Courtney and Ben
How We Met
Ben and I met as juniors in college at Ole Miss. He’s now working in Memphis, TN as a financial planner and I’m finishing up my Masters of Accountancy at Ole Miss. I knew after our first date that he would be the guy I married. We had talked about our futures together over the last two years of dating and how when he proposed I wanted all my friends and family to be there. My father passed away when I was a freshman in high school and something that was always special between the two of us were butterflies. Whether it be the necklace that he gave me or just a butterfly passing by. I knew Ben was the one when he always told me I continue to give him butterflies every day, just like I did on our first date.
How He Asked
Before he proposed he asked for my moms permission for my hand in marriage. Ben planned the proposal the weekend all my girlfriends came back to Oxford. The plan was for me, my friends, and Ben to get dinner at our favorite restaurant Lenora’s. We stopped to take pictures in the town square before we went to dinner and I didn’t think twice about it. We are all taking pictures and Ben had a secret signal to the girls to distract me, so they “fixed” my hair and he goes “Hey Court!” And when I turned around he was on one knee asking me to marry him!
There were no April fools here! My friends watched the whole proposal and his family was able to watch from the rooftop of their condo. Little did I know, Ben also had my mom hiding and she came running across the street to surprise me! After I said “Yes!” my friends and family threw us an engagement party! This is one day I will never be able to forget!