photo | Seleni Hernandez Photography
LEEANN + PATRICK
Patrick and I have been together since we were 14 years old. We’ve always talked about our future together, our wedding, but I couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect proposal than the one he prepared for me.
I was headed over to Patrick’s house to meet his grandfather for the very first time (he’s 88 years old and lives in India) so traveling can be hard for him. But I was so excited to go to dinner to meet him. When I pulled up to Patrick’s house, he got me out of the car and walked me to the lake in his backyard – a spot that holds a lot of amazing memories for us. He had made a beautiful arc of twinkle lights and a bonfire. As we were walking up to it, I was balling my eyes out because he was playing our favorite artist, Daniel Caesar, on the speaker. We talked for a little bit about our life and how it’s so crazy that we’re here right now, and then he got down on one knee and asked me to officially spend the rest of my life with him. It was truly a night I’ll never forget and would do anything to relive it over and over again. And what made it even more special was when we went inside his house, our families and Gage, our dog, were there to congratulate us. I finally met his grandfather, and he gave me his blessing and whispered to me that I was going to be a great wife for Patrick. Seriously best night of my life and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world!