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Becca's Proposal Story

When I met Becca and Andrew for the first time, I was overcome with the amount of sweetness and love between these two people. As I ‘ve been working with Becca, I’ve come to know a little bit more about her and her wonderful fiance, Andrew, and I have to say that I’m just so excited to share the proposal story of such a wonderful couple with so much love for each other. Check it out!

 

After dating for four years and having many significant conversations about our future, I knew that Andrew and I would get engaged sometime in the fall. However, since we are a long distance couple, him being at Baylor and me at Mississippi College, we had to schedule weekends to see each other. We were available only four weekends that fall semester.

The first weekend we were able to see each other was September 28. I had secretly hoped that Andrew would propose then, but he really wasn’t giving anything away and I was getting a little frustrated with his nonchalant attitude towards our plans.  

We had decided to go home to Lafayette for a long weekend together, but a couple weeks before Andrew called to tell me that he wouldn’t be able to get home until almost midnight on Friday, which was a day later than we had planned. He was going to Cuba the next week for a class and said he needed to stay in Waco to pick up his visa and that there was no way around it. After some disappointment, I let it go and figured it was for the best because Lauren, my best friend and his accomplice, was taking me to get a manicure and pedicure, which made me curious but I didn’t let it get my hopes up just yet.

On Friday after we got our nails done, Lauren and I went to eat dinner with her parents. Another tip off was that dinner was ready and waiting for us when we got to her house, which never happens. After eating, my younger brother, Jared, called asking me to pick him up at Thomas Park because he was playing tennis but the friend he had gone with had to leave unexpectedly. Lauren said it was fine, so we hopped in her car and headed to the park that had become a very special place for Andrew and I.

Upon arriving at the park I see Mrs. Helen, Andrew’s mom run across the parking lot, jump in a car, and drive away. Then I noticed that some of my friends’ cars were there and realized that something had to be happening.

But still thinking I’m picking up Jared, I call him to tell him that I’m there. He gets flustered and hangs up on me so Lauren tells me to get out of the car so we  can go look for him. I then knew exactly what is happening and I’ve never had more butterflies in my stomach.

Lauren and I started walking down the side walk when I see my handsome boyfriend on top of the hill under a white tent with Christmas lights and pictures hanging from ribbon. It was sweet, sentimental, and such a surprise but I was so thrown off that all I could focus on was that Andrew had lied to me–a comment I made numerous times and was unfortunately caught on tape. When I finally reached him under the tent he said a heartfelt speech, got down on one knee, pulled out the perfect ring, and asked me to marry him.

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I instantly said yes and then we prayed, just as we had done when we started dating. And then fireworks started going off. Yes, fireworks. He had enlisted two of our good friends to hide behind another hill so they could shoot off fireworks when he signaled them. Andrew is absolutely ridiculous and over the top but also incredibly romantic.

In addition to having a handful of friends there videoing and taking pictures in order to capture every moment, he had also arranged a party at his house.  All of our family was there and even some good friends from out of town. Andrew even had all of my favorite foods there.

Andrew surprised me more than I could ever have imagined. He included very personal details of our lives and made it a night I’ll never forget and that I’ll be forever thankful for because it means that I get to become his wife.

 

 

I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful couple and I can’t wait until their June wedding! Many blessings to you both! 🙂

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Emily's Engagement Story

The other day, I was Facebook stalking one of my lovely brides, Emily Fougerousse and I came across some awesome pictures of her proposal. I immediately texted her because I just knew this was going to be such a great story and I really wanted to share it with you all.

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Emily’s Engagement Story

I had no idea when Taylor was going to ask me to marry him. He always said that everything was going to be a surprise, even my ring. One day during our Christmas break, we went skeet shooting with his sister and brother-in-law. We already had plans to go bowling that evening, so I wasn’t expecting anything to happen. After skeet shooting, we went out to eat for lunch. At this point, I still have no idea what’s coming for me!

Taylor takes me home after lunch. He tells me to be ready around 3:30pm, since his family had decided to go bowling earlier that night due to football bowl games coming on TV. Of course, it totally makes sense to me because his family is into sports like that. It wasn’t out of the ordinary to plan things around ball games. Taylor leaves and I take my time getting ready, still thinking about bowling and what I should wear.

As I finish up getting ready for our bowling night, Taylor calls me and tells me there’s been a change of plans. He tells me to walk out to my dad’s shop and  look in a toolbox for “something”. I get out there and look, and there was a piece of paper that said “Clue 1” on the front. After he heard that I got the paper, he said, “Okay! Read it, and I’ll see you later!” My heart is pounding out of my chest as I begin to read the first clue to what I knew was going to be an amazing journey.

Clue #1: Let’s say I had a dream, in which I took a very beautiful girl out for 31 flavors of ice cream. Actually, I think that was a part of our first date. Go there and find familiar faces that wait.

After reading the clue, I knew exactly where to go. I wasn’t sure how I was going to put myself together to actually drive myself somewhere at this point. I knew what was happening, but I knew I wanted to calm myself down and enjoy the hunt. So I head on to Baskin Robins where we had our first date. When I arrive, I spot our friends Taylor and Andrew waiting for me with the second clue.

Clue #2 was a 20-piece puzzle that I had to solve in order to read it. It didn’t take me very long, but I could tell I was shaking from excitement. Taylor and Andrew acted normal and said nothing about what was to come.

Clue #2: Sorry I didn’t buy you any ice cream, but I’ll make it up to you; as for now, it is on to stop two. Think back to where we spent a lot of our Thursday nights, where Bible studies taught us what is right. Have Taylor and Andrew drive you there, but a challenge (and maybe Steve Masters) awaits so beware!

Naturally, I hop into the car with Taylor and Andrew. They take me to the LSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Inside the BCM, our other two friend, Chelsea and Scott, were playing ping pong. I was challenged to a short game of ping pong in order to receive Clue #3. The third clue was written out on a ping pong paddle. How clever!

Clue #3: I know you could do it! But we’re not done so don’t sit. Where would you go if you wanted to get some exercise? The lakes?… No, but nice try. How about a place that you can see from that glass door, a place where you could watch the clock strike four. Walk on over there to see and hey maybe you can catch a frisbee!

After reading Clue #3, I start walking towards the LSU Parade Grounds. There, I found 2 of Taylor’s old roommates throwing a frisbee. Once again, I had a small challenge to receive my next clue. I had to throw the frisbee to both Michael and Will before getting my clue. After throwing, they handed me the frisbee. I flip it over to find the fourth and final clue.

Clue #4: You caught it! But enough horsing around we’ve got bowling to do! … Speaking of horses, the days you get to see a live tiger are few. But lucky you, there’s one just down the hill so hurry on down because there’s no more time to kill!

What a long walk this was! My anticipation of finding Taylor is growing and growing. I finally reach Mike the Tiger’s cage and find his sister and brother-in-law. They tell me to get in the car, so I do! At this point, no body has mentioned anything about an engagement, I guess because Taylor told them to be “cool” about it. We start heading towards downtown Baton Rouge. I have no idea where we’re going, but finally we turn into the new state capitol building parking lot. I had a feeling this was it, since there are such beautiful gardens in front of the building. Pulling up, I can see Taylor from a distance in the gardens. I jump out with all of my clues and start walking very quickly towards Taylor. We smile at each other from a distance. Once I get closer, I say, “I found you!”, and we laugh along with each other.

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Next thing you know, Taylor says the sweetest words I’ve ever heard, goes down on one knee and asks me to marry him. I said YES with the biggest smile and tears rolling down my face! Truly cannot wait to marry the greatest, most encouraging man I know!

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Now, isn’t that just the cutest, story ever? Props to Taylor!!! 🙂

Thank you Emily for allowing me to be a part of your big day, I feel so blessed to have met you and your family and I can’t wait for your wedding day.

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I can’t wait to share the details of this awesome June wedding!

Cheers!