How We Met
We met through a mutual friend our freshman year of high school on his birthday. Our friend had a card to give to him and I vividly remember thinking how cute he was. Weeks passed and we spent a lot of time talking over Facebook (it was 2012, okay) and eventually went on a double date with his best friend to the movies. After the movie, he asked me to be his girlfriend, and we’ve been dating ever since!
How They Asked
We went to Disney over Thanksgiving with some of his family. My birthday was the week after, and he knew I was bummed to be away from my family for both Thanksgiving and my birthday. He arranged a special birthday surprise for just the two of us on our first night there, and I was so excited. We left the Magic Kingdom and went back to the hotel to change into a dress he had me buy a few weeks prior and his suit. We headed to the Grand Floridian, which is my all-time favorite Disney Resort. He took me to the marina where a Happy Birthday banner was hanging from a boat that he had rented for a private cruise for the evening. As we were boarding the boat, a photographer joined us (I was under the impression that she was a Disney photographer). We rode around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, then anchored in front of the Magic Kingdom.
We had a perfect view of the Happily Ever After fireworks, which is one of my favorite parts of Disney! A few minutes into the show, the photographer had us stand up and do a few poses.
The next thing I know, Eric was talking about our relationship over the years, and he handed me a button (like the Disney celebration buttons) that he had custom made to say “Just Engaged, Jordan + Eric 11.21.2018” and I burst into tears. He dropped to one knee and during “I See the Light” from Tangled (my favorite song/movie ever), he asked me to be his wife!
After I processed what had happened, he began explaining how he had found our photographer online, the captain of our cruise was in on the secret, and all the other little details. As we’re returning to the dock at the Grand Floridian, I hear my mom call my name and look over to see my parents and my sister! It couldn’t get any better than this. I still can’t believe I get to spend forever with this incredible man!