Jamilla and Bruce

How We Met

What does a teapot do when it’s tired? It seeps! These were the first words I heard from my fiancé when we first met at a tea shop. He’s always been one for jokes and games and spends our days making me laugh. We were friends at first, then started dating and here we are, engaged!

How He Asked

What does a teapot do when it’s tired? It seeps! These were the first words I heard from my fiancé when we first met at a tea shop. He’s always been one for jokes and games and spends our days making me laugh. We were friends at first, then started dating and here we are, engaged! In his true comedic style, Bruce took it upon himself to make our proposal into a game. We loved the movie SAW and always joked about getting a call from the puppet asking to “play a game.” On 11/19/16, my fiancé decided to send me a message in the voice of the SAW puppet himself. He used an app to change his voice and mimicked the puppet’s tone. The message stated, “do you wanna play a game?” It went on to tell me that I am now a participant in a scavenger hunt.

If I succeeded, I’d get a prize. We were planning on going out for dinner that night, so I suspected it was a game to lead me to the dining location and thought, “ok, this is a bit extreme for dinner.” At that time, I was in IKEA with my sister (little did I know, she was in on the plan). The message consisted of directives to a location that will lead to another clue. I was directed to take selfies with these items as proof of me being there. The hunt lead me from our ideal kitchen setup (in the IKEA showroom) to my favorite animal sculpture in a beautiful Zen garden in Staten Island.

The hunt was amazing, adventurous, fulfilling and exciting!! It finally lead me to the carousels in DUMBO by the water (under the Brooklyn Bridge). By this time it was getting dark, so the building lights were beautiful as they reflected off the water. As I waited and searched for the last clue, my fiancé appeared and surprised me. He spoke about our time together and our future ahead then got down on one knee and proposed. Of course I said yes!!! Our hunt for love was over as we found each other.

Special Thanks

Melissa McBurnie | 
Planning