photo | Kelli Durham
LEAH + BLAKE
Blake and I had been dating for almost three and a half years before Blake proposed, so needless to say I was hoping it would happen soon! I’m the planner in our relationship so Blake figured he wouldn’t be able to take me somewhere to propose in fear of me figuring it out ahead of time. Because of this, he decided to propose in our first home together! It was a Friday evening when I thought we were going to my sister’s “house warming party.” My parents wanted to use a “gift certificate” to a nice restaurant, so we decided to dress up to meet them before the party. I was tired after getting home from work and thought I would take a quick nap before dinner. I clearly had no idea what Blake was planning! When I got home from work, Blake wanted me to get ready right away, as he was already dressed. I tried to nap, but he kept bugging me to get ready and shower. This is when I figured out “it’s happening!” I rushed to get ready and told him to call an Uber, when I heard him telling me to come upstairs to our rooftop. I started shaking realizing it was happening here and walked up the stairs to a rose petal covered roof. He proposed on our roof top overlooking the downtown skyline with picture frames and candles set up everywhere! It was so special and romantic. We popped champagne then went to my sister’s house warming party, which turned out to be a surprise engagement party! It was the best night of my life!