A Simply Sarah Engagement

One big surprise all started this past Monday..


On Monday, I had made plans to throw a small birthday dinner for my boyfriend Ben and invited family over to celebrate. To my surprise, the joke was on me because a birthday dinner for him turned out to be one great surprise for me!  

Ben took the day off of work for his birthday and I had met him for lunch.  I had given him my house key to go over early to start the lasagna for his birthday dinner.  I decorated my house with many birthday decorations and set the table with care.  I actually was a bit disappointed when I never received a text telling me how surprised he was by the nice decorations... I guess he was a bit preoccupied. 

After work, I made my home to find Ben standing outside the door when I arrived.  He opened the door to reveal a house full of rose petals and candles and then he PROPOSED! 


What a wonderful surprise! 

When our families arrived shortly after, I had found out that pretty much everyone (but me) knew about Ben's plan.  

Later, Ben shared this video that he recorded on his phone just before I came home.  I loved it and it brought me to tears.  He graciously allowed me to share this on Simply Sarah Style. 

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Ben and I are actually from the same county and went to rival high schools.  We never met until our senior year at the University of Kentucky.  There we had a three hour night class together once a week.  Because it was a three hour class, my strategy had  been to sit next to the cutest boy in class to make the time go by.  I was shocked on the first day to find out the cutest boy in class, who I intentionally sat next to, was from my hometown area... The rest is history!

Here are a couple pictures of Ben and I through the years. 

Senior Year at UK when we first met
Ben supporting me at a cheer competition

 
A trip to the Smokey Mountains / "Make your own Indian headdress" at Thanksgiving 

Our trip to Hilton Head last summer

I cannot describe how excited I am to marry my best friend. After eight experiences as a bridesmaid, I am looking forward to my big day!

11 comments

  1. So excited for you!! How cute!!

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  2. I love these photos, Sarah. You two are just so adorable together!

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  3. Congratulations Sarah! What an exciting time for you and Ben! You two are darling together! So happy for you both!

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  4. Congratulations!!! What a sweet engagement story!!

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  5. How exciting!!! So happy for you! Get a great photographer for you wedding that is my one piece of advice. I have two weddings that I am photographing and it's been so much fun doing my best to give them pictures they will love for years to come. I wasn't super thrilled with my wedding pictures but a lot of that is my fault, I didn't communicate very well and neihter did he. Congrats again!

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    1. Thanks, DeAnn! A good photographer is definitely on the top of my list.

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  6. Ahhh!!! Oh my gosh how cute! Congratulations!!!! xo

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  7. A special thanks for all the sweet comments! They are truly appreciated.

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  8. Congratulations!!! Wedding planning is fun and marriage is the best!! :)

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