Another one of our fabulous Hitched consultants is now a bride-to-be, and we're thrilled to have Jasmine do some guest blog posts for us during her wedding planning process! First up, an introduction to Jasmine and her groom, Scott!
Scott and I met on a Sunday afternoon on a cold day in November at a coffee shop in Arlington, VA. Our first date consisted of a wonderful conversation and me admiring Scott's short stature- being 4'11" myself, I was pleasantly surprised to find a handsome man who wore 5'3" better than anyone else I had ever met.
Scott broke the "wait a few days to call" man rule and called the following day proclaiming that he was disregarding the rule and needed me to know how much he enjoyed our date. We started dating regularly and soon were as inseparable as a girl from Arlington and a boy from Reston could be :) Although there were a few hurdles early on in our journey, we both fell into a love built on respect, friendship and laughter.
Fast-forward nearly 2 years since our coffee date and we were planning a trip to Iowa to visit my family and attend my Alma Mater's Homecoming in October 2011. Scott wanted to propose during the trip and realized that the ring was going to arrive to the house 6 hours after we flew out. So, instead of proposing during our trip home, Scott asked my Dad for my hand in marriage instead.
Scott and I were flying home from Iowa when he asked me on a date for a Friday night date when he returned home from a business trip. I agreed and the following day asked Scott if I should make reservations for the date. Scott said no because he had something planned for us, which made me wonder if he was going to propose that weekend (I had a feeling it was coming soon!). However, I was asked to a Haunted Forest by some friends during the week, which clearly would have screamed "romance", and asked Scott about changing our plans. He said it was no problem because he hadn't actually made any reservations. I figured nothing big was going to happen on Friday anyway, so our plans changed. We were about to head out for a fright-filled night when we decided that something low-key would be better after a long week of traveling.
We decided to keep our original date plans and headed out to the nearby Reston Town Center. We parked and started walking toward the restaurant when Scott stopped at a fountain to tell me how much he loved me. I told him that was very sweet, but that she was freezing and wanted to keep walking, and then he kissed me. Scott then attempted to wipe the "sticky lip gloss" off his face and complain about my recent application while I told him to stop being a baby. Scott laughed and told me that there was a tissue in his coat pocket that he needed me to get for him since his hands were covered with lip gloss. I reached in and found a box holding the most perfect ring I could have imagined. I then quasi screamed, "what are you doing?" and he proposed. Needless to say, I said "yes!"
Camera phone photo moments after the proposal!
It was surely not the idealistic engagement story that Scott imagined when he bought the ring, but it showed that even though our plans had changed (and changed again,) the outcome was just as sweet.
Thanks so much to Jasmine for stopping by! We're excited to continue to hear about your journey to the altar with Scott!