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Joy Proposal Story: Kathryn & Mark

by Allie Grampa

Kathryn and Mark met working for the same hospital in Bethel, Alaska—a small rural town of 6,000 people! They share their proposal story and the secret to a lasting, joyful marriage.


Give us the details! When? Where? How?

Mark had to order the ring custom and have it shipped to Bethel since there are no jewelry stores in town. He received it from the post office the Friday before Thanksgiving and was too excited to wait a week to propose. When he got home, Kathryn was making tacos (they had previously discussed having tacos at their wedding) so he thought it would be perfect to propose right then! She asked him to get the tortilla shells, and he put the ring on them. She was so surprised!


What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

Working with so many helpful people!

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

Mark is in charge of stress control, a much appreciated job!


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

I’m excited that our guests can download an app and I can chat with them!

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

Ask for help!


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

Someone gave me wonderful advice: if you put even 10% of the effort you are putting into wedding planning into your marriage, you’ll have a happy marriage.


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