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Joy Proposal Story: Samer & Dana

by Kelsey Vickers
Joy Proposal Story: Samer & Dana

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

The proposal was the day after Samer’s birthday. Samer was holding a “birthday party” at a favorite spot in Beirut Antika Bar. The party was all a decoy for the proposal and Dana fell for it. After the cake cutting, a bouquet of flowers arrived for Samer. Dana was so confused as to why someone would get him a bouquet! The card in the bouquet read, “These are not for Samer, they are for Dana”, and as she was reading the card, he got on one knee. With the help of his friends and family, they held up signs that said, “Will You Marry Me?” She said, “Yes!” before throwing herself on him in disbelief.

What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

The honeymoon! All in all, it’s been great getting to understand the other’s sense of style and design. We both have similar visions and believe it’s important that our guests have a blast.

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

We exercise regularly and practice acro yoga! Although, let’s be honest… we aren’t all that sane!

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

We love the design and how organized it is! It’s also given us a moment to reflect on our story together, and also on our big day!

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

Joy is useful as a planning tool just as much as it is a website. Give yourself a couple of hours to sit through the questions and answer them together. Afterall, reflecting calms the nerves and creates fresh perspective!

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

Joy is always remembering our journey together and being grateful for it. It means staying connected to the excitement, even after we’ve reached the destination. It means setting new destinations and keeping our hearts adventurous.

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