Back in August, Restonian J.P. Torres put a post on Reston Patch: Would a lake resident in Reston let him use their deck boat for an evening?
Mary Prochnow, who lives on Lake Thoreau, answered the query.
Turns out Torres, a telecommunications executive, was planning a romantic evening - and proposing to his girlfriend, Kristin. The boat ride took place Wednesday night - and Kristen said yes!
Torres said the couple loves to spend time near the lakes in Reston.
"We like to jog around them, and one of our first dates was a picnic at the bench on Lake Thoreau," he told Patch in an email. "I thought it would be nice to revisit the lake for our anniversary, but I wanted to explore another way to enjoy it. I thought it would be nice to celebrate our anniversary on a deck boat at sunset."
But once a boat entered the plan, Torres said he decided to propose. He also created a sign from foam boards and wireless LED lights that said "will u marry me?"
The evening went just as planned, and Prochnow said she was excited to be part of the couple's big night.