- Miss Sweet Pea
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
We have a wedding website (like everyone else!) and I have been BEGGING Fiance to write out the story. It is so much better to hear it from him, when you can hear all of the work that was put into this! He is amazing 🙂
Also just to let everyone know before reading this, the Grape Bowl is the football stadium in the town where we live! Enjoy 🙂
From Fiance :
To do this proposal’s description justice, I need to start from the beginning. Danielle and I met at the Grape Bowl for the very first time. Admittedly, we were trespassing, but it is where we met nonetheless. From there on we became best friends and began dating. So, this brings us to the night of the proposal. I thought it would be quite fitting to bring her back to where we first met to ask her to marry me. So, that’s what I did. After lots of planning, scheduling, and close calls, the night approached. I didn’t sleep at all the night before, so I was exhausted on September 27th. I can vividly remember laying in bed next to my soon-to-be fiancée. My mind was racing, going over the plan, and she lay there, absolutely clueless. She left for work that morning, so I took off to go get the last of the preparations ready. I went and picked up the banners I had made the day before, and made plenty of phone calls to friends and family. Four o’clock rolled around, and I had to pretend to be at work so I could get everything set up. Everyone at work was in on it just in case Danielle happened to drop by to see me that day. Well, she just happened to actually drop by to bring me a smoothie. I obviously wasn’t around, so my co-workers had to lie to her and tell her I was very busy, driving all around town. A good friend, and my father came down to the Grape Bowl to help me set up the banners. After that was done, we got the music queued up and ready to go. Then we simply waited for the phone call that Danielle was at the front gate. Danielle was convinced that she was going to dinner with her friend (to get her dressed up). However, her friend needed to stop and “pick up something that had been left at the Grape Bowl a few nights earlier.” I sat at the bottom of the Grape Bowl, hiding, and waiting. I could hear the phone ring through the microphone that was going to play the music, and I knew she was there. Our song began playing, and I could finally see her. I seriously couldn’t believe that it was happening. I will always vividly remember the feeling, and the moment before I proposed. Danielle was walking the outer perimeter of the football stadium, reading the banners while our song played over the speakers. She began to descend onto the field, where I waited, right in the center. We made eye contact as she stepped onto the turf. She approached, we hugged, we kissed. I whispered into her hear, got onto my knee, and put the ring on her finger. I will admit that I had trouble, we were both shaking. We headed home, and I had another surprise ready for her. I knew she would want to call and tell all of her friends and family, so I arranged for them all to be at the house when we returned. I did it this way so it would be as fresh as it possibly could be. Those that couldn’t be there in person, joined us via FaceTime and Skype. We were all together, telling stories, smiling, laughing, and enjoying the night.