Kellen and Taiya went to Taylor Allderdice High School and reconnected in April 2016. After catching up and getting to know each other for a few months, they decided to make it official.
As they became more serious, they casually talked about getting married.
One day, they were taking a stroll through Shadyside and decided to stop in to Henne Jewelers to get her ring finger measurement. They met John Henne, who sized her finger and showed her a few engagement rings -- one of which she absolutely fell in love with. John walked Kellen through the process of creating the ring and selecting her diamond.
Kellen proposed to Taiya in front of both their families in July 2017.
He says when he pulled the ring out, it took her breath away and is a moment he'll never forget.
They plan to tie the knot in July 2019.