Laci and Robert

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Canola Field in Okarche, Oklahoma

How We Met

So, Robert and I met June 1, 2013. It was fate how we met. My friend Erick asked me to go to the amateur UFC frights with him, and he asked me if I cared if he brought a friend. Well, Robert, just so happened to be his friend. We all rode to the fights together, and when we got there Erick saw some of his other friends. Robert and I did not know his friends, so we sat by each other and talked. Well, I did most of the talking. (He makes fun of me, because I said I liked him because he listened..) We had an awesome time watching the fights, and after we decided to go get something to eat. I knew he had the hots for me when he let me drive his baby! I made sure when I parked at Buffalo Wild Wings I parked next to the median (so there’s only one chance to get door dings.. “Thanks Dad”) Let me just say he was quite impressed. Later that night, once we got back to Erick’s house we said our goodbyes and he told me to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Well of course when I got home I tried to search him so I could add him as a friend. I had some trouble, because I didn’t even know his last name! A week went by and I couldn’t stop thinking about him so, I asked Erick what his last name was so “my friend” could follow him. (That friend being me..) I FINALLY found him! One night I noticed he was online and I knew if I tweeted something he would have a smart alec comment to say back to me. So I gave it a try. I tweeted “Another lonely night watching movies by myself” and sure enough he tweeted back “LONER STATUS #foreveralone #hitmeup” Well sure enough he asked for my number and we started texting. When we hung out at the fights I mentioned that I needed a workout partner. Robert was just the guy, so we started to go to the gym together. (That’s the best shape I’ve ever been in my life, because I was trying so hard to impress him. I guess it worked, because on July 1st he asked me on a date. We kept hanging out over the month and on August 1st, 2013 he asked me to be his girlfriend. Little did we know we were going to be stuck with each other.

Laci and Robert's Engagement in Canola Field in Okarche, Oklahoma

How He Asked

Robert’s sister, Morgan, is a photographer and she was taking my family’s pictures. We went out to Okarche and were taking our pictures in a canola field. After we got done taking our family pictures and pictures of us and our dog I wanted to take some of just Robert and me. Well it was crazy windy out so after about three poses I had enough. I told Robert, “okay that’s good enough.” I started to take a step and he said, “hold on, I want to take a few more..” Then he got down on a knee!!!!! I couldn’t believe it!!! He said, “Laci Shae Joyner. Will you marry me?”

I was so surprised! I said, “YES!!!! Babe, are you serious!?” I couldn’t believe it! I was not expecting it at all! (I didn’t even cry. Probably because I was in shock.) I still can’t get over it. This is not real life! Everything was perfect, and I couldn’t dream of a better man to spend my life with. I am so extremely blessed that God brought Robert and I together.u

Special Thanks

Morgan Schwarz
Photographer