Joy Proposal Story: Stacie & Joash

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

    I had once mentioned to Joash that I feel most at peace when I’m in the mountains, nature is spiritual for me. After hearing this, Joash had decided that he needed to build me a garden on the tiny balcony patio of our apartment. So we decided to commemorate our first anniversary by purchasing trees, to start our garden. He chose a beautiful dwarf nectarine tree, which he affectionately named Nancy. I picked out a bushy and sturdy Bosnian pine, which I aptly named Boz. We knew that Nancy would give us fruit, and Boz would give us shade. We later filled up our garden with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and other plants. A couple months later, our garden was flourishing! Joash asked me to help him water the garden and I leisurely watered various plants before I made my way to Boz, our pine tree. There, nestled on a branch, was a sparkly ring. Joash proposed at that moment, and I said, “Yes!”

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    What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

    Exploring various checklists and ideas online to decide the kind of wedding we want! It’s all very personal and sometimes intimate, like choosing a ceremony site or deciding on a style for the wedding. This is all part of our story that we will share for years to come.

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

    I didn’t dream about my wedding or being married when I was a child. I’m approaching this from a fresh and sensible perspective! I try to tell myself that nobody needs a wedding. People elope every day and I like to remind myself of the reason why I want a wedding. The reason is to celebrate my commitment to my partner and for everyone we love to witness the love we share. Also to say to my family and friends, “Hey, meet my husband! He’s awesome!” and then party on into the night. As long as I can do those things, everything else is icing on the cake!

    J. Juarez Photography

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

    Use the suggested pages for your site to expand the scope of information for your guests. Also, don’t be afraid to ask Joy staff for help.

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

    There is a lasting joy that comes from a wedding by sharing memories of the day with my partner, guests, and future generations! I believe that feeling joy is a choice. By choosing to remember and describe the joy of your wedding for years to come, you are experiencing that joy over and over again.

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