, a decorated pumpkin with a big bow was placed in the pumpkin patch for the couple to discover.
“I had no clue, none at all. We were on the hayride, and then when we stopped, he started steering me in the opposite direction of everyone else, which confused me. I tried to show him a pumpkin I liked, but he had moved on. He said, ‘Well, what about this one?'” Edwards recalls.
Showing his girlfriend the special pumpkin and dropping to one knee, Smith proposed to a very surprised, and very elated, Edwards.
Smith says he wanted to do the proposal much sooner, but a cancerous brain tumor put his plans on hold. Now facing his fourth session of radiation and chemotherapy and recovering from an April brain surgery, Smith looks forward to his future.
Grandaddy’s Farm is located at 454 Highland Ridge Road in Estill Springs, Tenn. To learn more, you can call 931-327-4080. For more information, you can visit their website at GrandaddysFarm.com