Courtney and Dave
This is the story of how a surprise 30th birthday turned into my engagement party! Dave’s sister and mom contacted me back in January to plan him a surprise party for his 30th birthday. I am BIG on birthday’s so of course I said yes. We went hard on the details right down to the guest list, the cupcakes, and the balloons. I went back and forth with the two trying my best to keep it a secret from Dave. Day of Dave and I approached the steps of his parents, he opened the door stepped in and to follow was the SURPRISE! It seemed like we got him! I was so proud we pulled it off. Everyone was there and I was ready to enjoy the rest of the night. We were quickly rushed downstairs by guests where they formed a semi-circle around us and yelled at Dave “speech!”. I thought this was odd, but let my boyfriend greet his guests. Dave thanked everyone and turned to me and said, “Actually, I’ve known about this for a while”. He got down on one knee and asked me if we could turn his surprise party into an engagement party. I cried and made a shocked face that I don’t think could get any bigger. The surprise didn’t stop there. After he told me how much he loved me and I said yes to being his future wife, I turned and saw all my best friends and family emerge from the basement. My sister and one of my best friend’s even flew in for the day. It was truly the greatest moment of my life. Dave planned the engagement two years ago! I don’t know how he kept that kind of secret for so long, but I’m so glad he did.