Toilet paper was in the air. So was love.
Apparently, in addition to the couple (and wasn’t there maybe another one?) that actually got married, at least five couples (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) got engaged on Auburn’s campus on Saturday, in front of Samford Hall, on the 50-yard line after the A-Day game, or, in the case of Auburn graduates Michael Ruple (’10) and Charlene Thrower (’11), under the Toomer’s Oaks the night of Celebrate The Tradition event.
“Once I heard that it was the last rolling, it kind of made sense,” Ruple says. “It seemed like the ideal situation. Toomer’s was ending, so it sounded like a good time to start with a new beginning.”
Ruple said he kept his plans “as quiet as I could.”
The couple went to the A-Day game, but only made it up to the corner around 8 p.m.
“We kind of met up with her friends at Toomer’s. One’s actually an Alabama fan so we said we had to head over to the trees so she could get the real experience,” Ruple says. “We got up under them like we were going to pose for a picture.”
Instead of a group shot, the photo shows Ruple down on one knee, and Thrower, about to say “yes.”
Thrower says the couple has already set a date: April 19, 2014.
Here are photos of the other new fiAUncees via AUFamily.com:
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