how they asked
Let me start this off my saying; I am impossible to surprise. At least I thought so until October 4th, 2019. Witt and Liz and everyone close in my life had to spin such an elaborate web of lies to pull this off (including Witt leaving his PHONE at his office in Memphis because, ya know, Find My Friends and… THEY DID.
It all started a couple weeks ago when our rep Mackenzie at Fullscreen emailed Liz, our manager, Andrew, and myself saying how YouTube Music was coming to Nashville to do the live acoustic music video sessions and wanted us to come do one again. She sent a batch of times to choose from, so Liz and I settled on Friday, October 4th at 11 AM. The Tuesday before, we PRACTICED with our guitar player Josh. In my head, I knew exactly what was going to happen Friday, wrong.
When Friday came around, I woke up around 5 and had trouble falling back asleep. My Ring camera in Memphis alerted me there was “motion” at the front door, so I watched the video. It was Witt, leaving the house to go workout and he had already been planning on coming to Nashville that weekend for a wedding. He told me he was going to workout the night before, so nothing seemed off. I rolled over and when back to sleep until my alarm went off at 8. I am NOT a morning person, and today was no different. I got up, showered and Liz came over to do her makeup with me. Once we were ready, I asked “Wait, did Mackenzie ever send the studio address?” Liz said, “Yeah I’ve got it! It’s literally in Music Row so it’ll take 5 minutes to get there.” In my mind I was like… sweet! I have time to get a McDonald’s Diet Coke before.
When we pulled up to the studio (well, in reality accidentally drove past it 2 times because if you’ve ever been to or live in Nashville, that’s what you do on Music Row.) Liz said, “Omg! It’s at Benchmark!” Immediately I was like “Aw, I haven’t been there since our first trip to Nashville back in 2010! I met Witt there!”
We got out of the car, and walked in. Immediately I was hesitant because it was so quiet in there, so I was standing by the door ready to run out. Liz said “Oh there!” I looked around the corner and saw Witt, standing at the end of an aisle of roses, with pictures from throughout our entire relationship lining the isle way. Right then, I knew what was about to happen.
As most girls proposed to say, “I blacked out.” LOL. I remember Witt saying “Megan McKinley Mace, will you marry me?” I said “Yes of course I will!!!!!” ️
When I turned around, I saw Lydia, my mom, Witt’s mom and Weston all walk out. I then looked down at my hand to see literally the most perfect ring I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t until about 10 minutes after the shock wore off that I started SOBBING.
I’ve never been more sure of a decision in my entire life, and this will forever live to be the biggest surprise of my entire life. Witt has been a part of my life for 10 years; a friend for 5 and my love for 5. I can’t wait to spend forever with him!
Congratulations to Megan and Witt!!!