Emily woke up on the morning of January 30th, 2015 and went to the kitchen. There was one dozen roses on her kitchen table and one dozen on her coffee table. She read the note on the kitchen table. It told her she had an appointment at 11:45 (and the address) and a Chipotle (Emily’s favorite) order to pick up at 1:30.
Excited, she went off to the spa for her appointment. She picked up her Chipotle order right after, as instructed, and headed home. To her surprise, her apartment was completely different. There were two more bouquets of roses. There were rose petals everywhere and candles lit. A place setting was all set up for her to enjoy her lunch with. Her favorite show was on Netflix on the TV, ready to hit play. There was another note on the kitchen table. It told her to relax and that Kyle would be on the street at 4:15 to pick her up.
As she was relaxing and getting dressed, she discovered notes everywhere, including a note on what Kyle was wearing so she knew what to plan for.
Just as she was done getting ready and about to head downstairs, Kyle texted her about the location of another note. There was a Bible with a page marked by a white rose and a note about their faith. The Bible verse highlighted was the Corinthians verse on love.
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails;”
Emily went downstairs at 4:15 to see a limo. The driver opened the door, and there was Kyle (finally)! The two headed off to Ohio State’s campus. There is a tradition at Ohio State where couples walk the straight path down the middle of the Oval, holding hands. If no one crosses their path, they will be together forever. Emily and Kyle took that walk before heading off to mirror lake and other places on their bucket list to visit before graduation in May 2015.
Afterwards, they headed to Goodale Park. They walked along the pond and went into the gazebo. That’s where Kyle got down on one knee. The sun was just starting to go down, and it was so beautiful and snowy.
“….and now I have to ask you: Emily Marie Oberhaus, will you marry me?”
He had photographers there to capture the moment. They went on a 40 minute ride in the limo to drink champagne and go to their last destination, which was dinner at their favorite place: Hyde Park Steakhouse.
Photos by Alex Broadstock Photography