Magical Proposal with 10,000+ Christmas Lights

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how we met

Egan and I met after a horrifying car accident. I was working as a news reporter and Egan is a firefighter. Egan and his son were eating breakfast outside a local market when a car plowed through the gazebo and hit them. After a visit to the hospital, Egan and his son (fortunately) were okay. The news of the accident quickly spread around town. After seeing Egan’s picture in the newspaper, I called the fire station where he worked and asked if I could interview him about what happened. He agreed, and we scheduled the interview for the following week. The day of the interview I had butterflies in my stomach. For some reason, I felt nervous, yet excited to meet Egan. On the way to do the interview, I called my mom and said “this guy could be the one! I just have that feeling!” Sure enough, the interview went well. Egan and I instantly connected and we have been together ever since.

How he asked

Every year, Egan strings together more than 10,000 Christmas lights and spends 100+ hours programming a light show to synchronized music at his house. On December 11, Egan told me he had been working on some new songs and wanted to show me. He also mentioned a guy from the city wanted to film the light show for a promotional commercial. I was so proud and excited for him.. little did I know, it all was part of his big plan.

As Egan went inside to turn on the light show, I sat in the back of his truck waiting. Immediately, lights turned on and the song “Will You Marry Me” by Jason Derulo played. Initially, I didn’t recognize the song, but when the words “Will-You-Marry-Me-?” lit up one-by-one, my jaw dropped; I was completely shocked and overjoyed with happy tears. Egan then came outside, got down on one knee, and asked the easiest question I’ve ever had to answer…YES!!

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Quickly after, our families, who were hiding and watching next door, came outside to congratulate and join in on the celebration. I later learned the man from the “city” was a videographer Egan hired to capture it all.

It was truly the most magical proposal, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world – we can’t wait to get married in November!
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