Jenny and Chris

We met at a gym over 8 years ago. Our relationship came as an unexpected surprise. Each having a child/children plus our 14 1/2 year age difference, I don’t think that we ever thought it would turn into this. As a couple and individually we have overcome some difficult things that would tear most couples apart. Over the past 8 years we have also had 2 children of our own. With all that has happened we have become stronger and our love has never faded. After 8 years I still get butterflies when I hear him coming home from work, or seeing his incoming calls.

How He Asked

One of the first things we ever did together is watch the movie “City of Angels”. Since then the song “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls has been “our song”. This song has gotten us through so many things and when life seems to get a little crazy this song always seems to be playing on the radio or be up next on iTunes. It’s always a request of ours at a wedding/event and still gets us both emotional to this day. So when the Goo Goo Dolls come to town we always see them for sentimental reasons. This year, like every other, when the Goo Goo Dolls announced they were coming to town, we got our tickets. (he surprised me with front row seats!!) When we got downtown Chris had us walk over to will call, which confused me a little because I already knew that we had our tickets.

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica downtown Cleveland during the Goo Goo Dolls concert

He handed the man at the counter his ID and in exchange got a little envelope. When we walked away and opened it up there were meet and greet passes along with passes to watch the concert from the stage. I was obviously completely ecstatic. After our meet and greet we got to go get our spots on stage. And that was what I thought was going to be an experience of a lifetime. Little did I know what was in store for me. About 12 songs in the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls comes over to Chris and I and says “come here cop”, pulling Chris and I out on stage. (Chris is a police officer)

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica downtown Cleveland during the Goo Goo Dolls concert

My first thought was “wow, cool they are going to do some sort of law enforcement recognition”. Next thing i know the lead singer says “I’m leaving”. Not until that moment did I realize what was about to happen. Then after a short speech he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of thousands of people.

I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know how he managed to pull that off, but it was the most amazing moment of my life. We continue to watch the video of the proposal daily, and the next song that was dedicated to us and become one of our favorite songs.