Photo by Elijah Nacita with Morgan Scott Films
Caitlin Thomas & Tyler Singleton
April 27, 2019
A UNC-Chapel Hill dental school graduate, Caitlin now works for Tar Heel Family Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Tyler, a native of Newland, N.C., lived in South America to manage a diamond and gold mining operation before opening Furnish This, a furniture store that specializes in showroom samples and closeouts, in Durham in 2014.
“Tyler and I met ‘the new way!’” Caitlin says, indicating their introduction online via a dating site called Coffee Meets Bagel.
“I’ve always known that Caitlin and I have something special: something fun, something exciting, something adventurous,” Tyler says. It was only fitting then, that Tyler’s proposal occurred just moments after the couple went skydiving at Triangle Skydiving Center in Louisburg. Tyler jumped out of the plane before Caitlin to reach the ground first. He quickly changed out of his skydiving duds into a nice outfit and waited for Caitlin to land as he stood in a large ribbon outline of a red heart. Once she reached terra firma, she ran to Tyler, who knelt and presented a stunning Diamonds Direct ring. Caitlin immediately knew what was happening and embraced Tyler. Family was on hand to greet and celebrate the newly engaged couple.