February 29, 2012
Alright y’all! Between my blogging for The Wedding Party Studio and my updates here at From Madi to M.R.S. you may see some similar posts… but only because I don’t want anyone to miss out on all of this wedding goodness!
In my first post ever I told y’all that my sweet love, BRS, had popped the question back in October. This was about the only story I got to tell for three weeks following that exciting evening and it’s about time y’all get a chance to read it for yourselves…
It was a rainy evening in Fort Worth and I was set to have a dinner date with my girlfriends, Amanda and Annie. Annie, one of my dear friends (and one of my precious bridesmaids!), had been going through one of the greatest trials with her family and Amanda suggested we take her out to dinner to have some girl time.
On my way to the restaurant, I had gotten a text from Amanda to meet her at a parking lot nearby because Annie had been running late and we needed to go pick her up. I got in the car, we got to chatting, and I didn’t even realize we were headed in the wrong direction. Amanda had a camera in her lap but I never thought anything of it because she is a photographer.
We pulled up to the old train depot downtown. I didn’t quite understand why Annie would be here but Amanda began to park the car. Following her lead, I hopped out, umbrella in hand and hurried inside.
We entered into a beautiful ballroom. From the outside of the building I never would have guessed that this beautiful space was inside. No sight of Annie, but we continued through another set of double doors to a big, open, dim lit, area with brick walls. This appeared to be the concourse area where passengers could wait for the train. I searched the room for Annie but she was nowhere in sight.
Things began to seem a little bizarre. Where was Annie? I know you’re all probably thinking that I am so dim, but I promise, under the circumstances I wasn’t suspecting a thing. Amanda began rambling about how neat the building was. When all I could think of was searching for Annie, I noticed a man standing up from a bench across the room. I recognized his walk, his build, and then by his sweet, “Hello beautiful!” it hit me that it was BRS.
Y’all, this is where you have to laugh because instead of having a precious, swept-off-my-feet-by-his-sweetness-reaction, the first thing I said to him was, “What are you doing here?!” I was so confused! Bless his heart!
BRS was not supposed to be in town until the following day to celebrate my birthday so I was not expecting him at that moment. He took me into his arms and I felt his heart beating faster and faster. Though I was in shock, it all started to sink in.
After saying the kindest words and bringing tears to my eyes (and his own!) BRS got down on one knee and asked for me to be his wife.
I said “Yes!” so quickly and jumped into his arms that I had forgotten about the pretty sparkler he had presented! He said to me, “Hey now…You do want this ring don’t you?” I was giddy with excitement and told him to put that sucker on as fast as he could!
After many hugs, kisses, and still some explanation as to how he had gotten to this train depot, I realized why Amanda had her camera with her after all…Sweet BRS had wanted her to capture this moment with photographs!
I thought I had had about all the surprises I could handle for one evening but both Amanda and BRS had yet another surprise up their sleeves. We headed back to Amanda’s apartment and I spent the entire trip enthralled with the new bling on my ring finger. When the door opened to the Amanda’s apartment, ALL of my dear friends were there to celebrate! It was so overwhelming y’all!
It now made sense why all of my girlfriends were so concerned with what I was wearing before my dinner and how my hair and makeup looked. Annie had even taken me to get my nails done that week (per BRS’ request)…Everyone had known what was going to happen that evening!
Spending this special moment with the friends I loved so dearly was the sweetest way to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. Annie had been working with BRS on everything for the past few months. Even when she was going through a difficult time, she set our engagement as a high priority…THAT is friendship, y’all! BRS and I are so thankful for her!
If you haven’t seen the gallery of shots that Amanda Marie Portraits captured for us…see them here!
Blessings today to you and yours!