Proposal: From Stephanie’s Perspective:
“The first year Nate and I moved in together my parents bought us an amazing 8 foot Christmas tree as a gift. It fit and looked beautiful in our living room. The next year we moved out of that house into a smaller apartment. Sadly the tree wouldn’t fit into our current living room so we borrowed a little “Charlie Brown” tree from a friend to use for the holidays. I’d been pretty bummed about not being able to have our first tree up again that year.
I came home from work one night to an early Christmas gift, Nate knew how bummed I was about not being able to have our tree, so he went to Mason Farms and bought a real tree and decorated it with beads, bulbs and lights up to the star on top! He led me into the backyard where he had Christmas lights hung on the back patio wall and the tree was in the middle of the back yard. He figured out a way to give me the big tree I wanted after all!
As I was thanking him for the amazing gift, he took off his hat, dropped it to the ground and knelt down on it and began to propose, I was speechless, which is a first for me (ha). It was snowing out and the wind was blowing really hard that evening and knocked the tree over in the middle of his proposal! At the same time that was going on, flashes of light were coming from the tree in the back yard, (our roommate was hiding and taking pictures). By the end of everything we were laughing, hugging, and crying. The proposal was very thoughtful, sweet and at the same time comical which is very us, making it absolutely perfect!”
Ceremony & Reception- Nick’s Place
DJ- Greg Anderson
Flowers- Gerlachs Floral
Dress- Bridal Elegance
Bridesmaid Dresses- David’s Bridal
Amanda and Joe both met through mutual friends. The most monumental point that helped them come together was when their friend, Scott Brotka, literally picked Amanda up and placed her in front of Joe and said “Happy Birthday”. They’ve been head over heels for each other ever since!
Proposal, from Amanda’s perspective:
Thursday, October 31, 2013 was the most romantic night of my life. I was under the impression that we were going to a cocktail party on Halloween night. Turns out Joe had an elaborate proposal planned. I walked out to a beautiful display of pumpkins carved with the words “Will you marry me?” Our song was playing in the background and when I heard it I began to figure out what was going on. There was a runway lit with votive candles and then Joe came walking up beyond the pillars like on the show The Bachelorette. I was handed three roses and told to walk down the runner. Then Joe began to give his speech in the most calm and cool manner. He proposed like a true gentleman on one knee and I said Yes! He had me so convinced that I was there for his work Halloween party that after he proposed I asked “Is there still a party” Haha!
Ceremony & Reception- Peek ‘n Peak
DJ- Millennium Sound
Flowers- Rosebud Flower Shop
Cake- It Takes The Cake
Hair & Makeup- Callista Salon
Jason and Tiffany both went to High School together and work together for a short time at TGIFridays. After time goes by, Tiffany moved to Arizona and Jason went into the Navy and was stationed in New Orleans. In 2008, Tiffany found Jason on Myspace and they started talking. Eventually she would go and visit him in New Orleans and feel deeply in love. After Jason completed him time in the Navy he moved to Arizona. They spent their time just hanging out, going for drinks and games, floating on the lake in the summers, and traveling when they got a chance… On Friday, November 16th, 2012, Jason surprised Tiffany with a dinner cruise around the San Diego Bay. After dinner he asked her to join him on the viewing deck where he got down on one knee and asked Tiffany to marry him. She was ecstatic, said yes and started crying. Best night ever!
Ceremony & Reception- Contemporary Log Homes
DJ- Lisa Keating
Catering- 3b’s Saloon
Decor- Presque Isle Rentals
Dress- David’s Bridal
Tux- American Commodore