Catherine and David

Remembering the day my high school sweetheart proposed brings back a flood of great memories. I had recently gotten back after a reunion with some girlfriends I knew from a recent missions trip and needless to say I couldn’t wait to see my best friend. My sisters and I were meeting downtown for dinner and as I walked through the hustle and bustle of the city that warm summer night a street performer spinning fire caught my eye; little did I know it was my boyfriend.

Fire

He had never done anything of the sort before but as I drew nearer I started to recognize the faces in the surrounding crowd and that is when I saw his face, the handmade signs and felt the instant butterflies. As family, friends, and strangers in the heart of Chicago watched with teary eyes my soon-to-be husband got down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage, the rest is history.

Proposal Hugging Sign

Photos by T and S Hughes Photography