Occasionally in our lives we meet people that bring us unmeasurable joy. The moment I met Carrigan I knew there was something special in store. Carrigan is this young man just bursting with happiness. In just a few short weeks he will marry the love of his life and they will be joining the pastoral staff at a local church in the Boise area. They were recently published on the popular engagement blog "How He Asked" which is a division of The Knot. We wanted to say thank you to Carrigan and Maddy for the kind words and wish them well on their final countdown. May blessings fall on both of you.
how we met
Carrigan and I met at a church event in September of 2015. We actually didn’t start liking each other until about 8 months after we met. I can count on one hand the amount of conversations we had in those 8 months. At one point, it seemed liked all the girls had a crush on Carrigan and I was the only one that didn’t. He was close with my family and a lot of my friends, so I was always around him, yet we never really talked. We even went on a trip to Seattle together (along with 7 other people) and still didn’t say much to each other.
It wasn’t until the end of April that we had actual conversations with each other and started to get to know each other better. It was almost like a light bulb went off and we both had the thought of “wow, this person is really cool, where have you been all my life?!” Then, before I knew it, we were talking all the time. I remember the first time he sent me a kissy face emoji and I internally freaked out. We started dating in May of 2016 and ever since then it’s been hard to imagine life without him. He’s my best friend and the most amazing guy I’ve ever known. I still don’t know how I got so lucky. I will forever be thanking God for bringing us together.
how he asked
The fact that Carrigan pulled off this proposal without me having any suspicions is incredible. He proposed at the Belles and Beaux wedding show at Chateau Des Fleurs that was put on by Sherry Scheline with Idaho Wed. I was working at the wedding show as one of the vendors and Carrigan just just so happened to be modeling in the wedding fashion show later that night. Once it was time for the fashion show, I took my seat at the very end of the runway next to some friends and family members. The show started and Carrigan was modeling, but I still didn’t know that the only reason he was modeling in it was so that he could pull off the proposal. Near the end of the show, all the models were walking down the runway one last time. Carrigan was the last one to walk, and right as he began walking down the runway the song “You & I” by John Legend started playing, which is our song. I turned to my cousin sitting next to me and said “Awwwhh, this is our song!” She said “Oh, really?”
Even though she knew what was about to happen. I was videoing him on my phone as he was walking down. Once he got to the end of the runway where I was sitting, he stopped right next to my chair. At this point, I was STILL videoing him. He turned to my chair, grabbed my phone, set it down and pulled me onto the runway with him. It wasn’t until that moment that I knew what was about to happen. I was SO surprised! The whole time he was talking I couldn’t believe it was happening. I’m glad we got a video of it because I was so surprised that I barely remembered anything. It was the best night of my life and it still feels like a dream. I’m very grateful for everyone that helped with the proposal, especially my fiancé who couldn’t have done a better job. Huge thank you to Sherry Scheline, Tina Tatum, Chateau Des Fleurs and everyone else that put a lot of effort into making this night so special.