She Said Yes! Amanda & Marcus

11/20/2013 11:00 AM

11/20/2013 11:33 AM

Amanda Ladd & Marcus Alexander

White Glove Photography

Throughout our relationship, Marcus has understood how important my family is to me. After insisting he spend Christmas 2012 with me and my family, Marcus arrived on Christmas Eve with presents in hand—I actually held and placed my gift under the tree! On Christmas Day, I opened my gift to find three smaller boxes. The first had candy canes in the shape f hearts, the second a bunch of Hershey Kisses, and the third a small box. Seeing that box made me think, “Oh my god, is this a ring,” but then I thought it could be a nice pair of earrings or necklace. But as I opened the box, saw Marcus get on one knee, and heard my family literally scream, I realized it was really happening. Marcus then told me he loved me and asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes! Having my family witness it was so special to me, and they appreciated it just as much as I did.

-As told by Amanda

Amanda and Marcus will be married April 5, 2014.

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