Sarah and Dana

How We Met

I manage a janitorial company that just so happened to work at a school Dana taught first grade at. I asked someone the first day of work for the new school year who the cute red, curly-haired girl was. We both had partners at the time so we were just friends, but both eventually became single and it was magic ever since.

Side note: Dana called me Ashley for the first two weeks after we met and I didn’t correct her. I was just glad she was talking to me.

How They Asked

I got our friend Kate to trick Dana into thinking she was going to happy hour, but drop her off instead to me standing on a bridge on Bayou St. John in New Orleans where I was standing there waiting to propose. Dana is from Pennsylvania so I got her whole family, two nephews included, to fly down and surprise her at an after-party with friends and my family, also. Even though we live in New Orleans, we stayed in a hotel in the French Quarter. It was a dream.

Wedding Proposal Ideas in New Orleans

Sarah and Dana's Engagement in New Orleans

Special Thanks

Renee Ducote
 | Photographer