Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
I left to babysit for a couple hours in the morning. When I got home, Jason told me to get ready because we were going to Charleston’s for dinner. He told me that his aunt gave him a gift card for Christmas. (We go there pretty often so I did not think much of it. Plus, it meant I didn’t have to cook that night!) He put on a button down and slacks, which is one of his favorite things to wear, so again, I didn’t think anything of it. He was really rushing me while I was getting ready so from the start, I was pretty annoyed with him. Then as we’re leaving he told me I have to drive. The whole time at dinner he was on his phone (little did I know he was checking with my friend who was setting up the proposal). After dinner, I insisted that we go home but he told me we were going to look at Christmas lights in OKC. We drove around for about an hour or so then stopped for coffee. At this point, I was very irritated and just wanted to go home because he had been checking his phone all night! He then agreed that we should head home. We pulled in the drive way and through the window, I noticed our Christmas tree was lit up. (Which infuriated me because all our roommates were gone and that is a huge fire hazard!) We got out of the car and I heard our dogs in the backyard. I stormed to the front door and noticed Jason was shaking trying to unlock the door. He finally got the door open and brought me inside. Leading from the front door to the living room, were rose petals on the ground. Our living room was filled with candles and pictures of us throughout our relationship. On our mantel roses spelled out “Marry Me”. He lead me into the living room and gave his speech, got down on one knee, and asked me to be his wife. After a few minutes, my friend popped out from behind the counter, she was able to record the entire thing for us!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Choosing our wedding playlist!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
We stay sane by taking a day (or two if needed) and not talking about the wedding. We can so easily be wrapped up in the craziness of planning and day-to-day life stressors. This is the time in our lives that will only last for a little while, so we try to sit back and enjoy this exciting time together.
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Answer all the ‘Our Story’ questions! It is so fun to sit down together and answer them all. It gives you time as a couple to look back on your relationship and see how much you have grown together.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
I believe you find joy in being with your partner. Your wedding day marks the beginning of a new adventure that will bring a lifetime of joy together!