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Behind the proposal: Raymore writer uses Twitter to pop the question

Kelli and Ty Fisher met on Twitter. In December 2015, Ty planned a scavenger hunt using the social media site and proposed to Kelli over direct messages.
Kelli and Ty Fisher met on Twitter. In December 2015, Ty planned a scavenger hunt using the social media site and proposed to Kelli over direct messages.

Ty Fisher scrapped several plans while plotting the best way to propose to his love, Kelli Torrez.

Turns out, he was overthinking it.

It was obvious: He had to use Twitter. It’s where the Raymore couple met.

“We were flirting back and forth,” said Ty (@TySOTW on Twitter), noting that a lot of people were reading along.

“I’m sure all of them were thinking, ‘When are those two going to meet?’ 

Followers knew when they fell in love and moved in together. He wanted them in on the proposal, too.

So Ty, 33, a writer at Land Line magazine, created a Twitter scavenger hunt in December 2015 and told Kelli, 32, a book binder at Post Press, it was a date night.

“The first clue,” he tweeted, “is at the first place we met in person.”

Kelli, who tweets under the name @DorknadoF5, went to Barrel 31, a bar and restaurant at 400 E. 31st St.

The bartender handed over another clue that read, “This is where we saw the Royals win the World Series.”

She headed to Kelly’s Westport Inn, 500 Westport Road.

“I’m here,” Kelli tweeted to Ty. “Am I awkwardly asking (the) bartender for another clue?”

She received the final clue from the bartender telling her to head to the place where they take an annual picture together. Off to the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain she went.

By this time, the couple’s Twitter followers were paying attention.

One follower tweeted back, “this date’s not going to start until midnight.”

Little did they know.

Kelli found Ty at the fountain, where they snapped a selfie together. A couple of minutes later, Kelli received four direct messages

The first three pictures were of her children holding a sign, but she scrolled through them too quickly to comprehend what they said. She read the signs again slowly.

The first said “Will,” the second said “You,” and the third said “Marry.” The fourth photo was the couple’s fountain selfie with “Me” scrawled across the top.

She said yes. The kids were the cherry on top of the sweet proposal, she said.

“I loved that he involved them,” she said. “I thought it was awesome. I cried.”

The two exchanged vows on Sept. 23 during a three-minute ceremony filled with movie quotes at Cellar 222, a wine cellar in the Crossroads Arts District. And no, they didn’t tweet during the “I do’s.”

“Behind the proposal” features Kansas City-area couples with offbeat engagement stories. Know someone who came up with a creative way to pop the question? Email info@inkkc.com.

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