Lydia and Bo
how we met
My mom is a teacher, and when I was going into the second grade, she transferred to teach at a school closer to our house. Luckily, I was able to move schools with her. There, I met Bo. We finished out school in almost the same class every year!
how they asked
I told Bo, “When I show you a ring, you will know that I am ready to get married.” I waited until I graduated college and gained my first job as a pre-k teacher. Finally, he talked me into going to the jewelry store one day after work. I picked out the ring that I absolutely loved! So, I knew a proposal was coming, but I had no idea when. On October 14th, Lexi Wolfe texted me. She is a photographer in our area with a growing business! She said she wanted Bo and me to model for a “Fall Mini Session” as advertisement for Lexi Wolfe Photography. I am always down for having amazing photos, so I told her we would love to! Little did I know my boyfriend and Lexi were planning a surprise proposal behind my back! Lexi and I texted back and forth all week about outfit ideas, and Bo, Lexi, my mom, and my sister-in-law texted all week making a game plan on the proposal. The weather forecast said it was going to rain all day, but Bo meant he would be proposing on Saturday, October 19th, RAIN OR SHINE! On October 19th, I cleaned the house all morning for my mom’s “birthday party.” I then showered and got ready for the “Fall Mini Session.” It was rainy and wet outside, so my dad wrapped up my new boots in Dollar General bags. Lexi told us to meet her down the road at my aunt and uncle’s horse barn. The elderly people of my community say this old horse barn was where sharecroppers lived and worked for many years. When we arrived, I was in awe of the transformation of that old barn! My family had completely flipped the inside of it! Little did I know Bo was in on all of this!! The details were so pretty; a hay couch was made, lights were strung throughout the room, and pumpkins of all colors, shapes, and sizes were EVERYWHERE! Lexi took several photos as Bo was saying silly stuff to make me laugh. After some photos were taken Lexi said, “I think it would be cute if Lydia held that white pumpkin! Bo, hand it to her!” Bo handed the white pumpkin to me, and the letters on the front said “Will You Marry Me?” By the time I looked up, he was down on one knee, and he asked the question. I of course said YES!! It was the sweetest and most perfect moment. I am so happy Lexi was there to capture it. We finished the session by her taking photos of us as a newly engaged couple! We were so giddy! There was more in store for the night though. Bo drove me home, and all of our friends and family were there to celebrate with us! My mom’s “birthday party” was our “surprise engagement party!” It was definitely a night that I will never forget.