Proposal Location: The couple's new home in the Edina / Minneapolis area, which they had closed on that morning!
Amanda is a Kansas girl and Justin is a good ol' Texas boy. Over 8 years, they have found themselves in several states, dating long-distance and finally together here in the Twin Cities. When Justin decided he was going to propose to Amanda, he didn't yet know that a new home closing would soon be in their future! As he made his plans and custom designed her perfect engagement ring all the way back in Dallas, the plans started to come together.
They closed on their brand new home on a chilly April morning. Since all of their family is out-of-state, they decided that a photographer was a great idea to capture such a special time in their lives. Justin and Laura had secretly planned out the "extra" activities of the photo shoot... and it went off beautifully!
As the couple stood in their brand new living room, Justin told Amanda that he had something he wanted to ask her... he spun her around and got down on one knee. To Amanda's surprise, she had to ask him if he was kidding, as she wasn't sure if this was the "real deal" yet, as Justin had been known to prank her a few times before!
With the most beautiful ring in hand, Amanda said YES!
The living room was filled with an overwhelming amount of joy and happy tears, laughter, hugs and kisses. The happy couple shared some more champagne and then Justin told Amanda all about how his master plan came to be over the last few months. Amanda finally realized how all of the pieces came together and they retold their love story, while sitting in their furniture-less new kitchen. They then took the time to call and Facetime with their parents and share their happy news!
With champagne and rose petals, the future Mr. and Mrs. took some fun photos inside and then headed outside to capture some images in front of their new home -- with a shiny new ring adorning Amanda's hand! They also got to meet a few of their friendly new neighbors and finally sealed the deal with a smooch as they walked back over the threshold to their new home.
What a perfect day for such an incredible, loving couple. Double the celebration, double the fun!