Friday

Engagement Story #6!

Hello Beautiful People! It's the final countdown of our 2011 "How'd Ya Get Hitched?" contest! If you're still thinking about entering, you have until midnight PST Sunday, May 15th to send me your entry, so keep 'em coming. Here's the latest engagement story of Lisa and Derrick, illustrated by my mystical and magical rainbow unicorn bride and groom.

I have known my Fiance, Derrick, since the summer of 2003 when he started skydiving at the same drop zone I jump at. Since we both spend all our weekends out there, and it's more of a lifestyle than a hobby, we got to know each other pretty well over the years. We have been a couple for three years now, and although I knew the question was near, I didn't realize how much so when he surprised me the morning of December 31, 2010. We live in the upper apartment of a duplex, and I was bringing home some laundry I had just done. As I opened the door, I could see that our stairs were lined on each side all the way up with lit tea lights, and there were notes in the middle of each stair that summarized the story of his life, meeting and falling in love with me. The last five stairs had one word each: "Lisa...Will...You...Marry...Me?" And there he was sitting at the top holding the ring! Even though we first fell in love under "extreme" circumstances, this special, surprise, intimate moment he had created for me will be something I remember and cherish forever.

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Now we're up to six entries, with two winners--very good odds to win a free custom cake topper! If you're still waiting to enter, send your story in before it's too late! Click here for full details of this year's contest.

50 comments:

  1. I can vote for myself right? I vote for me :)

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  2. That story really touched my heart. Best of luck to the both of you on your journey

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  3. love the story and can't wait to celebrate with you both sooooon!

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  4. I vote for Derrick and Lisa!

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  5. Cheers to the happy couple!!! :)

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  6. Aww! I already knew the story but it was nice to read it and experience it again. Can't wait for the wedding!

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  7. Cool story. A "blue sky" vote!

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  8. This is my vote! It was so adorable I puked a little when I read it

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  9. I loved reading the story, especially since I have known Lisa and Derrick for so long and have watched their relationship grow. I cannot wait to celebrate their special day with them!!!

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  10. Aaahhh, how sweet! Derrick's never going to live that one down.

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  11. How romantic! Best Wishes! When is the wonderful day? K. Thomas

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  12. My vote is for Lisa and Derrick! Good Luck!

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  13. I love your romantic engagement story. I could listen to it over and over again. Good luck winning! Here's my vote to a deserving couple.

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  14. I had no idea Derek had that in him. Good Luck you guys! You guys have my vote.

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  15. I LOVE SKYDIVERS IN LOVE!!! Lisa & Derrick have my vote. Good luck!

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  17. Perfectly matched in every way! I loved watching you two whisper and giggle and smooch at Brian and Lindsay's wedding, your own special day is going to be so magical! (just like unicorns)
    I vote Lisa and Derrick!

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  18. I vote Derrick & Lisa~two absolutley wonderful people!! Best of luck to you!!

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  19. What a great story... congrats to you both!!

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  20. Didn't know Derrick had it in him.

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  21. Here is my vote for you guys :-)

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  22. Best of Luck Derrick and Lisa...I love reading these romantic stories!!!

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  23. I vote for these two! How cute!

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  24. That effort definitely deserves a custom cake topper!

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  25. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  26. Awww, I love this!!!! Cheers Lisa and Derrick to your happily, ever after!!! xoxoxo

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  27. What a nice story. Hope you guys win.

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  28. Great story Derrick and Lisa!

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  29. YAAAaaayyy... Now for the toast! :)

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  30. Congrats! You two look so happy!

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