A snowy proposal at Wood Ridge Farm Brewery

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Wood Ridge Farm Brewery in Nelson County made a point to clear the road up its hill to make sure the snow was not going to ruin a special moment that had been planned for weeks.

When Megan Tinnell got in her car Sunday morning, she was not sure why her boyfriend, Skyler Mills, was taking her to a brewery in the snow.

"I was like 'there's a lot of snow outside, so why do we have to go to a birthday party today,'" said Tinnell. "So I thought we were coming to a surprise birthday party."

Little did she know that she was actually the one going to be surprised.

"Skyler made a b-line for the stairs, and then I went upstairs because I thought we were late for a birthday party, and he was standing there, with a dog," said Tinnell. "He [the dog] had this little thing on him and it says 'will you marry my daddy.' And then he [Mills] got down on one knee and popped a ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him."

Mills said he wanted to make sure the brewery was where he could ask the big question.

"I figured it would be a good place to propose since it was our first date place and everything just seemed to work out today," said Mills.

Nicole Flynn, manager at Wood Ridge, said they made sure the proposal could happen without a hitch, even in the snow.

"We got salt and we set the tractor up to be able to push the snow out of the parking lot and keep our roads safe," said Flynn.

After clearing their own roads, Flynn said she was scared the special moment would have to be rescheduled.

"It snowed a little bit more than we expected," said Flynn. "We were kind of worried that nobody was going to be able to make it here, even if we did get everything cleared, that other roads wouldn't be passable."

But Mills said the snow actually added to the moment.

"We talked about having a winter wedding even though she didn't know when I was going to propose," said Mills. "I kind of brought this out of the blue to ask her to marry me and she was really happy. The snow was just a plus."

Wood Ridge Farm Brewery said they are happy to be a place in the community where moments like this can happen.



 
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