It was a whirlwind romance for Jessica Green and Craig Wilson, who met on the online dating site OkCupid in May 2014.
Before long, Craig, an independent consultant who hails from Westchester County, N.Y., was thinking about the couple's future together. By January of this year, he was ready to propose.
Meanwhile, Jessica, who works for the nonprofit Prospect Park Alliance, had planned to visit Stowe during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
“I had talked to Craig about joining us, but we ultimately decided it would be a girls’ weekend away,” Jessica said.
Jessica and her friends drove to Stowe on Friday and skied all Saturday.
“I got a surprise Sunday when he showed up mid-mountain,” Jessica said.
Turns out Craig had been orchestrating the perfect proposal with help from Jessica’s friends, with whom he’d been texting all weekend.
Her friends recommended Sunrise Trail because they thought it was symbolic of the new life they would be starting together.
Jessica and her friends were snapping photos when someone skied up behind her and threw snow at her. The mystery skier took off his goggles; it was Craig.
“It wasn’t until he pulled down his ski glove, pulled out the ring, and got down on one knee that I figured it out,” Jessica said. “It was perfect for us. We love skiing and doing outdoor activities together.”
Craig had sent Jessica’s friends rose petals, which they proceeded to throw at the couple in between snapping photos. Other skiers stopped to stare and offer congratulations.
Craig did well choosing the ring, a solitaire diamond in “a classic and elegant setting,” Jessica said.
The couple will marry July 11 in New York City.