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On Bended Knee | Why he Popped the Question Outside the Eiteljorg

by DeShong Perry-Smitherman, Eiteljorg public relations manager | Dec 15, 2014

When Christopher Myers made the life-changing decision to ask Taylor Haskett to marry him, he could think of no better place to get down on bended knee than outside the Eiteljorg Museum.

The two met at a church camp six years ago. And their relationship evolved from being close friends to becoming camp counselors and eventually dating for the past three years. Taylor is a student at IUPUI's Herron School of art - studying art education and psychology. Christopher is the public affairs officer at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne. He also works as a marketing director at a long term care facility. 

On Thursday, Dec. 11, on a chilly afternoon, Chris asked Taylor to spend the rest of her life with him - in front of the Eiteljorg's Whitetail Deer sculpture. We were so tickled by this and asked why the Eiteljorg:

"I chose the Eiteljorg as the location for the proposal because Taylor spent a significant amount of time there for her classes and I personally enjoy the museum more than any other in the city."
Chris choreographed the engagement moment to the minute. As he dropped down to pop the question, he had a good friend standing across the street outside the JW Marriott, snapping pictures of the "ooh ahh" moment!



And -- look at that kiss! Taylor said "YES!"


Chris and Taylor, congratulations from the Eiteljorg Museum! Thank you for sharing your story.


And by all means, consider having your wedding here. Just call 317-275-1340 - just ask for Sarah Bean!
If you have an Eiteljorg story worth telling, just email public relations manager, DeShong Perry-Smitherman at, and your story may by featured in the Eiteljorg Blog!


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