The country star Chris Lane and Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell are engaged!
Chris shared a video of himself popping the question to Lauren in the backyard of her family’s Oregon home.
“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” The country singer tells PEOPLE. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”
“I was initially worried that doing it on Father’s Day might not be the best move, but her dad, Dave, said that it could only add to his Father’s Day and that’s when I decided Sunday, June 16 was the day,” he continues. “Shout out to Lauren’s parents, Dave and Kris, for having the yard in tip-top shape!”
Lauren took to Instagram to share the news: “I can’t stop smiling ? I feel so incredibly blessed that every misstep, mistake and heartache has led me to you. I couldn’t be happier to call you mine, forever. The journey was well worth it. Thank you Christopher Eric Lane for softening my heart and making it whole. Never going to stop telling you how much I love you and I will hold onto you forever and ever! Lauren Lane has a nice ring to it ? PS he wrote me a song ? … I can’t stop listening or looking down at my hand ?.”
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Chris Lane’s new song that he wrote for Lauren titled Big Big Plans was played when he went ahead with the proposal. “Right now we’re back in her hometown / and I’m down on one knee” — as he popped the question.
“Even though I felt pretty confident I was going to get the ‘Yes,’ I’ve never been that nervous,” he adds. “When I got to the third verse of the song and knew it was time, I pretty much blacked out. The next thing I knew, she said ‘yes’ and the nerves just lifted! It’s an explosion of excitement, pure joy, and love.”
Lauren said it all “hit” her when she heard the lyrics of the song for the first time and started processing what they meant.
“I lost it. It was the happiest moment of my life!”
“Chris is the most thoughtful person. He clearly put so much time and thought into not only the song, but also making sure everyone I love most was surrounding us in that moment. Holding each other, hearing the song for the first time and then seeing him get down on one knee is a moment I’ll never forget. I still get teary-eyed even thinking about it.”