Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
I was getting antsy for Joel to propose because we were having a traditional Indian engagement ceremony and I really didn’t want that to happen without a ring. Joel kept joking that he would just propose to me the Friday before the engagement ceremony when I flew into Dallas. I repeated that was unacceptable often and he would merely laugh it off. My parents told me that they were going to Philadelphia for dinner which I thought was slightly suspicious because they don’t usually go on dates during the the week. Joel was oddly absent all day and told me that he would be driving back to Dallas Thursday night so he could make his cousin’s awards ceremony. When I called him, I was absolutely certain that he wasn’t in the car on the way to Dallas! I put two and two together and thought my parents were going to pick him up from the airport and he’d probably be back at the house in an hour or two. I was so excited! I ran around the house getting pretty because I knew without a shadow of a doubt, I was about to be proposed to.
When I heard the garage door opening I ran to open the door, anxiously looking at the car. The only people I saw were my parents, I was heartbroken. At this point, I knew another weekend was going to pass without Joel proposing and I was stuck waiting! The next day my sister told me she wanted to have a girls day out, get our nails done, and afterward come home to get ready for her friend’s concert at the cathedral. We got back and I got ready but it was absolutely pouring rain outside! To the point where my mom asked us if we should still be going.
My sister shrugged her off and we left. As we pulled into the beautiful grounds of the cathedral, I got a little sad as I remembered this was where Joel and I spent part of our first date. At this point, I felt like we were on weird terms since he was refusing to propose to me before our official engagement. We parked, the rain finally had lessened a bit, and a rainbow appeared. We walked into the cathedral and I saw Joel’s brother and cousin standing in front of the closed doors of the chapel. I stopped dead in my tracks before slowly walking toward them. They both had the biggest smiles on their faces. They open the door and standing behind it was Joel with a bouquet of lilies in his hand. He walked me down the aisle of the church whispering all of the reasons he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He had a photographer on hand to capture the entire moment. We walked outside and the rainbow was just over the church. He got down on one knee and made me the happiest woman in the world!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Eating all the food!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
My wedding planner is keeping me in check!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
The layout and customization
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
The RSVP questions can make your life so much easier!
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Pick the right partner and your joy will last forever.