Shannon and Jud

How We Met

The night we met (our future wedding date), Jud got down on one knee and gave me a ring!!! Now let me explain. We met on September 29th, 2011 – our future wedding date! We met our freshman year through our sorority and fraternity in college. Jud’s fraternity had a tradition where each new guy would call a new girl up to the front, get down on one knee, present a ring pop, then say a cheesy pickup line! Well, as fate would have it, Jud chose my name to call! So the night we met, he got down on one knee, gave me a ring pop, and said “Do you have a Band-Aid because I scraped my knee when I fell for you!” After that we talked for a bit, he added me on Facebook, but nothing really came of it for a while!

Fast forward two years and I needed a date for a party and one of my friends set Jud and I up! (Attached a picture from this night!) We reconnected, had a BLAST, then started dating. We navigated the rest of our college years and into adulthood when he proposed after 3 and a half years together!

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How He Asked

Jud completely surprised me with the PERFECT proposal on his birthday! We went to a great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants downtown then went for a walk in the park close by. Jud stopped us in front of the gorgeous fountain in the park, put his hand in his pocket then told me “There is one more thing that I want for my birthday and that’s you.”

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Then he got down on one knee, opened the ring box, and asked “Will you marry me?” I was crying and completely in shock, but I managed to say YES!!