Stefani and Rollen's Surprise Puppy Proposal

How We Met: We met at the gym by my house. He worked there, so I was forced to make the first move! At the time, I was substitute teaching at a high school and they needed chaperons for the prom. So for our first date, I asked him to go to prom with me and he said yes! We hit it off right away and have been together ever since. Image 1 of Stefani and Rollen's Surprise Puppy Proposal Image 2 of Stefani and Rollen's Surprise Puppy Proposal

how they asked: Fast forward two years and he took me to a park to meet up with a couple friends of ours. When we got there, I saw something little and black moving around in the grass. As we walked up to our friends, he says, “Oh my gosh! They got a puppy!” It was the cutest little ball of fur I’ve ever seen! I ran up to say hello, looked at her dog tag and it said, “Will you marry me?” It turns out she was our puppy! The puppy I had been asking for for over a year. (We just renewed our lease in April and our landlord said no to a dog…at least to me. Secretly behind my back, Rollen and the landlord had been emailing and he was in on the whole thing!) When I turned around, he was on one knee. With his voice cracking and my hands shaking, he asked me to be his wife. Of course I said yes! Who can say no to a puppy?

We decided to go celebrate at a bar near our house and when we got there, all of our family and friends were waiting for a surprise engagement party. Everyone had known of his brilliant proposal plan and I was so happy to be celebrating the beginning of our lives together with everyone we love!

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Photography by Adam Kennedy Photography