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        Sunday, I had brunch with a wonderful couple who is getting married one week before I am. We shared our engagement stories and they were both magical and hilarious. With a huge thanks to cameras and iPhones, we have beautiful photos so we remember the magical moments a little bit more than the hilarity.

        I made my engagement as difficult as possible…

        February 13th, 2016:

        The morning Kyle asked me to marry him, I was supposed to go take photos of a house that a local realtor had for sale. The homeowner forgot to leave the key, so I had the morning off. With that time I decided to go buy a new shirt, do my hair and makeup and set the tone for the day. It was 8 o’clock in the morning and I am never up and caffeinated that early. Duh.

        My roommate woke up and was legit furious that I looked pretty. He was like, “What in the hell is going on? Why are you dressed up?” I was in leggings and tunic… Excuuuuuse me! I was so confused.

        Kyle woke up and went to work. We both have iPhones and he stopped sharing his location, which sent me a notification, which prompted me to text him… He didn’t respond. He came home hours later and I was pissed. We had plans to “surprise” Chuck’s wife, Stephanie, with family photos and he was running late. We went to drop our son off at my mom’s and I realized I was wearing house shoes. Now we are even more late. I borrowed a pair of too small boots from my mom and we left. He didn’t talk to me the entire ride and was mindlessly scrolling through Twitter and not responding to a single thing I said. I was for sure being a jerk. Fun.

        The Setup:

        I was supposed to be taking photos of Chuck and his wife. The story was that Stephanie didn’t know and I was supposed to be like, “SURPRISE! Get in front of the camera!” When we got down to the field at the park behind Gilcrease, Chuck asked me if he could try my new lens. I reluctantly agreed.

        Kyle and I walked out into the sunlight and he put me into a prom pose, where he was standing behind me with his hands around my waist. The entire time I kept say, “This is stupid. This isn’t going to be a good photo! At least let me pose us!” Chuck couldn’t get the new lens to focus with the sun behind us. I was getting irritated and told Chuck to let me take some photos of him and Stephanie… for the surprise. When I started to walk over he and Stephanie started yelling NO NO NO NO! Stephanie grabbed his camera from around his neck and started snapping. I looked over and Kyle was down on one knee.

        My wonderful response:

        “NO WAY! NO WAY! NO WAY!” I think I eventually said yes. He gave me the ring box and we kissed and cried and hugged and kissed some more.

        I looked down at the ring and it was the exact ring I wanted. I had sent him an email a few months before saying that, if he ever decided to marry me, I wanted this particular ring. Seeing that he got me that ring made me cry even more. It was so magical and beautiful.

        We left and called everyone, ate dinner, made it Facebook official, and ended up at the bar where we met. It was such a perfect night from the perfect man.

        Hiccups are what make relationships stronger. If there hadn’t been at least one tiny hiccup in my engagement, I think I would have been worried. Next month, this man will be my husband. Forever. After all of our hiccups. He has made the the happiest bride in history.


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