Joy Proposal Story: Odell & Priscilla

    How did the two of you meet?

    We met while we were both stationed in Europe, in the military.

    How long have you been together?

    We’ve been together for 13 years!
    Here we are 10 years later…still full of joy!

    Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

    We were stationed in Atlanta, GA and we were at Odell’s military going away (we were getting stationed in VA) so during his awards ceremony speech, he called me to the front and got on one knee in front of the whole army company and proposed! March 2007 we got married in Charlottesville VA (Justice of Peace). No one was there but us, so this is our 10 year renewal!

    Photographer: Hanifa Smith

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

    Since we have been through “life..deployments…life…ups/downs” we know each others weaknesses and strong points. We balance that well, and it helps with the planning. I am happy its not just me planning! Odell is very helpful with ideas, etc.

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

    It’s user friendly and I love the options! I love that the app is nice as well as the web version.

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

    The RSVP questions! It helps collect information in one place.

    Photographer: Hanifa Smith

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

    We can attest to that! Here we are 10 years later…still full of joy! So maybe in our case we are “rejoicing” 🙂



    Cali Pitchel

    Cali Pitchel is Joy’s Director of Marketing. She lives in San Francisco with her soon-to-be-husband and three houseplants. She was born in Boston, raised in Arizona, is a voracious reader, a lover of the great outdoors, and a photography junkie.




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