Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
It was a typical Saturday (October 6th 2019), we ran some errands on the scooter and got ready to have dinner with our dear friend Trina. She was planning a work party and wanted out input on the venue. We made our to-go drinks and started walking into the French Quarter. It was overcast and misty, I thought Kolton was walking fast because he thought it was going to rain. When we got to Jackson square there were street performers blocking the sidewalk, so I thought we were bypassing the crowd by going up the ramp through Washington Artillery Park. When we go to the top there was a ton of people and large gold balloon saying “Marry Me?”.
I thought this was so cute and said we should stop and take a pic to send to his Mom as a joke (as the weekend before she said she thought he was going to propose in Aruba and wanted him to hurry up) I suddenly saw it said “LIZ” and thought, “is that a coincidence?! Wait this must be my proposal!” I started to recognize all the people holding the balloons as friends and family. Kolton took my hand and brought me to the middle of the area, he kissed my head and got down on one knee to propose. Of course, I said, “Yes, put the ring on me!” Afterward, we celebrated in New Orleans fashion with a Jazz band, cupcakes, and champagne! I was completely surprised that so many people came from near and far, specifically my parents, my aunts from Philly, Kolton’s Aunts from Dallas, his grandparents from North Louisiana and Mississippi and my friends from Houston.
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Scouring Pinterest for ideas and seeing pictures of so many beautiful weddings!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
I hired a wedding planner!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
We love that all of our guests can connect and share photos.
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Send your website link to your guests early.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
We hope our guests will still use our Joy website to share pictures and stay in contact, long after the wedding!