How we met: I had just moved to Birmingham and was in between jobs – we got hired on at the same company and met at orientation. We kept laughing and joking with each other. I just considered him a good friend, but finally one night all of us had made plans to go to IHOP after work, and I had invited Chris…turns out everyone bailed, but Chris still wanted to go with me. We talked and laughed for hours, and when we left at like 1am he finally asked me for my number! Our first date we went to his college campus and toured, and then sat by the lake and talked for a while. When he brought me home, he walked me to the door and introduced himself to my dad. He later would ask my dad for permission to court me, and the rest is history!
how they asked: I had worked earlier that day, and Chris had been texting me asking if I wanted to do something that evening. Of course I accepted, and he told me that he would pick me up around 8 o’clock and to look my best. So I rushed home and spent what seemed like 3 hours getting ready, until I finally heard a knock on my apartment door. There was Chris standing there with a beautiful stargazer lily (my favorite) in a suit. He walked me down to the car and we were on our way!
We started off the evening going to one of my favorite Italian restaurants in town, Macaroni Grill (yes I know it’s a chain, but it’s still good!), where we ordered a bottle of wine and some amazing food! We were going to have desert but Chris said that we had to go because we needed to be somewhere; when I asked him where we were going he told me to trust him, then blindfolded me once we got in the car. This is when I knew something was up!
I feel the car stop and he gets me out of the car (still blindfolded) and we walk for a bit. At this point, I’m freaking out because I can’t see anything. He tells me to step up here, turn left there, oh and watch out there’s a step up here! So I notice that it got really windy all of a sudden! He then tells me I can take off the blindfold and oh my gosh I open my eyes to the most beautiful birmingham night skyline I have ever seen!
I immediately lost my breath! The view was breaktaking! We stood there for a moment and took the view in before he turned to me and said, “Angelica Noel Scotz, I’ve brought you here to the top of the world to tell you something. I love you, and I have been looking for you my entire life. I know that you have been in your tower for a long time waiting for a prince to come save you, and I want to tell you that I’m here now and you never have to be alone in that tower again. I can’t imagine my life without you. Will you marry me?”
He pulled out the ring, and I immediately started crying and screaming “YES!! YES!! YES!!”
September 6, 2012 will be a day that I will never forget! We said “I do!” in front of close family and friends on May 15, 2013 and it couldn’t have been more perfect!