PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - August 3, 2018 was an eventful day for Tennessee couple Taylor and Cassandra Farrar.
Tyler & Cassandra Farrar invited Sandy Osborn to their wedding after Osborn found their lost engagement ring in the gulf. (WJHG/WECP)
"I had this big, elaborate ruse planned to take a ring and have it out in the ocean, do a letter in a bottle, etc., come out, ended up not working, I got wiped out by a wave, ring came out of my pocket, lost it," said Taylor Farrar.
After Taylor lost the engagement ring in the gulf he planned to propose to Cassandra with, he wasn't sure what to do. Then, an Alabama woman found a plastic bag with a custom-made engagement ring in it floating under her beach chair.
"They grabbed it out of my hand and went running down the beach and gave it to them, and he, Taylor, dropped to his knees right then and there and said this ring has been floating out in the ocean for 45 minutes, these strangers - this kind lady has found it and returned it and I want to ask you to marry me, so we just became instant friends," said Sandy Osborn, who found the engagement ring.
Osborn and the Farrar's have kept in touch for the last year.
"She said 'You gotta come to our wedding.' I know they live in Tennessee, I live in Alabama, and they planned on getting married in Tennessee, and I said, 'Ya'll need to come back to Panama City Beach and do it here, where it all happened,' so the next thing I know, I'm getting an invitation in the mail to come back for their wedding," said Osborn.
Exactly one year later, on August 3, 2019, they held their wedding in Panama City Beach.
"I'm just so happy to be here and be a part of it, because it's just a once-in-a-lifetime memory, and I'm just so glad I found the ring because it could've easily been lost forever," said Osborn.
Osborn and the Farrar's time in Panama City Beach is one they won't soon forget.
"Best day of our life," said Cassandra Farrar.
"That's right," said Taylor Farrar.
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