BOTW: Laura Smith

BOTW Laura Smith

So before I can tell you the proposal story I need to explain how Kyle and I met. We both went to Texas A&M University. Our freshmen year, Kyle and one of my good friends, Mackenna, lived in the same apartment complex. Kyle, being the typical guy he is, came to Mackenna and said, “You need to find me a girlfriend.” So Mackenna, being a good wingman, showed him pictures of all her friends. He said no over and over until she came across my picture. Kyle said, “THAT’S THE ONE!” Mackenna said, “Oh no! You aren’t allowed to date her. She has a boyfriend and I really like him.” Fast forward to sophomore year, I am single and Mackenna and I are now roommates. One of my other roommates, Brooke, was also good friends with Kyle. Brooke’s boyfriend lived out of state, so she always took Kyle to her sorority date parties. After seeing Kyle multiple times at our apartment with Mackenna and Brooke, I developed a little crush on him. It wasn’t until my roommates; Kyle and I decided to take a weekend trip to our friend Granger’s ranch that Kyle and I actually met. I will never forget that weekend at that ranch. This is where my little crush turned into something more. This is where Kyle and my story together began. [Read more...]

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BOTW: Lakeshia Zeno

BOTW Lakeisha Zeno

I believe my fiancé, Clarke, created the perfect proposal that identified with our personalities and our story. I did not know this but Clarke had been planning the proposal with some of our friends. These friends, a married couple named Brandon and Clarissa, were instrumental in helping Clarke pull off the proposal. The night before, Clarissa sent me a text saying that her husband, Brandon, was giving her a night off from watching the kids and she wanted to have a girl’s night with me. So, the next night we spent some one on one time together getting our nails done and then going out for some sushi and sake. This was perfect since a newly engaged woman has to have pretty nails to show off her new ring. After Clarissa and I got done I came back to Clarke’s apartment.  To make this story better I had to go to the bathroom REALLY bad after our sake! [Read more...]

BOTW: Marlene Martinez

Marlene Matinez

We had been dating for almost four years after meeting as servers at a restaurant. We were really good friends that spent a lot of time together on crazy adventures and were in denial about wanting to be anything more than friends (even though everyone else saw it). When I left to Mexico with my family for a week, I was unable to communicate with him and that is when we realized we wanted to be more than that. We missed each other. He asked me to be his girlfriend the day I got back. It has made our relationship so much stronger because we were already like best friends.

 On June 10, 2016 we were attending my cousin’s wedding that night, which meant my family would surround me. Luis, my fiancé, had taken the time to ask my father for my hand in marriage, which was so significant for me. I loved the fact that he followed that tradition for me. Since secrets are hard to keep in my big family, my older sister and mom found out about his plans to propose. However, that made it even more special because it meant that my sister was able to record the whole thing and give him advice.

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Houston Bride Stephanie

Houston Bride Stephanie tackled the venue first and everything else will fell into place for her wedding. The wedding planning process went smoother after she got an event planner and asked her maid of honor!

BOTW: Chelsea Rodriguez

Chelsea Rodriguez
On October 26th I thought Ryan was just treating me to do my nails, turns out he had other plans because Wednesday, October 28, 2015- what I thought would be an ordinary Unashamed Youth night at my church, Ryan proposed to me. It wasn’t just any proposal and I didn’t just say, “Yes.” It happened a little like this…

We were beginning new Break Out classes and as a leader I was told a week in advance to dress up nice instead of my youth tee shirt or gym clothes. So I did (keep in mind my nails were done, too at this point).

That evening I didn’t suspect anything. Ryan was doing what I thought was his normal “Minute to win it” game and called me up as a contestant, along with three others. He covered each of our faces with a tee shirt and said he had to spin us around, eyes and all covered. I went first. After ten little spins he removed the shirt from my face and turned my attention to a screen that read, “The Game of Life.” He then told me, “And for the next part we are going to watch the screen.” The first slide was our first date- Houston Rodeo 2013 to see ZacBrownBand. The next few slides were more photos of us of all of our dates ever been on – and so on, and finally the last slide read, “there’s just one thing I need to ask you…” [Read more...]

Jaclyn and Cory

When Houston couple Jaclyn and Cory first met, they connected instantly. Cory was so excited when he purchased the ring, and couldn’t wait any longer to spend the rest of his life with Jaclyn!

BOTW: Kristan Morton

Kristan Morton

It all started in May 2014 with a little help from a great friend of ours. It was the night of the Dickinson Red, White and Bayou festival, Randy Rogers was set to take the stage. With the smell of crawfish in the air, Kristan had agreed to meet her best friend Candice and her sisters at the festival. All the while Chase was busy celebrating his best friend, Parker’s, college graduation with the plans of attending the festival later on. At this time Kristan and Chase were just mere acquaintances, only shaking hands once in passing.

What Chase didn’t know is that he caught the eye of Kristan long before the night of the festival. With an eager heart, Kristan had politely asked her good friend to put in a good word for her with Chase. That good friend quickly shot her down on that wish. Little did he know the universe has a funny way of bringing people together.

Both Kristan and Chase attended the festival with separate parties. Randy Rogers had recently came out with a song titled “Flash Flood”. This was one of Kristan’s favorite songs at the time. Little did she know how real the lyrics would become to both of them.

“Another day just rolling by in the same old town. Another drink at the local bar, hear the same old sound. That juke box singing solid country gold. I was just gonna pay my tab roll on home. Outa nowhere you come walkin in. Without warning I’m wondering where you been, all my life how did I find a women like you just in time.” [Read more...]

Houston Bride Cali plans her destination wedding

When Cali and her fiancé started planning, the first thing she did was to sign up for the Extravaganza! Her advice is to take it easy and don’t be a Bridezilla. She has found a few vendors here at the show. Currently, she is planning a destination wedding.

BOTW: Haley Cummings

Haley Cummings

It was Sunday June 12th and Mike (my fiancé) planned a spontaneous weekend trip to come home and visit the following weekend. Mike has been in Cleveland since April because he plays in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns. With that being said, since it was such a spontaneous trip it never crossed my mind that he could have planned out a proposal, let alone already have my ring. So, I go and pick Mikey up at Intercontinental Airport and am elated to see him! We have been doing long distance all year, with him being gone training in California, then signing with the Cleveland Browns, while I am finishing up my last semester in college at Texas A&M University (where we met) so any time we get together is precious and so exciting. When I picked him up excitement filled the car and he then told me he had a special surprise dinner planned for us on Saturday Evening. I thought nothing of it because Mikey loves going to nice steakhouses and enjoying a good meal, but I was thrilled for a romantic evening alone with him. Although Mikey would not tell me where we were going, he asked me to meet him at his home in Sugarland, TX before and we would go from there, and not to leave my home a minute before 7:00pm. This is when my brain started turning. Millions of ideas started racing through my mind because Mikey never cared what time I showed up at his home, the earlier usually, the better. I then began to think well maybe he has a romantic dinner set up at his home. [Read more...]

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