Chase McNary's journey as a single man has come to an end.
"It was always you," Chase wrote on Instagram on July 2, alongside photos and a video from the romantic proposal in the mountains.
The 33-year-old popped the question with a riverside picnic in Breckenridge in his native Colorado. The scenic spot was sweetly adorned with candles, lanterns and a decorated letter "M" for his last name. The happy couple also toasted their upcoming nuptials with a bottle of Champagne.
"I knew from the start that she was the one I wanted to be in my life forever," Chase exclusively tells E! News. "Ellie has nothing but love inside her soul for all of her friends, family and life and I still haven't found a single person that can say a negative thing about her. As soon as my mom fell in love with her, it was game over."
Ellie shared even more snaps from the big moment on her Instagram including a close-up of her gorgeous diamond ring.
"Take me off the roster," the hat designer captioned her post. "Forever his."
Chase tells E! News that the sparker was custom made at Trice Jewelers in Denver and has an extra special significance.
"I decided on an east to west setting because Ellie moved from the east (Nashville) to the west (Denver/Arizona) to be with me," he explains. "Ellie also told me early on she wanted a simple but elegant and functional ring and I think we nailed that."
After their announcement, the couple was showered in congratulatory messages on social media, including many from Bachelor Nation stars including Becca Tilley, Chris Soules, Amanda Stanton and Wells Adams, who Chase competed against for Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher's heart during season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016.
"Congratulations Y'all!!! But be honest, she knew this was coming," Wells commented. "I mean, that's a ‘I'm getting a fat diamond today' hat if I've ever seen one."
"I have finally cracked the code to the best relationship that I've ever had … And it's one five-letter word … TRUST," he gushed on the social media platform two months later. "I have never trusted someone as much as I trust @elliefwhite. More than that, I have never trusted myself with someone as much as I trust myself with her."
The Challenge: War of the Worlds alum added, "It might sound simple, but find someone you can experience true trust with. Only then everything else will fall into place!"
As for when Chase and Ellie plan to walk down the aisle, the couple say they are in no rush and looking forward to soaking in the engagement
"We're looking at a wedding date for next summer or fall at this point," Chase tells E! News, "but still lots of exciting things to figure out!"