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Tulip Garden

Bryan and Katie met in college. It was love at first sight, and they have been planning the rest of their lives together for quite some time. Once they graduated college, Bryan started planning the special way he would ask Katie to marry him. Bryan has known that Katie’s favorite flowers are tulips, and she has always wanted to have a white picket fence for her house, so Bryan decided to plant tulips in the words “Marry Me?” surrounded by a white picket fence. Bryan started working on the tulip garden in October of 2009 by mapping and scaling out the words “Marry Me?” on an excel worksheet. Bryan researched how to plant tulips and assure that they would come up in the spring. He then put his plan into action. He dug out the words and then planted over 300 tulip bulbs. Over six months, Bryan nursed the tulips using chicken wire to keep animals away and watching patiently until the spring season arrived. Once the tulips started to grow, Bryan built and painted the fence himself. The tulips finally bloomed on a beautiful spring day. After six long months of planning, April 3, 2010, would be the day Bryan would show Katie the tulip garden. Katie arrived at Bryan’s family’s house thinking she was there for Bryan’s birthday dinner, but she was in for the surprise of her life. When entering Bryan’s house, she didn’t think much of no one else being there but Bryan. Bryan had a glass of wine waiting for Katie and music playing. Katie and Bryan were talking and listening to music, when Bryan said, “Follow me, I have been meaning to show you something for awhile.” Katie followed Bryan onto his deck, noticing that their favorite song “Then,” by Brad Paisley was playing. Katie looked around trying to find what it was he wanted to show her. Then, Katie looked down into the yard below, where she saw the tulip garden.
As Bryan saw Katie see the words “Marry Me?” with her own eyes, he said, “I have been planning this for a long time, but I have known that I have wanted to spend the rest of my life with you for a lot longer. Will you Marry Me?”
Katie cried out, “Yes, of course!” They kissed and hugged and cried. Then, Katie looked at the ring… It was the ring that she had told Bryan several months ago she wanted while they were shopping at Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry. Katie realized this was a special, special moment that she would never forget. They went down into the tulip garden where Bryan told her the whole story of him planting the tulip garden from beginning to end. He said that they would be taking these tulip bulbs and white picket fence to the house Bryan just bought two weeks earlier. Katie’s dream came true. She had a white picket fence for her new house, tulips, and the man of her dreams.


Joan | Apr 28, 2010 | 5:29 PM
This is the most romantic, heart-warming and well planned marriage proposal ever! Chivalry is not dead. Best wishes to Katie and Bryan!

Joan | Apr 26, 2010 | 2:38 AM
6 months of planning led to the most romantic, creative & well-planned marriage proposal ever! Chivalry is not dead! Bryan's devoted care he gave to his tulip garden reflects the devoted care he will give as a husband. He was not deterred by his dog digging up the chicken wire protecting the tulips & having to replant, hiding a 28' x 5' "secret" garden, not knowing what day he would be able to propose leaving that decision up to Mother Nature, caring for the tulips for 6 long months waiting patiently for the perfect blooms on the perfect day for the perfect girl, Katie! You are a winner already! You deserve to win the trip to Greece more than anyone!

Foristal | Apr 23, 2010 | 10:44 AM
I am a friend of Jill,their sales person, and I am certain that this happy story was made extra special by Jill's superb customer service, expertise and caring relationship she has with all her customers!

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