I cannot believe that it has already been a year since Logan and I got engaged, time sure does fly when you are spending it with your absolute best friend. Today, I am sharing our proposal story with you! It was the best day shared with all of our friends and family!
A year ago today, Logan and I were just a few weeks away from graduating college at Oklahoma State University. As graduation was approaching, I was fully anticipating a proposal shortly before or after graduation. I have been very skeptical of Logan’s upcoming plans and have been overthinking everything he said or did to try and figure out when it could possibly be! I have no idea how he did it, but I was completely surprised. Because he knew that I was expecting it, he had to start the “Proposal Day” off somewhere casual where I would not think twice about going; Papa John’s. I am the biggest pizza lover, and Logan and I often would order pizza and watch our favorite Netflix series for our date night. He texted me and said that he had ordered a pizza for us, but he was still tied up with his group project for school, and asked if I would pick it up for us. I agreed and did not think anything of it!
When I arrived at Papa John’s, I walked in to see two of my best friends from High School, Logan’s twin brother, and friend who was capturing the moment. I immediately started bawling, because I knew exactly what was happening! They handed me a note that said “Friends and pizza are the best way to start a Sunday. Go home and put some nice clothes on and I will see you soon!”
The whole way home I was thinking, “what I could possibly wear?” Little did I know, Logan had every detail planned. When I arrived home all of my friends were there with a new outfit, my makeup, and curling iron all ready for me! We all talked while getting ready and it was a moment I will always cherish. After I was completely ready, I was then given another note that said “Wow! You look beautiful! There is only one problem, the nails!” I then went to a nail salon where I was greeted by two more of my friends!
Then, I was instructed to go to LifeChurch. I was immediately confused because I knew that there was a service starting soon, as it was a Sunday evening. When I arrived there, my entire immediately family was waiting for me. This was such a special moment for me, because Logan knew that I wanted my family to be apart of it. Since we had been dating for so long, there are so many special people that were a part of our relationship, so it was so meaningful to have those people involved in the day. I was then given another note that said “This place has played such a big part in our relationship, and I thought it would be special to be here one last time with your family. Also, tell your parents thank you for raising the woman of my dreams.” You can only imagine how hard I am crying at this point!!! I was then driven to the Botanical Garden. I had never been here but when I arrived it was so beautiful, not to mention Logan timed it perfectly with the sunset. I walked along a path until I could see Logan at a distance. When I finally saw him we both started crying. He immediately began saying the sweetest words and asked me to be his wife, which I barely remember… The whole“blacking out” during proposal is real! Shortly after, both of our families gathered around. They were watching the whole thing from a distance. Following the proposal, Logan had planned a sweet engagement party for us to celebrate! It was such a special day to share with each and every one of my loved ones, friends and family! A year later, I am thankful for photos and memories that Logan and I get to relive!