Tuesday, October 1, 2013
– Kimberley Perry the lead singer of The Band Perry, is getting hitched.
Perry is engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.C. Arencibia.
Arencibia went to the 15-acre spread of Perry's family in Greeneville, Tenn. and popped the question.
Arencibia met Perry backstage after a concert in February 2012 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Fla., and they began dating soon after.
Perry's family moved to Greeneville with a large oak tree when she was a teenager.
The Tennessean said that Perry hoped from the first time she saw the tree that "if I get proposed to in this life, I hope it happens underneath this tree."
The newspaper said that Perry thought her family was gathering to dinner, but when they called her to come outside, Arencibia was standing under the oak tree.
"I saw that and I thought, 'This is really happening,' " she said.
Perry's mother told her to go back to the house to put on her favorite pink dress. Perry had said she wanted to wear that dress if she were to get engaged.
"When Perry got to the room she found her dress, a letter from her family and a bracelet that her grandfather and given her grandmother "way back in the day" when they started dating," The story said.
"I got to read the letter and get dressed and put on my grandfather's bracelet," she said. "I came back out on the front porch, and he was standing there and he got down on one knee. It was perfect."
Arencibia, a Florida native, attended the University of Tennessee and lives in Nashville in the off-season.
The two are planning to get married next summer, the article said.