By Anna Skinner
When Grant Tribbett asked his girlfriend Cassandra Reschar and her 5-year-old daughter Adrianna to get dressed up for breakfast on a Saturday morning in May, Reschar didn’t think much of it.
“It was kind of a typical Saturday morning for us,” she said. “He does romantic gestures like that.”
However, when they went to brunch at Cracker Barrel, Reschar became nervous and hoped nothing would happen in the middle of a busy Saturday morning at the restaurant. When nothing did, the family left, but Tribbett didn’t take a normal route home.
Instead, he drove to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers, led the girls to a bridge where family friend and photographer Mandi Gilliland was waiting and got down on one knee.
However, Reschar wasn’t the only girl getting a proposal that day.
“I just said, ‘yes,’ and my daughter was right there, and after he proposed to me he got back down again and pulled out another small jewelry box and asked my daughter if he could be her father and love and protect her,” Reschar said. “Adrianna was like, ‘thank you!’ She didn’t really know what to say. Then he asked if that was a yes or no, then she said yes and was screaming that she finally gets a daddy.”
The proposal happened May 27, but when Reschar submitted the story to How He Asked, a site tied to The Knot, the editors decided to publish it on Instagram and it went viral.
Tribbett graduated from Westfield High School in 2006 and Reschar graduated in 2009. They met late last fall via a Facebook friend request from Reschar when Tribbett lived in St. Louis. Their first date was the Crossroads Classic basketball game in Indianapolis.
The wedding is scheduled for Dec. 6 of this year.