He Knew She and Her Sister Were a Package Deal—So He Proposed to Both of Them

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Santa Claus, IN ina field of flowerts

How We Met

Will and I met October 2010. He had an old Chevy Camaro and I took a picture of his car, posted it online and said I loved this car, if only I could ride in it! Well, mutual friends tied us together, and the next thing you know I’m getting picked up for our first date in it.

But the real story is when I introduced him to my sister Hannah. She has down syndrome and diabetes, and I am very protective of her. Not only are we sisters but we are best friends. We’ve done everything together. I told Will that Hannah and I were a package deal. You had to accept her, love her, and include her in everything because she and I would attached at the hip forever.

Will went above and beyond, always including Hannah in our dates. We went to all the Minion movies, parks, theme parks, and we’ve all become best friends over the past 7 years (he even bought US a German Shepherd puppy!). He is the best thing to have ever come into our lives, and I’m so lucky to be calling him my husband soon.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Santa Claus, IN ina field of flowerts

How He Asked

We had plans to go to a field of Spring flowers down the road from us. We go there every year for a family photoshoot. It being a tradition, I thought nothing of it as we started to take photos all together.

Halfway through, I suggested the Will and Hannah take some on their own, and he said, well that works perfectly because he “has a surprise for her”….

He got down one knee, using my grandmother’s ring, and asked Hannah if she’d be his best friend forever. I didn’t even think about myself, I was just so happy to have her experience such a sweet moment.

 

After she said yes, I looked over at Will and he immediately gave me a wink. Then, he turned to me, got down on one knee again, and asked me for my hand in marriage.

I cried. Hannah cried. We all cried. And of course we both said yes. It was the most amazing moment of my life.

Special Thanks

Ashley Schaus
Ashley Schaus