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Kimberly Perry Engaged
To Baseball's J.P. Arencibia

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Kimberly Perry has announced her engagement to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia

Originally published: 2013-10-02 11:02:57
Last modified: 2013-10-02 17:59:25

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia has made the catch of his life.

On Monday, Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, officially accepted Arencibia's marriage proposal at the Perry family home in Greene County.

The engagement was confirmed to The Greeneville Sun on Tuesday by the band's publicist, Vanessa Davis.

According to reports, the romantic, fairy-tale proposal occurred underneath an oak tree on the Perry family property in southern Greene County.

Kimberly Perry had once said that she dreamed of receiving a marriage proposal at that tree, wearing her favorite pink dress.

Arencibia made sure that came true.

According to The Tennessean, Perry, who thought that the family was getting ready to go out to eat, went to change, and her family had left a special letter and bracelet inside her room - prompting her to put on her favorite dress.

"I got to read the letter and get dressed, and put on my grandfather's bracelet," Perry 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, of Miami, went to college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft by Toronto. He maintains a home in Nashville.

Perry and her two younger brothers, Neil and Reid, are kicking off their world tour next month in Sweden.

The trio's latest single, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," was released last week from their sophomore album "Pioneer."

Kimberly Perry has not yet publicly announced where the wedding will be held, although she said the couple plans to wed next year.

On July 28, Perry served as maid of honor at her long-time friend Alyson "Ally" Taylor's wedding to Tra Haney. That wedding took place at Still Hollow Farm, on Allen's Bridge Road in southern Greene County.

Perry began dating the MLB player a year-and-a-half ago after meeting at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Fla. in February 2012. Arencibia met Perry backstage during a meet-and-greet, got her number and started dating a few months later.

""'ve never felt that with anyone before,""Perry said about her fiance. "He's just a really gentle soul. He balances me for sure."

Perry's engagement ring, which she said was designed by a friend in Chicago, is her "absolute favorite" emerald cut and is 3 or 3.3 karats.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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