Joy Proposal Story: Dominique & Dyllon

    Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

    Dyllon had arranged for us to go to dinner for what he called his ‘friends girlfriends birthday’ (I didn’t know his friend’s girlfriend very well at the time so I didn’t know her actual birth date then). I agreed to go and was pretty excited! He said that we had to dress up because the theme was black and white at The Cheesecake Factory- I love that place! On top of that, it was a date night to get away from our kids for a while (our son was three and our daughter was one at the time). That evening we dropped off our kids to my brothers (who, in retrospect, did us a huge solid in skipping our engagement dinner to watch my kids! They lied at the time and said my parents were out getting pizza for my kids when I asked where my parents were since they were the ones who were supposed to watch them). I did the honors of driving us to go have dinner. I should have known something was up then because Dyllon drives most of the time and this time he asked me to drive (nervous jitters at the time on his part!). When we showed up at our table I saw my family, his family, and our friends. I was pretty confused by this combination of people at that moment. However, I had a seat. People had their phones out taking pictures and video while Dyllon went on to thank everyone for showing up. He gave a short speech and the next thing I knew, he was down on one knee with a beautiful ring. Of course, I am sure you can figure out my answer! We ended the night with a nice dinner and champagne with family and friends, and a lot of pictures to commemorate the night.

    Vicki Sunderland

    What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

    Making this website, sending invites, and seeing comments from guests!

    How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?

    Handle it in little doses. I have a family to care for so I can’t go traditional bridezilla crazy.

    Vicki Sunderland

    What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?

    The RSVP option, photo album, Q&A… all of it!

    What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?

    Take your time in personalizing your website. It pays off to see how much your friends and family love the website if you put a lot of love and thought into it.

    Vicki Sunderland

    At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?

    Don’t stress over the wedding day. Focus on the joy of having the opportunity to form a union with someone that loves you, just as much as you love them. That’s priceless.

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