Joy Proposal Story: Patrice & Timothy

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

    In the stairwell of the apartment, I lived in when we started dating. He took me to a romantic dinner and afterward as we were driving, he told me not to worry about where we were going next, so I didn’t. (He knows his way around this town, remember?) When we arrived at my old complex I was bewildered, I haven’t lived there for several years. He said he knew, but we had made a lot of memories there and he just wanted to go back and look around. The stairwell is the place we spent the first few months of our time together, from our first kiss to the first time we said I love you. We stood in the stairwell, talking about old times and he mentioned that we had made a lot of memories there. He then said that it made him think about my grandmother’s legacy (It would have been her 82nd birthday) and that he wanted to be part of that forever. I said, “Ok, what does that mean?”
    He dropped to his knee and my mouth stopped working. I’m fairly certain he had to ask me to marry him more than once for me to process what was happening! I said yes and I’ve been giggling ever since!

    Melinda Heaton

    What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

    All of the details that make it very special to us. Building our website, taking pictures, planning the music!

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

    A lot of prayers, exercise, and playing with our dogs. Sometimes we plan days where we step away from the planning so we can just breathe a bit.

    Melinda Heaton

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

    The freedom we have to make it unique and reflective of us.

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

    Take advantage of all the fun aspects that Joy has to offer. You can really use the site to share your joy with those you love!

    Melinda Heaton

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

    Even though there is so much tedium involved in planning the wedding, you should be doing it because you have the privilege of sharing the rest of your life with someone who brings you joy. At the end of your wedding day, you’re embarking on the next joy-filled phase of your life!

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