Jessica and Collin

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How we met: We met on a coed sand volleyball team in the summer of 2013.  We immediately hit it off and started dating quickly after that!

How he asked: I had mentioned to Collin that I wanted to go to the restaurant Smoke that was connected to the Belmont Hotel.  The hotel is known for having a great view of the Dallas skyline.  Little did I know that he already had this planned before I mentioned it.

We went to have a drink at the hotel bar before dinner and he said he wanted to walk down to see the view.  We had ordered two drinks and Collin immediately chugged his margarita because he was so nervous.

After I joked about him being thirsty, he we on to drink all of my drink as well.  I was still completely clueless about what was going on. We started walking down the sidewalk on the backside of the hotel and candles were lined on both sides of us.

I made the comment, “Do they always set it up like this?”  It took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on.  When we got to the end of the sidewalk, there were rose petals and a bottle of champagne waiting on us.

Collin got down on one knee and I immediately started crying….

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After I said yes, I realized that one of his family friends, Haley, had captured the entire thing….

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We took several photos and then went into Smoke for dinner.  Our entire family was there to surprise us in the back room.  After dinner, Collin had another surprise planned.  We went across the street to the The Foundry where all of our friends were waiting on us to celebrate.  It was the best night of my life!

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Photos by Haley Ringo