Emily and Chandler's Surprise Marriage Proposal

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How we met: We met at an event on campus. I was on the executive board for the group leading the event and he was there for class credit. When I saw him I thought he was super cute so I made sure I was the leader for his group. We talked a little bit but I was so busy that I didn’t even remember his name! I referred to him as “tall guy” when I told my roommate about it later! We did get to talk about how we were both going to the same event on campus the next day so I knew I would run into him again. From there he asked me to eat with him at the dining hall- super romantic right? We spent the evening talking and that’s where it all started.

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How he asked: It was early January and my roommate texted me and asked if I would be her date to a bonfire her sorority was having. I agreed and never thought twice about it. Little did I know that this was merely a sham to get me to the site of the proposal unsuspecting. She worked up this whole elaborate plan to convince me that we were in fact going to a bonfire- complete with actually bringing marshmallows!! We are walking up the “bonfire” and I have literally zero idea what’s going on, I’m busy asking questions about who owns the venue and who all is going to be there. Then I look up and see one of my friends standing there holding a camera. I stop, very perplexed, and then notice the candlelit pathway and Chandler standing at the end.

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I can’t believe that it is actually happening. My legs are shaking like crazy as a I walk down the path to meet him.

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At one point, I turned back to my roommate and yelled “You were in on this!” as I am beginning to fully comprehend what is really happening. I hug Chandler and he starts to tell me how much he loves me and wants to be with me forever.

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He tells me to turn around and as I do I see a sign that says “Marry Me” light up.

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As I turn back around, he is on his knee with the ring.

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It was absolutely perfect! After the proposal, we went back to my house where he had invited all of our friends and family over for a party! I loved being able to share the experience with all of our loved ones. He did such an amazing job at making every detail perfect for me.