then, I look over and there is a plastic bag with something inside coming toward us. He said, "go pick that up." I pick up the bag, and there is a rose inside with my old ring tied to it with a ribbon. (one I've worn on my ring finger for years) He told me that to him, the old ring symbolized my singleness and he proceeded to tell me he wanted to retire the old ring (give it to him) in exchange for a new ring (our life together)...he continued on with more sweet words, got down on one knee, pulled out a small box and said"Allison Kay Hucks, will you marry me?!!!" I was speechless, crying, shaking, a nervous wreck, but still managed to get out, "YES!" we hugged for a minute, then he pointed me to the other side of the bridge, where one by one, our friends and family popped up from behind the wall to congratulate us!!!! This picture was captured at that moment!
We went to dinner at Hard Rock Cafe with about a dozen people and thanks to Chris and Denny, the waiter sounded a gong, called Chad and I up on the steps, and yelled out, "he asked her to marry him, and she said yes!" Then, they all yelled out CONGRATULATIONS!! Oh, we got free ice cream out of it too!
After dinner, we went to celebrate at the Sun Dial, a beautiful rooftop lounge at the top of the Westin that rotates 360 degrees above Atlanta. Here we are calling loved ones that couldn't be with us...proud Moms and Dads and my loving big sister (I miss you sis!!)