Dance teacher in a high needs urban school in Denver, Colorado is planning on leaving the friends, the job and the students she loves in order to be with the man she loves thousands of miles away. On her students last dance performance he proves to her why he is worth it by surprising her with the moment of a lifetime.
“I wanted to surprise my girlfriend, Jennifer, with a memorable marriage proposal that would hold some special significance for her. Jennifer loves cooking… and loves Sur La Table, a cute little kitchen store that also has cooking classes on-site. Jennifer was told we had won a cooking class on a Tuesday night. She was so excited for the class that a marriage proposal didn’t even cross her mind!
Before class, all of the details were worked out with Chef Evelyn and her assistants. This included cameras, signs for an assistant to hold up when the time was right, code words and, of course, the surprise in the refrigerator.
By the start of the video, we’ve already cooked several dishes with about a dozen other students in the class. On cue, Chef Evelyn, our instructor for the evening, called the class forward to watch her make our final dish, dessert. She asks for a volunteer from the audience and what do you know — she selects Jennifer!
The rest is on the video. Jennifer’s facial expressions when she is looking for the cream make the video. As you can imagine, I was so nervous on the other side of the refrigerator door when she didn’t react right away!”
“My sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, has a tradition called a candle pass. We all go outside of our house and stand in a circle while we sing and pass the candle around. Once the candle is passed to the woman is who is engaged, she blows it out and then tells her engagement story.
I am graduating next Thursday, and this past Sunday was our last chapter meeting and last candle pass- my last ever as an active member. I had been complaining to my now fiance that I was bummed out that I would not have the chance to have a candle pass of my own. We had talked the night before he proposed about why it wasn’t the right time to get engaged, and he told me I needed to accept that and wait until he was ready. Of course, I was upset.
The next day, we were told that we had a candle pass, and all I kept thinking was, “I don’t even want to go out there to see who is engaged” because I was upset that it wasn’t me (and because I was being a brat). I decided to head out anyway, and we began singing and passing the candle. Once the candle came to me, I tried to pass it on to Katelyn, my grand-little sister, next to me, and she refused to take the candle. Everyone stopped singing, and I turned around to see my fiance, Cesar walking towards me. Then he got down on one knee and proposed in front of all of my sisters! Such a brave man! I am so blessed and excited to be engaged to my best friend!”
Blake proposes to second-baseman Emily at Gordon State University before one of their softball games!