Saturday, April 6, 2013

Our engagement story

So I thought this was a great time to share with all of you how my sweet Zachary asked me to be his bride. If you have taken a look at our wedding website you might have read this but if not enjoy.. It still makes my heart smile.

The Engagement 

For weeks I had been guessing how every possible situation was going to end in Zack proposing to me. I mean crazy stuff.. for example I was having weekly manicures to make sure my nails always looked good. Finally after much prayer the Lord had given me a peace. I couldn’t believe Zachary Call Holcomb wanted to be my husband. I have prayed for a long time for my future husband and the Lord has more than blessed me by leading me to Zack. I am amazed every day at his love for me and more importantly for his love of Jesus. But back to the story.. After calming down I was ok with waiting. Knowing one day I would be Zack's bride was ok with me.. I even let my nails go. 
The night it happened Zack asked me to go on a date. It had been a while since we had been out so I was more than excited. The plan was to go to Alchemy and hang out in midtown for the rest of the night. So after getting ready we headed out. Honestly, after looking at his outfit I thought to myself.. those pants are pretty tight. He couldnt hide a box in those. We did our usual taking pictures before dinner (see photo above) and went in. The Olympics were on so we sat at a table by the bar and were having a wonderful time. That’s when the phone rang... Zack took the phone call and left the room. It was loud inside and he can’t sit still when he is talking so this was completely normal. When he returned he said his parents were having car trouble and they needed us to come help. He said they had been at Getwell Road United Methodist and their car wouldn’t start. We were finishing up with dinner so of course that was fine. We paid our tab and left. The car ride was like any other. 
We are driving up Getwell and Zack turned into St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Now this wasn’t weird to me because that is where Zack use to have band practice so I thought it was out of habit. I told him "Babe I think you made the wrong turn." Zack had nothing to say. If you know my sweet Zachary at all you know he ALWAYS has something to say but this time he didn’t. I started to think that’s weird maybe he is turning around..  but he didn’t. My heart stopped. I asked him what we were doing. He opened the car door and said come on but what I heard was "Get out!" He had to correct me later. 
So at this point I am shaking like crazy... my heart is beating out of my chest. I ask him again, what are we doing? Bless his heart, that boy was running to the door. He opened the church doors and walked inside. I get to the door and it is completely dark besides candlelight coming from the sanctuary. I immediately start crying. He does too. 

He walks me into the sanctuary and it is the sweetest, most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life. There were candles and rose petals lining the aisle and a circle of petals and candles at the altar. That’s when Zack started telling me how much he loved me and then asked "Jacquline Allyse Anderson will you marry me?" He went down to his knee and bounced right back up because through my tears I said yes! He handed me the most beautiful ring in the entire world. We hugged and kissed and then I asked "Is this really happening? Are you serious? Is this ring really mine.. Forever?!" over and over again. 
We walked down the aisle to the altar and I saw what was there. On a table Zack had an open bible and a plate with a loaf of bread and two little mason jars with wine. Still in unbelief I cried while Zack prayed for us and then broke the bread. I don’t know how I got it down but I did. After we took communion we sat and took it all in. That will always be one of the sweetest times together we will ever have. 

A little while later Zack's friends Matt Berry and Christian came out, congratulated us, and took pictures for us. They had set up the whole thing for Zack while we were at dinner. 
I still am in unbelief I am marrying the man of my dreams in June. I can’t believe I get to wear such a BEAUTIFUL ring. I can’t believe he is going to be my husband

Hurry up June 29th! 84 days!

xoxo Allyse

1 comment:

  1. Of course, I love everything about this post. I cannot thank God enough for putting such a perfect man in your life. Love you both :)