Joy Proposal Story: Marlene and Jess

Wonderful day hitting up the flea markets, our favorite thing to do on the weekends.

What’s better than one proposal story? TWO proposal stories! Marlene and Jess took turns asking each other to marry them under very different, unique circumstances. Give us the details! When? Where? How? This is how Jess likes to tell it: Marlene and I had joked about who would propose almost since we started dating. In […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Benjamin & Abigail

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How did the two of you meet? We met each other for the first time at the Chennai International Airport in India in September 2011, when Abigail flew down to India as part of a missions team, and Benjamin was the team’s guide and translator. There was no flying of sparks, and first impressions were […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Kanesha-and-Conrad

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Sometimes, an engagement is a family affair. At least, that’s how it happened for Kanesha and Conrad, who are planning a wedding in Birmingham, Alabama and using Joy. Give us the details! When? Where? How? Conrad and I met while working in the same building at the Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama. But recently, […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Qiana & Robert

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Qiana and Robert met in high school—9th grade tech class to be precise. They’ve been together for 12 years, and they both knew when the time was right because each planned a proposal for one another. Give us the details! When? Where? How? Robert proposed to me on my 21st birthday at midnight in front […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Erin & Timothy

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Despite living 200 miles away from each other for the first 2 years of their relationship, Erin and Timothy knew they had something special after they met on Timothy made the drive many times, and Erin, who is blind, found rides whenever possible. Now they not only live in the same city, but are […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Collin & Kylee

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Collin and Kylee met through a campus ministry in college. A group of Collin’s friends happened to be at Kylee’s house of all places. Collin was in the living room talking with some friends when he noticed this incredible girl out of the corner of his eye—she was chomping on carrots. After that night he first noticed her they […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Katie & Brendan


How did the two of you meet? In 2011, Katie accepted a position at the laboratory where Brendan had been working since college. It’s a small company (less than 10 people) and she was given the office next to his. His close proximity (and kindness!) made him the most convenient person to bother with typical […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Yen & Andy


Yen and Andy met in graduate school. Andy was an MBA student and Yen was starting her first year as a French PhD graduate student. Usually people from different departments and other ends of the campus don’t ever cross paths, but they did at a graduate student function—and the rest, as they say, is history. Give us the proposal […]

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Joy Proposal Story : Kari & Alex


Kari and Alex were introduced through a mutual friend in Kelowna Canada. Six years later, Alex proposed to Kari after meeting a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary. Read about the happy coincidence and how Kari and Alex have enjoyed the planning process thus far.     Give us the details! When? Where? How? ​We were […]

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Joy Proposal Story: Jessica & Robert

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Robert’s brother was living in Spain and dating Jessica’s cousin. Robert saw one of Jessica’s comments on their Facebook photo, and he reached out to her. At the time Robert had just moved from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to Charleston: only a short distance away from Jessica. Some may see it as a crazy coincidence, […]

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