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Joy Proposal Story: Katelynn & Shaun

by Allie Grampa

Let’s just say you’d want Katelynn and Shaun to be around in case of an emergency—they are both EMTs, and they met working on the same ambulance together. Katelynn shares the proposal story and some very valuable advice about how to stay sane during wedding planning (it may or may not involve alcohol).

Give us the details! When? Where? How?

He decided that he wanted to propose doing one of our favorite activities, an Escape Room! We had been discussing possibly doing one of the new local escape rooms with a few friends for quite some time. He seemed to be dragging his feet getting it scheduled by talking to the guys, so I, being the impatient person I am, organized a date with the girls of the group for the following weekend.

Turns out he was dragging his feet purposely. He was trying to get all the details squared away before he scheduled it, and my proactive-ness forced him to have to rush to put the details together in a very short period of time! (Ooops!)


The day came and we escaped the room in a record breaking seven minutes. (It was a little rigged, but I still consider it a win!). As we opened the door to leave, there was a table covered with flower petals and in the center, on a pedestal, a beautiful ring. I collapsed onto a bench into a puddle of tears. Shaun got down on one knee, held my hand, looked into my eyes (while laughing at me for crying, mind you) and asked the big question, “Well?”

I, surprised by the question, responded with an immediate “No?” He subsequently, picking up on the fact that I wanted to hear something a little more specific, followed it with the REAL big question, “Will you marry me?” And the rest is history!


What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

My favorite, yet most stressful part, was deciding on our venue.  The pressure of needing to make decisions before someone else decided on our venue was terrible, but touring all the places, imagining our wedding taking place there, and finally deciding on what we loved the most, was amazing!

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

Drinking… a lot… ha!  Just kidding!  When we were in the thick of planning, we decided that there was no wedding talk after 9 pm, and we tried to designate one day a week where we didn’t discuss anything related to the wedding.  It seemed to help, though let’s be honest—it’s just stressful in general, especially when you’re first starting!  I (and he) had to remind me constantly to breathe and it’s really just one day—and we won’t be able to control everything.

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