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Hallie + Jackson

Her Friends’ Party was Actually for Her

Jack and I have known each other for a little over 20 years and have been dating for five years now. Before we dated, I tried to play matchmaker for him. Now he’s mine! Here’s our proposal story:

We got engaged on 8/8/2020. With COVID happening, my friends and I hadn’t seen each other for a while and wanted to do a mini girls’ night. My best friend Amy had just purchased her first townhouse in Dallas, and our other friend, Tran, was supposed to celebrate her baby’s first birthday, but it was canceled. We decided to turn girls’ night into a housewarming/first birthday party. Amy wanted to go all out. She insisted on having us dress up and wanted to decorate her place. I’m usually the party planner of the group, but Amy had told me she wanted to do everything since it was her first time being a homeowner. Every time something suspicious came up, my sister, Amy, and Jack would always have a legitimate response, so I never suspected anything. That evening, I got ready and picked up my sister. I was getting antsy because my sister, Jennifer, was taking her sweet time getting ready and making us late. We even had to turn around after we left because she “forgot” something (I found out later on she had to kill time). When we finally got to Amy’s townhouse, she gave me a tour. Her townhouse is three stories, so when I walked onto the first floor, everything was normal. As I was walking up to the second floor, I heard Ed Sheeran playing loudly, something Jack loves singing to me, but didn’t think anything of it. As soon as I got to the top of the second floor, I saw Jack in his suit, standing in front of a gorgeous set-up. There were vases, lights, flowers, and a beautiful backdrop setup. I was surprised and teared up immediately. I saw my parents, my other sister, and our closest friends watching from the stairwell of the third floor. Jack got down on one knee and popped the question. I said “yes” obviously! Jack proposed with a beautiful rose gold halo ring with an oval peach morganite. Everything was so well thought out and absolutely perfect. We celebrated with our friends and family the rest of the night.