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Bachelor in Paradise's Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk Are Engaged

He shared exclusive details about the romantic proposal

By Corinne Heller Jun 02, 2019 9:27 PMTags
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It's another Bachelor Nation success story: Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk are engaged!

The two announced their engagement on Sunday on Instagram. He proposed to her on May 31.

Both Gates and Gottschalk posted about the happy news on Instagram with a series of photos from the proposal.

"I'm keeping you forever and for always We will be together all of our days Wanna wake up every morning to your sweet face...Always," Gates wrote. 

Some of these beautiful photos included Gottschalk down on one knee popping the question as well as Gates showing off her stunning new ring.

Gates, 27, and Gottschalk, 29, met and began a romance on season four of Bachelor in Paradise, which aired in 2017.

Bachelor Nation was ecstatic for the happy couple and their big news. Blake Hortsmann wrote, "Omg yasssss! Congrats!"

Jason Tartick added, "This post just actually gave me goosebumps, congrats guys! So happy for you!"

Krystal Nielson, who has her own Bachelor in Paradise love story, commented, "Omg!!!!! So HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!"

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Gottschalk exclusively told E! News how he planned the proposal and how it became a celebration with all of their friends and family.

"We started out the day Friday having a photo shoot for her online boutique in Dallas. We were taking photos for her store and then we got to the rooftop of the W to keep shooting. She thought it was a normal shoot day," he shared. "We were at the helicopter pad on the roof and Raven had roses in her hand. She was throwing the petals up for cute photos."

He continued, "She did a few practice runs and then the videographer slipped me the ring and once she threw the petals up, I got down on one knee. I blacked out, but I got everything out that I wanted. I legitimately broke down and cried. It took me 30 seconds to pull it together. After I saw the video that the videographer made, I was sobbing for hours."

Gottschalk coordinated the proposal so that both of their families and friends could be in Dallas for the big day. He said that they went out for dinner afterwards. 

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"It was great feeling to be done," he shared. "There were months and months of planning. After dinner we came home and there were pictures of us leading up the staircase of our house and roses for us. It was nice to disconnect for a few days and enjoy the engagement to ourselves."

Gottschalk also told E! News that he did things differently than some of his Bachelor Nation predecessors. 

He told us, "The ring is not Neil Lane or Bachelor related. We are pretty sure that we are the only couple from the franchise who got together and did the engagement on our own."

One day after the engagement, he said that they went to the botanical garden in Dallas where they took engagement photos. 

"We invited the videographer to brunch and once we got there all of Ravens closest friends and family there surrounding her at brunch. At that point Raven was like 'What's next?!'" he said. "She was so surprised and happy. It was an amazing weekend."

Marriage has been in the cards for a while for the couple. This past January, Gates appeared on fellow Bachelor Nation star Kaitlyn Bristowe's Off the Vine podcast and was asked why she and Gottschalk were not married.

"I think that's coming soon," Gates said. "We're going to the temple this Friday to have interfaith like, counseling [about] family, engagement, and children."

Photographer Courtney Matthews captured some beautiful images from Gottschalk's proposal on a rooftop overlooking downtown Dallas.

Gates is Christian and Gottschalk is Jewish. She said on the podcast that the counseling would help them figure out how to raise their children, as well as what their wedding would look like.

See photos of the couple's cutest photos together:

"Radam"

Adam posted this cute pic on Instagram back in September and mentioned that he liked the sound of their couple name. "Radam kinda has a good ring to it," he captioned the photo. 

#TBT

Adam shared this throwback photo with Raven from this summer when they were filming Bachelor in Paradise. "She poured her heart out, and I had it on the rocks #tbt," he wrote alongside the pic.

PDA Cuties

How cute are these pics Raven posted to Instagram?

Cheeky!

Raven shared this pic with her followers from the Dominican Republic. She captioned the pic, "This was right after @adam_gottschalk told me he was lucky to have me... then we went & danced all night."

Meeting More of the Family

After meeting Raven's parents during the Bachelor in Paradise reunion taping, Adam met more of her relatives in September. "Adam's meeting the family one little cousin at a time!" Raven shared alongside this sweet pic on Instagram.

Matching Duo

Raven and Adam sported matching hats while at Malibu Wine Safaris together.

Don't Rain on Their Parade

Raven shared this pic of her and Adam in his hometown of Dallas. "The rain didn't stop us from having fun," she wrote.

"My Ride or Die"

The duo took a selfie while together in San Francisco. "My ride or die," she captioned the pic.

Seriously Sweet

During Raven's first time in San Francisco, Adam rented a motorcycle and took her sightseeing!

Congrats to the happy couple!

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