Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The Proposal

winter proposal with Christmas lights, Ryan Martin and Leslie Lukens, engagement

The Proposal {Leslie's Version}:

December 22, 2012.  Ryan had convinced me that he'd volunteered us to pose for some photos to help his friend who was trying to build his photography portfolio. During the "photo shoot," I turned around to find Ryan down on one knee holding a very sparkly diamond and started crying before he even said a word. There are two statements I remember him saying: 1) "I knew from the moment I first met you in Dallas," and 2) "I'd just like to ask you Question #1000, 'Will you marry me?'" Turns out his friend wasn't really working on his portfolio, but I L.O.V.E. that we have the proposal captured in photos. He pulled off a total surprise!

winter proposal with Christmas lights, Ryan Martin and Leslie Lukens, engagement

The Proposal {Ryan's Version}:

I knew I had the right diamond when we went to the dealer to look at rings and she dropped this diamond as the jeweler handed it to her.  The great thing was that she thought it was one that someone else had already bought.  She had no clue that it was mine.  When it came to popping the question, Leslie and I had two different ideas of the perfect proposal.  Hers was public and mine was private.  I knew we needed pictures to tell the story, so I had a friend stage the whole thing.  Leslie thought we were posing for my friend's photography portfolio.  It worked out perfect!  Toward the end of the session I got down on one knee and turned her around to see me holding the ring.  Once she gained her composure, she finally said "Yes!"


winter proposal with Christmas lights, Ryan Martin and Leslie Lukens, engagement



winter proposal with Christmas lights, Ryan Martin and Leslie Lukens, engagement

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12 comments:

  1. How nice that you have photos! You both looked so happy!

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  2. This is beyond sweet!! I love that you have photos that captured that moment! :)

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  3. I love this story! How sweet of him to do all of that!

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  4. So cute. You and your husband make a beautiful couple!

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  5. Adorable! You are so lucky that you have that special moment captured forever! :)

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  6. Such a sweet proposal and how special that you have photos of the moment

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  7. This is so sweet! I have nooo idea what my husband said while proposing either -- it was such a crazy blur!!

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  8. This is so great!! I'm such a sucker for proposals!! :)

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  9. How awesome that you have it all captured on film, that's amazing!

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  10. That is a great story! And awesome that it was captured in pictures! One thing I wish I had!

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  11. What a great way to propose! Your hubby did an awesome job!!

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