Platinum Proposals

How They Asked Platinum Proposal: Jeanette and Chris

Jeanette and Chris
How We Met

Chris has two different colored eyes. I had a dream about him one week before I even met him. My dream was vague, but what I vividly remember is meeting someone with two different colored eyes and feeling completely calm…Calm in the sense that everything was right in the world. And over four and a half years later, that’s exactly how Chris makes me feel.

A week or so after this dream I met this awesome guy and what do you know: He has two different colored eyes. Meant to be, right?

Chris and I share a passion for yoga. We technically met because of yoga. How cool is it to be with someone who wants to do the same thing as you in their spare time? Pretty darn cool.

Jeanette and Chris

How They Asked

I never thought Chris would be able to pull off a surprise engagement. I’m the kind of person who overthinks every single detail. I’m a planner and perfectionist and I thought I’d catch on. In fact, a few days before he proposed, I told a friend he could never surprise me…little did I know.

On November 5, 2017, we were spending the weekend at our friends’ lake house upstate. We planned to hang out with our big group of friends and their dogs, maybe go on a hike and just relax. Chris surprised me with a camera tripod a few days before the trip. He said it was for my new photography business and reminded me to take it with us upstate.

The night before, he asked if I wanted to wake up early and watch the sunrise over the lake and take some yoga photos. Since I’m a photographer and we take yoga pictures on the regular, this was nothing suspicious. Of course, I said yes. But when we woke up in the morning it was so foggy and cold the sun wasn’t even visible. Instead of checking out the sunrise over the lake, Chris wanted to go on a hike to a little stream he knew about and take yoga photos anyway. Off we went on a short hike (one of our favorite activities, so again, not suspicious). When I set the camera up, he suggested we take a photo of the two of us instead of a yoga photo, which was a little odd. I set up the camera to take our photo on repeat and all of a sudden he was down on one knee. Just the two of us, out in nature. It was the most perfect moment. I had no clue!

Jeanette and Chris

I am so beyond thankful for him and so ready to start planning the rest of our lives together. Chris is the love of my life. Our relationship is easy. We complement each other in so many ways. I plan everything to the point of exhaustion; he reminds me to enjoy each day. He gets worked up; I remind him of our blessings. I hold onto something; he reminds me to let it go. We’re two humans, doing this life thing in such a compatible way. Together, we are our best selves. With him, anything is possible.

Jeanette and Chris



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