So, I may get a bit mushy on you today. In my post on Thursday, I mentioned that Trey proposed on Christmas night, but today I wanted to dedicate a post to our engagement story!
Every Christmas, Trey and I spend Christmas Eve with his family and Christmas Day with my family. We have definitely lucked out that our families do the majority of their festivities on different days! On Christmas day, we opened presents with my family in the morning, and then spent the rest of the morning and afternoon helping with meal prep, watching basketball, and taking a lot of family photos. These two photos are from the afternoon shoot:
On Christmas evening, we enjoyed an amazing meal and then planned to relax and open the rest of our presents. Apparently, Trey's mom JoAnn, and his brother TJ and his girlfriend Hannah, were supposed to be snuck in to watch the proposal, but my dad messed up and brought them in. Trey and TJ quickly covered up the mishap and said they were stopping by to say hi on the way to a movie! Somehow I fell for this...
We all piled in my family's living room to open presents, and after the last presents were opened, Trey got down on one knee...
I immediate burst into tears and could barely concentrate on what he was saying! Fortunately it was captured in a couple of different videos, so I'll never forget what was said. I love how simple and sweet his proposal was, and that both of our families were there. It was absolutely perfect!
I already love Christmas, but this was not only the best Christmas of my life, but also the best moment of my life so far!
We're hoping to have a summer wedding, and will do engagement photos in early spring when it's a bit prettier out. I'm trying to get started on the wedding planning process now, but of course the huge decisions like date and venue are the first that have to be made! Once we get these pinned down, I can start in on more of the fun stuff like my dress, wedding colors and decor :) I will definitely be keeping all of you updated though through periodic wedding planning posts!
Thanks for letting me share my story with you! This has been such an exciting time already, and I can't wait to marry Trey!