Since I’ve told some funny stories the past 2 months about our wedding day, I thought that today I would share the story of the night Geof proposed.
I had been putting in late nights on a project at work for the 2 months leading up to our engagement and was so tired and stressed. Geof told me that he had planned a night out right before Christmas to get my mind off of everything, which was so sweet. He told me that we would be going to Longwood Gardens and then Dilworthtown Inn for dinner. The day came and I had gotten all dressed up since I knew we were having a big date night. The whole car ride to Longwood he was acting a little strange and I just thought nothing of it. We got there and started to walk around to see the fountain show, the beautiful light displays, the flowers/tress and ice show. It had been quite a night so far. We ended up getting a drink and relaxing on a nearby bench. I got up to look at the map and ensure we had seen everything before we left, and when I turned around to go back the bench, I saw a present hanging from a tree branch. Geof said that Santa brought me something and I smiled. I assumed it was an early gift and proceeded to open it. Once I unwrapped it and saw that it was a small jewelry box, he grabbed it and got down on one knee and asked, “Will You Marry Me, Will You Be My Wife, Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life With Me?". I of course said yes, behind tears of joy as he put the beautiful ring on my finger. Everything quickly turned to smiles from ear to ear. I was so excited and the night wasn't over yet.
We left Longwood Gardens and headed to Dilworthtown Inn for dinner. It is one of the most romantic restaurants I have ever seen. We got to our table and he had a dozen long-stemmed red roses and a bottle of champagne waiting at the table. We had a romantic and delicious dinner and the staff treated us like royalty.
It was a night I will never forget all the days of the rest of my life.
Here are some more photos from our special day taken by the talented Cindy Guessford
With this ring
Centerpieces and tables at reception
I love how happy he looks in this pic
Our signature drink menu
Geof telling Kel a little secret
Our candy apple favors
My mom and dad
Walking off into the sunset