There are so many wonderful stories of how men propose to their sweethearts and I was privileged to learn of another special proposal when I met with Carmen and Tim about their wedding. They are a very nice couple who are planning to marry this July at Highgrove Estate and I was so happy that they decided to sign with me. Tim seemed very quiet at first, but I did notice there was a twinkle in his eyes. As our conversation progressed, his sense of humor bubbled out and it became clear that he is going to keep Carmen laughing throughout their life. The surprise he pulled off for the proposal just proves it.
Being the big Hurricanes fans that they are, they went to a hockey game the day after Tim’s birthday, seemingly like any other game. But beforehand Tim had spoken with Carmen’s parents and the powers that be at the arena so he could surprise Carmen and have it be televised on the jumbotron. The ‘Canes even had their mascot, Stormy, be the attendant!
When the time came, the words flashed on the screen (see the photo above), Stormy materialized, the ring came out and Tim asked Carmen to marry her. What an amazing surprise that must have been and it was all caught on the jumbotron for everyone in the stands to witness and cheer. Carmen’s parents were hidden up in the stands and they were able to get a video of the whole thing. What a treasure that is going to be!
Afterwards, Carmen’s parents found the happy couple and with hugs and smiles all around, the rest of the night was probably a blur for Carmen. She must have been walking 10 feet off the ground for days to come! Tim was probably feeling pretty good, himself.
I asked Tim if the Hurricanes won the game that night and this was his response;
“Yes they did win. A 4-1 win which further secures their place in the playoffs.”
Needless to say, I can’t wait to see what interesting things Carmen and Tim come up with to include in their wedding. I know without a doubt it is going to be very special and very “them.”
Update 8/5/11 - They did have a beautiful wedding and if you would like to read about it, here is a link to the blog post I wrote about it.