Shannon and Candace

How We Met

Candace and I have been together for 5 years. Since day one, she has ALWAYS been anti-marriage. Whenever I’d bring it up, it was always never in the question. Which I had accepted and was happy with just being together, committed and in love.

How They Asked

We were on a family vacation with her side of the family (23 of us!) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We had just gone parasailing and we had just gotten off the boat that brought us back to shore. We were standing around chatting with the family about the parasailing when she pulled me aside to take a picture.

Shannon and Candace's Engagement in Punta Cana

We posed for a few pictures and then when I thought we were finished I started to walk away, when I looked back, she was down on one knee.

At first, I thought she was just pulling my leg. When I finally realized she was proposing I was in so much shock the only words I could say was “are you serious? Are you serious?”. I turn to her parents and they’re holding a “Will you marry me?” banner on the beach.

To say it was perfect, would be an understatement.