Mike and Nikki
how they asked: I am a total tomboy — haven’t had my nails done in years, I’m mostly found in jeans and a tee and I am always found on a basketball court so my then boyfriend decided to plan a day filled with things I would never do for myself. It started in the morning when I thought I was picking him up for a family gathering but little did I know I wasn’t spending the day with him but that instead he had arranged for me to meet with different friends throughout the day and with each friend a different surprise. When I went to the door to pick him up, my first clue was taped to the door that instructed me to knock on the door. Inside was my future sister in-law and one of my oldest/best friends!
They then sat me down and played a video my Fiancé had made for me. It was a video of 25 of my closest friends and relatives sharing the most sweet and loving words about me. I totally sobbed through the entire thing! For each stop I was given a clue for what I would be doing and whom he had planned for me to meet and share that time with. It started with brunch, then I was instructed to pick out a dress for the night from my favorite store, Free People. Then he paid for my friend and I to get our nails done, then met older wise friends for marriage advice and a coffee pick me up, then off to the Dry Bar to get my hair done, followed by drinks with my closest girlfriends. After that, he even planned for me to get ready at a friends house where he had my dress I bought that morning hanging up, makeup/shoes/accessories laid out and even included some time to relax (even though I was too excited and anxious to relax!).
After getting ready, I was blindfolded and when we arrived at the destination (his grandma’s house) I finally got to see him… And 75 of our closest friends and family!! He decorated this gazebo with lights, my favorite flowers and pictures from the last 7 years of our relationship and that was where he got down on one knee and I said “YES.” The night didn’t end there because we got to celebrate our engagement with all of those that shared that special moment with us. It was the proposal straight into a full on engagement party! It was the best day of my life and I am beyond blessed.