In honor of Veteran’s Day, we thought we’d share this lovely proposal story with you. Joe, the groom-to-be, conspired with photographer Michelle Cross to document his elaborate plan, and we’re so glad he did! In Michelle’s words:
“When Joe left the house on Saturday morning, Jill was under the impression that her beau would only be gone for a half hour or so. She began making breakfast, but was soon stopped by the knock at the front door. When she opened the door to find her neighbor standing there with a red rose and a card, the confusion set in. After being told she had an hour to get ready, Jill headed to a nearby lake, where she was to find rose — and clue — number two. After a rowboat ride across the lake and an obstacle course challenge, she was given her second rose by Joe’s fellow Marine before being directed to the National Marine Corps Museum. What Jill thought was going to be a quick trip to the lake had turned into a day full of physical challenges, relationship trivia, and lots and lots of roses. From the museum, Jill was sent to the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Haupt Fountains, the Washington Monument, the Starbucks on H Street, the Korean, WWII, and Vietnam memorials, and then, finally, the Lincoln Memorial. If you lost count, that makes twelve roses, twelve challenges, and twelve Marines in the dress blues that Jill had to find.
Oh yes, she said YES!”
See the rest of the story and a few more photos on Michelle’s blog! Congratulations, Joe and Jill, and thank you for your service from all the SW ladies!