Katie and Boo

How We Met

Boo and I met our freshman year at NC State University. He played soccer and I was a swimmer and we met through mutual friends. After about six months of him pursuing my stubborn self, Boo and I began officially dating! It has been the best journey. We have laughed, cried, traveled all over, and finished college together! We got plugged into awesome community, met the best of friends together, and fell more in love than we ever could have imagined. Now, we are getting ready to graduate this weekend and we’re moving to Atlanta, GA for grad school and a job!

How He Asked

Several months ago Boo and I decided to stay in Raleigh for Easter. I was planning on getting baptized at Vintage Church on Easter Sunday, so we figured it was best to stay in Raleigh instead of go home for the break. My parents told me they could come into town, but my brother and Boo’s family weren’t going to be able to make it (so I thought!) Meanwhile, lots of scheming (the good kind) was going on behind my back. Boo had decided to propose on Good Friday, and everyone was working on acting normal but tricking me at the same time so that the proposal was a total surprise. (It was!!!!) Fast forward to Good Friday, I went to brunch with my best friend and then she dropped me off at house. My roommates left to “go home” soon after I got back for Easter Break. After that I sat on my bed to watch some T.V. when I got a text from Boo asking if I wanted to go on a walk.

It was a beautiful day, and walks were a normal thing for us to do, so I said yes without much though. After he got to my house, we left to walk around all of our favorite streets. Boo suggested that we went to the Raleigh Rose Garden which is one of our favorite places in Raleigh! It is a beautiful garden with lots of rose bushes that we both go to have picnics, read our bible, or just to relax. I didn’t put much thought into saying yes to going since it was so normal! Once we got to the Rose Garden we were walking around, laughing. I had seen a picnic blanket and photographers in the garden, but I didn’t think much about it since there are always photographers taking pictures in the garden.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Raleigh Rose Garden

After a few minutes, Boo started walking towards the picnic blanket. I stood to the side trying to stop him so that he did not get in the photographers picture. I even told him to get out of the photographers way (whoops!) He then grabbed my wrist and started pulling me towards the blanket. It was at this moment I realized the blanket was for us! Within moments he grabbed my hands and asked me to marry him and spend the rest of our lives together!

Where to Propose in Raleigh Rose Garden

I forgot to say “yes” but my expression says it all! After I finally could get “yes” out in a joyful cry we hugged and I tried to process what was happening. We then walked around the garden with our photographer and took some pictures as a newly engaged couple!

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Raleigh Rose Garden

Katie and Boo's Engagement in Raleigh Rose Garden

After our pictures, Boo took me back to the blanket and washed my feet. This is symbolic to us because in John 13:1-17 Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and instructed that we do the same. By washing my feet, Boo was symbolizing the start of our lives together with humility, honor, respect, and so much love.

After the proposal we walked up the street to a friends house to find more surprises! Our entire families and best friends were at a house waiting to celebrate US! The day was full of so many surprises, so much thought, and so much love! I truly have never felt so much joy in my life, and I am thrilled to spend the rest of my life as Boo Davis’s WIFE!

Special Thanks

Megan Bivins
Photographer