“Elegant, romantic, abundant, spectacular, FUN.” That’s how our lovely, classic bride Victoria summed up her wedding day! Together, she and Nick, her sweet groom, planned a fairy tale wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau whose regal navy and gold color scheme and rich details were straight out of a storybook, as was Penny, the full-lace gown Victoria chose.
To make this gorgeous celebration filled with love and laughter happen, though, Nick had to propose, and his sweet plans were transformed into a charming ask straight out of a classic rom-com!
How did your sweetie propose?
“Nick’s proposal was very intimate and sweet, but also not without some laughs along the way. I was leaving work on a rainy Friday night in December, and had texted Nick to decide what we would be doing for dinner. He told me he had decided to cook that night (not out of the ordinary because he is an amazing cook) and to come to his house.
When I arrived for dinner there were a few indications that this night was going to be “different.” For starters, the house was completely empty, or at least I thought (we were both living at home with our families at the time, so a quiet dinner alone was a rare anomaly) – I’m pretty sure Nick may have bribed his family to leave us alone for a few hours. Secondly, he made me a delicious meal, paired with the “fancy wine” that we only drink on special occasions, and my favorite dessert. I spent the entire dinner feeling anxious for what was going to happen.
So we have dinner… and I’m waiting, and waiting, and waiting…. we finish dinner and he says, “Ok let’s go watch TV” – so we head up to his room for our usual Friday night Netflix binge. At this point, I was thrown off and thought that maybe what I thought was going to happen was not happening that night. In the middle of an episode of “The Office”, Nick starts talking about our relationship, etc, building up to that proposal moment, and right before he is about to pop the question his nephew, Sean, burst through the door of his room and said, “Whatcha guys doing???” Nick “politely” told him to get out, and let out a deep sigh and said, “It was almost perfect….” So he starts over again, leading up to this amazing moment, and right before he’s about to propose for the second time, his sister walked through the door of his room to talk to us. Poor Nick couldn’t catch a break, and I just sat there laughing hysterically with each interruption. At that point, Nick turned and handed me the ring box and said “…here.” In between the laughs and tears Nick asked me to make him the happiest man in the world. I love telling the story of his proposal because the entire experience was just so authentic to our relationship, and our perfectly imperfect life together.”