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Joy Proposal Story: Taylor & Brian

by Cali Pitchel

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

We planned a trip through Europe in February 2016, which also happened to be our one year anniversary of “finding” each other again. We flew into Paris, took the train to Lake Geneva in Switzerland then to Zermatt, and then rode the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps (a big bucket list item for us!). We arrived in Austria, spent a few days in Innsbruck and decided to leave early for Hallstatt, Austria. On our way there we stopped by Stubaier Glacier and hiked to the top (coldest I have ever been in my life!) and after we snapped a quick pick, began our hike down to avoid frost bite. The Glacier was such a beautiful and amazing experience.

…a commitment to choose to love and serve someone for the rest of your life.

At the very top at 3200 meters we were above the clouds—where you could see dozens of mountain tops peaking up from the mist, it was a spectacular day! We then continued our journey to Hallstatt, found a lovely bed and breakfast and decided to grab dinner in the restaurant at the hotel. We were enjoyed our dinner on the lake in moonlight and I excused myself to use the ladies room. When I returned to our table there was a little pouch on my plate with a fortune sitting on top.

Brian Fortune


I picked up the fortune—it was something I had given to Brian last year when we started dating. It read “Golden investment opportunities are arising.” My last name is Golden so I thought it was cute, especially considering we were talking about our future at the time. I said to Brian, “You kept this?” He answered, “Well, what do you think the meaning is behind it?” I then opened the pouch to find my great grandmothers wedding ring—which is very special to me and what I had ideally wanted for my engagement ring.

At that moment he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I think you can guess the answer!

What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

Buying our home together, where the wedding will take place.


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

We focus on the marriage, not the wedding.

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

Easy to use—and does everything we need!

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

It’s a great way to communicate every detail to your guests, as well as save money on invites and save the dates by going digital!

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

That means focus on what the wedding is about—about a commitment to choose to love and serve someone for the rest of your life, whether you feel like it or not. It’s that dedication and fulfilling that promise, that will create joy.


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