Kelli and Anthony's Super Sweet Proposal
Saturday, April 11th, we woke up and it was like any other Saturday when he flew in to visit. We sat on the back porch while I drank coffee (he’s more of a diet coke type of person) and he asked if we’d like to get lunch. After a quick lunch at my favorite restuarant, he pulled up to a nail salon, and said he wanted me to get my nails painted. Anthony has always been thoughtful and it was our 14 month anniversary, so I didn’t see anything out of the norm with this.
We went back home after and he suddenly said he was going to leave to get a little surprise, and for me to relax while I waited. I gladly agreed (a surprise plus I get to relax? yes please) and decided to lie down for a nap, quickly waking to a knock on my door with my best friend holding Starbucks-don’t get me wrong, she’s sweet and thoughtful, but this was strange. I then noticed all of his belongings were gone! I finally drove her crazy enough for her to tell me I had a “nice little surprise” coming, but not until after we ran an errand for her. I put a pretty little dress on for the occasion and off we went! Our errand was to pick up something from our friend who is a security guard at this lovely hotel downtown, The Remington.
We pulled up and I followed her up the winding staircase, when I heard a violin and saw the crimson velvet curtains draped closed. My heart immediately started racing as I thought, “surely this isn’t happening?!” I entered the curtains and saw the love of my life looking more handsome than I have ever seen. (He rented a hotel room at the Remington to get dressed up without my knowing.) I looked and saw my best friend-with Andy Roberts Photography- standing with his camera, smiling, who motioned for me to walk in.
I was surrounded by candles, there was the largest most beautiful bouquet of flowers beside him, and live music behind him. He spoke the most beautiful poetic words to me while I laughed, cried, and shook, and then it happened! He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
After I kissed him and said “YES!” with the ring (ROCK) on my finger, my parents came up to join us and we all shared a dinner he had catered to the hotel. The word magical doesn’t even come close.
I love him, I love him, I love him!
Photos by Andy Roberts Photography