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HOW WE MET:
We met at the Big Sean concert in 2011 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Oh. My girlfriends and I started talking to Joe and his friends at the concert. The rest is history! 🙂
Leading up to the proposal Joe went ring shopping a month before and asked my parents for their blessing. A week out from the proposal Joe had my best friend start reaching out to our friends letting them know they needed to be in Columbus on Saturday for a surprise proposal party! Little did I know they were rushing to get everyone to town and prep for this surprise. I had absolutely no idea and I am so grateful they planned such an epic surprise.
Joe proposed on October 13th, 2018. A few prior he told me we were invited to his company’s party/award ceremony. I am the planner in this relationship so he was smart to put something on our calendar in advance lol! The day came and we headed to Cosi where the company party was being held, we pulled up to the backside of Cosi, to Genoa Park. The park runs along the Scioto River and overlooks the Columbus skyline, it’s beautiful! Two of his coworkers were there and asked if we wanted a photo before we went inside. Then Joe grabbed a book that was sitting on a statue, the book had a photo of us on the cover and was titled “our story so far”. My heart skipped a beat, I was suddenly freaking out. We looked through the book, it was full of sweet words and lots of photos of all the memories we had together so far. At the end of the book it read “I think it’s time our family becomes one and your dad agrees” with a photo of my dad and him on the day he asked for my parents blessing. I was balling, of course! Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him (still freaking out). We took more photos and he said we could head back to our apartment and that we would be seeing friends later that night. Then the second best part happened, we walked into our apartment, lights off, Taylor Swift Love Story playing, then the lights went on and our family and friends yelled congrats! I cried even more! Seriously the best feeling to be able to share such a special day with your favorite people!
Photography: The Jacksons Photography | Location: Kingwood Center Gardens | Attire: White Dress – Vamp Official, Tan Dress – Fabrik Easton