I always ask my couples to tell me how they met and how they got engaged. Stacey and Ralphie are highschool sweethearts and met when they were 14 years old. Stacey said, “He told me right away that he liked me but we stayed friends till I was 16. For two years he stayed my friend, and patiently waited for me to be ready. He walked me to every single class every single day asking me out every chance he got and finally I said yes when he asked me to prom! I’m now 20 and we’ve been together since”.
The story of how he asked is the sweetest. She continues, “Ralphie proposed on our 3rd year anniversary. He did it at church in front of the entire congregation! Our families were there and our pastor called up our college group to be prayed over. As soon as we all got up there, a video started playing on the lyric screens. I heard our song “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart start playing and looked over to see a slideshow of pictures of us. I looked and Ralphie was no where to be found! I immediately started bawling and when the video ended Ralphie came out from back stage in a suit and tie and after short speech of how much he loved me and wanted to be with me forever he knelt down in front of everyone we know and asked me to marry him! I of course said yes! Our pastor prayed over us and then our worship team played “are you gonna kiss me or not” while everyone came up congratulated us and hugged us and I showed off my ring! It was perfect!”