Holy molly guys! I know it’s been over a month since we’ve talked, but I’m back with some super fun news! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you might not know, but David and I are ENGAGED!
*Rereads that sentence and freaks out internally*
David popped the question a little over a month ago on June 21st (eeeekkkkkkkk) and honestly, we’ve hit the ground running as far as wedding planning is concerned! If you didn’t know, David lives in North Carolina during the school year (he’s a teacher in Wilmington) so I wanted to at least nail down a venue before he has to leave ATL in the next couple of weeks; after all, who has time to do a 7 hour drive (one way) every weekend to venue hunt…no one. I’m happy to report that all of the legwork we’ve put in has paid off: we have a wedding date, a venue and a photographer – YIPPIE!! Don’t worry, if you’re interested in wedding planning content, I will be sharing everything here on the blog, so stay tuned for all of the fun little details!
Now, as far as a proposal story goes, I’m not gonna go into detail as we’re relatively private people, but I will say, I was COMPLETELY surprised. He caught me totally off guard and had the sweetest speech prepared! I will admit, he shocked me so well that I legitimately didn’t realize he was proposing until about 2/3 of the way through the speech…oops, sorry honey. In any case, despite not sharing the in-depth details of the proposal speech, I thought I would share our story with you guys since I realize not a lot of you know how David and Brittney came to be!
For all the newbies here, David and I have been together a little over 6.5 years (a long time, I know). He actually went to high school (and middle school) with a lot of people in my immediate friend group; over the years I had heard about he and his family (his dad coached a few of my friends), but somehow, we never crossed paths. I’m not really sure how, but we ended up becoming social media friends and would communicate about all things ATL sports (Braves, Falcons, Hawks, etc.)…shocker. Also, if I’m being honest, I’m not sure how long we were friends on social media before meeting in person, maybe a year or two, but don’t quote me on that – lol. Anyways, during my college years, my friend Laura and I decided to go to the ACC Championship game in December of 2012 (she was a huge Seminoles fan). They ended up playing Georgia Tech due to a post-season ban from Miami (I think it was Miami….) and as you can tell from the picture above, that set up our story perfectly.
I found out via Twitter that David (and his friends) was going to the game. The odd thing about that was that he and I RARELY posted updates on our feeds, let alone read through other people’s updates; typically we just scrolled to the top, typed out what we wanted to say and that was that. However, for whatever reason we both read through our feeds that day and posted an update saying that we were going to the game. I decided to respond to his update telling him that Laura and I were also going to the game; I was curious if we were sitting in the same section, plus I just thought it was neat that I “knew” another person that was going to be there! After a couple of messages back and forth, I realized he was way cooler than me because he met Kirk Herbstreit before the game and bonus, his birthday was at midnight that night! He told me that he and his friends were planning on going out after the game and asked if Laura and I wanted to join…we didn’t have anything else to do so it seemed like the best case scenario…we weren’t wrong!
Now I want you to imagine little old me searching for a person I had never met after a massive football game; haha, does that make you chuckle? Because it should. I definitely underestimated how difficult it would be, but somehow, my phone managed to stay charged long enough (it was dying) for me to pull up his Facebook account to ensure that I was meeting up with the right person (this could have been a disaster, I know). Now before you get onto me for meeting up with someone I didn’t really know in a city that wasn’t my own, he was friends with Rabb (I know you don’t know who that is), and I have it on good authority that anyone he calls a friend is not a serial killer (clearly this is sound logic). Anyways, after 10-15 minutes, he and his friends came around the corner and honestly, it was smooth sailing from there. We all piled in one car and tried to find a place to go celebrate David’s birthday. Now, none of us were overly familiar with the Charlotte area so we asked a parking attendant in the garage where we should go; after his response ended with “you should hit up 123 Sprite Avenue (we swear that’s what he said),” we knew we needed to find someplace else. After 25 minutes of back and forth, we finally stumbled upon a non-sketchy area that had a normal bar, and that did the trick. It was already pretty late so after dancing for a while we found ourselves at a true southern staple, Waffle House. We talked about the Braves/Tim Hudson for the majority of the time and I pretty much knew from that point on that David was a good match for me. I should mention that neither of us went into this meeting with ANY intentions; in fact, we just thought it would be fun to meet up with new people and have a good time after the game.
As the night/morning continued to wind down, we exchanged numbers (while everyone was watching and waiting for a kiss – lol) and haven’t stopped talking since. <3
After the Charlotte trip in early December (2012), we talked everyday. I decided to go to his friend’s Christmas party and brought Laura along because A.) we were friends and B.) I’d have someone with me in case things got weird (duh)! I’m happy to report that nothing was weird; in-fact, quite the opposite. After that party, I guess we were a couple (we never formally had that discussion, it just kind of happened) and David decided that I should meet the parents…on CHRISTMAS DAY…no pressure! I’ll be honest, I was pretty nervous to meet his family (mainly Alex); I had heard that his sister might be the toughest one to crack so I assumed she’d hate me right off the bat – lol; thankfully that was not my experience! I’m not sure if it was my immediate talks of The O.C and Dawson’s Creek that won her over, but whatever it was, it worked and she seemed to like me!
Fast forward six months after that Christmas meeting, and I was in Alex’s family wedding photos; I guess you could say they all knew David and I would end up here someday!
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for sticking around! We love and appreciate all of the well wishes and support we’ve received so far! I’m excited to plan this wedding and can’t wait to bring you guys along with me!
Until next time…