Maggie and Christopher

How We Met

We met through mutual friends almost two years ago, went on one blind date and never looked back.

How He Asked

Christopher is a member of the Krewe of Thoth in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and is an active riding member in the parade. Carnival season is such a huge celebration for the entire city and the most beloved time of year for natives and tourists alike. The Krewe of Thoth parade rolls on the Sunday before Mardi Gras, every year friends and family gather in the same spot on the parade route to enjoy the festivities.  This year however, two blocks before the known family gathering spot, he got off the parade float and snuck around the block, while I was obliviously waiting for his float to come up the street, as it approached I was tapped on the shoulder and turned around.  There he was still in his Mardi Gras costume I outright said “you are supposed to be up there” <pointing to the float> and right then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  As I stumbled backwards in complete shock, and managed to say yes he picked me up while all his other float members showered us with ring pops and mardi gras beads and the rest is a complete blur.  Truly a moment that will never be forgotten.

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