Meet Amy and Jon

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This is me (Amy) and Jon. We went to high school together, although we didn’t start dating until senior year of college. The campus where we both went to college and where I used to live during grad school is utterly gorgeous. It has sweeping views of the Hudson River, scenic areas with beautiful trees and flowers, and quiet gardens full of romance and charm.

On June 15th, 2010, Jon and I were lounging in my dorm, getting ready to meet some friends for dinner. He was in an exceptionally affectionate mood. A little while before we needed to get in the car and go, he says to me, “Let’s take a walk.” Sure, why not? It wasn’t hot out, we had time, and campus was very quiet, due to it being summer break.

So we meandered around campus, me with my camera taking pictures everywhere. We were slowly walking up around the small building that I work in, and I was chatting with a coworker that was passing by. Jon started to get a bit… pushy, but not in a bad way. Β He nudged me up the hill and up some stairs that I knew led in a couple different directions. One little trail off the stairs led to a quiet garden tucked away behind another small building. He pulled me into the garden and I promptly got distracted by some flowers. So, I squatted down on the trail and starting taking pictures. I was facing away from him, and he was suddenly very quiet behind me, while I chattered on about the flowers and how pretty they were and how awful the light was. After a few minutes, he says, “Why don’t you come take pictures of these blue and purple ones over here?” Immediately, I got so excited! I thought, Jon is seeing photos like I do! I quickly turned around and walked over to him. Hang on… “What are you talking about?? There’s no blue flowers! They are pink and purple!”
“Look closer.”I practically shoved my face in the flowers, and then almost fell over. There, nestled inside the flowers, was a black box with a ring. I started sobbing and laughing, all at once.

The rest is a bit of a blur. I know I shot right into his arms, and we hugged and kissed a lot. I know we both said some stuff, but all I remember is staring into his eyes and seeing myself, my future, my love. I never knew how amazing this could feel. With that little ring, our relationship took on a whole new level. Our love for each other strengthened and deepened to become something new, something magical; I never could have imagined it would feel like this, not in my wildest dreams.

Since then, I’ve felt myself changing and developing as I take on this new role – “fiance,” soon to be “wife.” Even through the wedding stress and disagreements that we are already having, I know my heart has doubled in size. Rather than making room for him, I’ve designated him as my sole love, and made room on the side for everything and everyone else. No matter what we go through, I know he’ll always be there for me, and I’ll always be there for him.

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    29 Comments. Leave your Comment right now:

    1. Congratulations to both of you & enjoy every second of your wedding b/c it truly goes by too fast!!!! Best wishes!!!!

    2. by Angela

      I’m teary eyed reading your story. It is so sweet! Best of luck to both of you. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

    3. by Jessica

      Congratulations Amy and Jon!! Best wishes for easy and fun planning, and a happy and fulfilling marriage!

    4. by Ruth

      Congratulations Amy and Jon! This is such a beautiful inspiring story. i hope you win!!

    5. Good luck guys! Photography is def. the most important part of a wedding besides the outcome! :o)

    6. by Lynda

      I hope you win the photography package, Amy and Jon – you totally deserve it!

    7. by Candace

      What a beautiful story! Congratulations on your engagement! You are such a precious couple! I hope you win! Candace

    8. by Megan

      Ha! I love how creative the guy gets when proposing! I’m glad you had such a great “moment”

    9. by Chris

      GL on winning this package. what a wonderful story

    10. by Matt

      Congratulations Amy and Jon!

    11. by Jillian

      Congratulations Amy and Jon! Best of luck with all the wedding planning!

    12. Such a cute story and Amy is amazing. Good Luck!!

    13. by Marlis

      Congrats again to you, I hope you win. I just love how Jon proposed to you. I think alot of men can lurn somthin from him πŸ˜‰

    14. by Brianne

      What a BEAUTIFUL story! It warmed my heart, and I felt myself smiling for you. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

    15. by Shawn

      What a beautiful and happy couple you are! Good luck with the wedding planning.

    16. by Tosha

      Your wedding is going to be beautiful, I can’t wait!

    17. by Starr

      Congrats Amy & Jon! I can’t wait for your wedding.

    18. so of course he did not tell me just how sweet he was about proposing…that is adorable and i love that i could picture the spot in my mind…

    19. I like what Jeff K said, that Jon used your passion for photography to propose. It’s romantic and suits you perfectly. Just too sweet!

      Lots of happiness to the both of you! I hope you enjoy every moment of forever. πŸ™‚

    20. by jessie jablonka

      This is sooo beautiful… congrats guys!!

    21. by Sandy

      I hope you get everything you want. Your wedding will be beautiful anyway!

    22. I just love the story of how Jon proposed to you. Wishing you a very happy life together, and I do hope you get the photographer of your choice- sending you warm, fuzzy hugs from India.

    23. by Jeff K

      This is such a romantic story. I love how Jon used Amy’s passion for photography to hide the ring in the flowers. Stay happy and healthy!

    24. I’m glad Jon asked you at the Mount. The campus has played a big part in the life of your family from your aunt, your grandmother, your father and I. You grew up running around that campus.

    25. by Kimmy

      Awww that is soooo sweet!!! *sniff* I hope you get the photographer you want. That would be the icing on the wedding cake…so to speak.
      Good luck Amy & Jon

    26. by Snehal

      Amy and Jon, all the VERY best for everything! Here’s wishing you a blissful and super-exciting life ahead! πŸ™‚

    27. by Brian

      Congrats Amy and Jon! I hope you take lots of pictures at your wedding, and get the photographer you want!

    28. by Jill

      Yay Amy and Jon! I am so excited for you!

    29. by Hart

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story and totally hope you guys get the photography package!!!

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