Platinum Proposals

How They Asked Platinum Proposal: Molly and Marcus

How We Met

We’re both from the same small hometown where everybody knows everybody, but we didn’t actually become acquainted until a little over a year and a half ago. I thought he was super cute and actually reached out to him first. We became friends, but we still hadn’t met in person because I was living in Dallas and he was living in Manhattan. Five months later, we were both traveling to Atlanta and finally decided to meet up. The rest is history!

How They Asked

A few months ago, Marcus and I both moved to Savannah, Georgia for several reasons. First of all, we wanted to be together after being in a long-distance relationship for a year. Secondly, we love this city. And finally, we wanted to be closer to family again. The week before our anniversary, Marcus told me he was making reservations at the Olde Pink House (a restaurant here) and he was going to take me to dinner to celebrate. I was excited because I hadn’t been before, plus he said we’d get dressed up since it was a special occasion. The days leading up to our date night, I started to get suspicious and wondered if Marcus was going to propose that night. I quickly dismissed these suspicions because I thought, ‘Well, he hasn’t even had an opportunity to talk to my dad yet. So I know he won’t do it until he talks to him.’ I found out afterwards that Marcus actually talked to my dad six months before he proposed!

Marcus had a car service come pick us up for dinner. Right when we got in the car, the driver said, “So we’re going to the Armstrong House?” At this point, I still wasn’t familiar with Savannah geography. So I just assumed Marcus told him the closest “landmark” because it would be easier to get there that way. Little did I know, the Olde Pink House is a 20-minute walk from the Armstrong House. So why would the driver drop us off there? We reached our destination and walked through Forsyth Park toward the park’s iconic fountain. Marcus was oddly quiet and I was cluelessly looking around, trying to see the Pink House. I finally asked, “Where are we going?” and Marcus didn’t say a word. Instead, he turned toward me and said, “Before we go, there’s something I wanted to ask you…” Then he dropped on one knee and asked me those two magical words. He only managed to get out two words instead of four because before he could finish the question, I exclaimed, “YES!” Then began all the excitement and the feeling that we were the only two people in the world. Moments later, Marcus pointed out that he hired a secret photographer to capture the moment for us! She did a phenomenal job capturing all the emotion and joy we felt. After taking some posed photos with Wendy, Marcus admitted he didn’t actually make reservations at the Pink House. We were going to walk across the park and dine at the oh-so-wonderful 700 Drayton, which is the restaurant inside the Mansion on Forsyth Park. He planned the whole night perfectly and it couldn’t have gone any better!

 

 

Special Thanks

PHOTOGRAPHER: Apt. B Photography

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