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May 11, 2014

I’ve always wanted a brother


And soon I’ll have one :)

This morning Thomas proposed to Jenny, and she said yes!! We’ve been keeping this a secret for a while now… Mom and dad called me while I was at the Delight Retreat and said that Thomas had come over that night and asked for their permission to propose! It has been so hard to keep this a secret! Jenny is super nosy, and would ask so many questions!! “Has he asked mom and dad yet??” “He’s probably not even proposing until August…” “I really want to get married this fall, I have zero time to plan this thing” ;) And of course, we’d all lie and say “why, no! He hasn’t said anything!!” ;) But now, all the secrets are out, and we don’t have to lie anymore!! Haha! So here’s how it happened ;)

Thomas decided to propose on Mother’s Day, during the Sunday service, because then in case Jenny accidentally saw either set of parents she wouldn’t think anything unusual about it! And also because it is just an insanely awesome set-up ;) They also met on the Aletheia stage! The plan was that he was going to propose right at the very end of the service… So cue an extremely long sermon. ;) Oh my word, by the time the proposal finally got around to happening, I was shaking in my Sperry’s. I was so nervous that the photos were going to be blurry because I was shaking so much :) But I bumped my ISO up as high as I was comfortable {ISO 12,000 baby ;)} and BOOM! I got it done! Haha! I also had DJ take a video on my phone, and I’m so glad that she did, because now I can actually watch it!! I loved taking pictures of it, but it’s so nice to be able to watch it again and actually experience it :) I’ll never forget the sound of the crowd when Thomas got down on one knee!! Lots and lots of screaming :) After the last song, Thomas said he had another announcement, and then the band started playing the Paramore song “Still Into You”, which is one of Jenny’s favorite songs! He sang the chorus to her, and then got down on one knee and proposed!! It was such an amazing moment, and I’m so thankful that the whole family was able to be there!! It was a huge surprise to Jenny, she had absolutely no clue what was going on in the months leading up to this! When Jenny left early for band practice this morning, the rest of us were in the kitchen and as soon as she pulled out of the driveway we all put our hands in a pile and said “BREAK!!”, and assembling the engagement party began :) All day yesterday, mom was making all kinds of food while Jenny was at work, and so we hid the food all over the house for when she came home! Haha! She had no idea :) Jenny also thought that she had to work today, so after he proposed and we all ran on the stage mom said “oh, by the way, you don’t have to go to work today”, she about died of happiness ;) She hates working on Sunday’s, and especially Mother’s Day because it’s so busy! She might have been more excited about not going to work than she was about the ring ;) Hahaha! Just kidding, they are both extremely happy and excited!! LET THE WEDDING PLANNING BEGIN!!


Here’s the video!!

EDIT: The videographer released the video!! Oh how I love it :) Here it is!!


I took some photos during the first and second set of music, to throw off any suspicion of me being there with my camera ;) We told Jenny that we were shooting some video and getting photos for the new website :)



They totally matched ;)



Proposal time!!!!!!!!! Thomas looks so nervous/excited :)



Her ‘I have no idea what’s going on’ face ;)



And then her ‘oh my word, I know what’s happening now’ face ;)



My favorite picture ever :) I love it!!



Love this photo of mom and dad and Thomas and Jenny!! It makes my heart so happy :)



Engagement party!!



Isn’t her ring the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?? It’s an antique, and a instead of a diamond, he put a white sapphire in! It’s absolutely gorgeous <3

I am so excited for you two, I can’t believe this is happening!!! It’s wedding planning time!!

6 Comments on I’ve always wanted a brother

  1. MargaretAnn

    May 11th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    AAAAA! That’s so exciting! And this was the sweetest proposal I’ve ever seen. I’m SO glad you got to capture it on camera.

  2. Mikailah Autumn

    May 11th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    awwwwww this is the cutest thing i have ever seen oh my goodness. so so so cuuute. and so exciting!! congrats to your sister, and future brother-in-law!! xox

  3. elizabeth.

    May 11th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    This is so sweet!! And you captured it perfectly. Love these! And, yes, her ring is pretty much the definition of gorgeous ;) Congrats to your family! <3

  4. Davene Grace

    May 11th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    What wonderful news! I’m so thrilled–for Thomas and Jenny AND for the whole family!! :)

    Having these pictures and the video is priceless. Great job, Emily! :)

  5. Featured on HowHeAsked.com! » Emily Sacra Photography

    May 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 am

    […] list for a while now to get a proposal published on HowHeAsked.com! And it was non other than Jenny and Thomas’s proposal that got featured!! I was so excited when I got that email saying it was on the front page! Within […]

  6. 24 Days » Emily Sacra Photography

    September 3rd, 2014 at 10:04 am

    […] cool cats are getting married!!!!!!!!!!! Time has flown by SO fast! Didn’t Thomas just propose like, a month ago?? :) So much planning has happened in the last 4 months, and it’s almost […]

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