Julie and Danny first met in college while playing club volleyball. (I met my husband in college while playing sand volleyball, but let me tell you, it couldn’t have been my volleyball skills that won him over. I’m really, REALLY bad at volleyball.) Their team had an out of state game, which required an EIGHTEEN hour road trip. They decided to sit next to each other, and while it may have been a long ride, it was the start of their story! I usually ask during an engagement session how the proposal happened, and I have to share theirs! They were living in Dallas at the time, and Danny planned a date night to take Julie to a building downtown that has a restaurant on the 60th floor. The elevator was broken (anyone here watch The Mindy Project?! This totally took me back to the episode where she has to climb to the top of the empire state building to meet HER Danny!) and so they were an hour and a half late to their dinner reservation. The ring was in his inside jacket pocket, and Danny had to keep moving away from Julie as she tried to lean into him. I’m just picturing how this is going down, and Julie being like, “why won’t he let me lean on him?!” After a little bit of waiting for the elevator, Julie suggested they just go back home and eat pizza :) Finally, the elevator is working again, and they make it to their dinner. Danny takes a deep breath, and starts into his proposal. Julie, however, thinks it’s a conversation about their relationship, and starts chiming in. Finally, Danny gets down on one knee, and Julie realizes what’s happening :)
I love that she didn’t even realize until the second he got down on one knee!!