Annicka and Jake

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How We Met

Jake and I met when we both worked and attended college together at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. We knew each from working together at a local bar but didn’t really notice one another until we both had a night off and ran into one another at a local bar. Jake tried to buy myself and a few of our coworkers a shot but didn’t realize that the bar only accepted cash. I had to pay for the round of drinks. Jake was so embarrassed but I thought it was hilarious. The rest is history.

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how they asked

Jake and I had been dating for a little over four years at that point and I was beginning to believe that he may never propose. Every trip and fancy dinner we went to I expected him to propose and would even go get my nails done! When I traveled to Vegas with my mother and sister I did not expect it at all! I was there to support my sister while she competed at the Miss United States Pageant. I had asked Jake to come along but he insisted that he would not be able to get the time off work. I was really bummed about that because I always felt like Vegas was our place. It didn’t feel right traveling there without him. On the last day of our trip my mother told my sister and I that she had booked family photos to be done at Caesars Palace.

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When we arrived I was surprised by not only Jake but his entire family who had flown in to witness Jake popping the question! It was magical and over the top especially for Jake! I was so surprised Jake had to ask me to marry him twice before I answered!

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Special Thanks

Tara Long Photography
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