Engaged: Bekah Nicks and Graham Grace

by Meagan Paparella

Mateo Martinez: Brick Street Photography

Graham Grace and Bekah Nicks became friends during their sophomore year of high school in their small hometown of Cisco, Texas. They were practically inseparable from the start as they participated in many of the same extracurricular activities and spent almost all of their time together. One night at a high school basketball game, Graham decided to spill his heart to Bekah and ask her to officially be his girlfriend. Lucky for him, she said yes, and they have been together ever since.

Six years later, Graham decided he was ready to hear a different kind of yes. His plan was to get Bekah and about fifteen of their closest friends to head back home from college to attend their high school homecoming football game. After the game, they all gathered on the field to mingle with old friends and family when someone told Bekah that she should probably turn around. Curious to find out why, she looked back and saw Graham down on one knee holding a diamond ring. He asked her to be his wife and after replying, “are you serious?” tears flooded her eyes and she threw her arms around him, accepting his proposal.

Bekah works for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth as a buyer and will graduate from the University of North Texas this coming May with a degree in Finance and a minor in Spanish. Graham is also currently studying at the University of North Texas, and will earn his degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. He is employed at the university and will graduate in May of 2014. The high school sweethearts will marry in Cisco, Texas on June 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church with a reception to follow at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center.