Friday, January 18, 2008

The Proposal: Brian and Jackie

This was the original place I wanted to do it but it turns out there was already a guy asking a girl to marry him down there. The area was blocked off and we got their limo driver to take this picture. You can see the other couple hogging the space just next to my elbow. I was getting nervous because my plan wasn't working but I decided to go and try to find another place.
We asked a lady to take some pictures for us and she willing did. She kept asking me questions on how I wanted to the pictures and I was just so nervous that I wasn't really answering her questions. We then switched spots and I got her to take this video, even though she didn't know she was going to be filming.



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She said she would marry me! It might be hard to hear on the video but she said it.



After the proposal we went to Mozambique, a restaurant in Laguna Beach. It was a lot nicer than the Mozambique Jackie and I came to know and love.

19 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are very excited to having Jackie one step closer to being part of the family. I loved the last line in the video where the volunteer videographer said, "You're pretty freakin' cute."

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  2. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!! JACKIE WILL BE A WONDERFUL ADDITION AND GREAT SISTER IN LAW.

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  3. Oh man, that is awesome! The video was a great idea. Beth was a little embarrassed and had to turn away a couple times but the same thing happened when I was trying to get her attention at our own proposal.

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  4. I was there on the night of the first kiss and watched a small seed planted in the african nation blossom into a charming and everlasting relationship. I love you two and wish you the best. Oh yeh. Its about time.

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  5. Great, though not totally unexpected, news. We are looking forward to Jackie officially joining the Emmett clan and totally sustain Brian's choice and Jackies decision. Congratulations to you both!

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  6. AAAHHH!!! Congratulations! Seriously-- who knew when you decided to apply to go to Mozambique that it would lead to this. You two are adorable. I'm so happy for you! :)

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  7. Parabéns para a bela jovem which we hope means congratulations to the cute couple!

    If they decide on honeymooning in Illinois (and who doesn't want to?) we are here to help.

    The Illinois Emmetts

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  8. Congratulations!! I love the lady filming and how she was about to cry! No limo ride for you guys huh! Anyway congrats

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  9. How fun to get the proposal on video! What a great memory...not to mention the excellent commentary! Congratulations, can't wait for details on the big day!

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  10. Congratulations! I'm excited to have Jackie part of the family...officially. Will that lady be your videographer at the wedding?

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  11. so i FINALLY got the video to work on my computer... you guys are the two coolest people i know and your movie made me cry, hoorah. "confirmed," right? ; )

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  12. Well played Brian. Best of luck Jackie...

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  13. Unbelievable! You two are amazing and I'm so happy for you! As Brady said, I'm glad I was there from the start...who would have thought that a few "meetings" would lead to eternal bliss.

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  14. A thousand and one congratulations. I claim to be partly responsible for all of this since it was in Religion 211 that I encouraged Brain to feed the hungry and to clothe the naked by participating in one of the many BYU study abroad programs.

    Chad

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  15. It's true Chad. Thanks for that life changing advice.

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  16. Brian and Jackie posting comments? Is there some sort of conspiracy to pump up the number of comments? You'd think something big in their lives was coming up.....

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  17. This is so cute!! It was delightful to see you at BYU today and then to see your blog. Max and I are so excited for you two. Brian, you are one lucky man to have such a fine girl fall in love with you. We think the world of Jackie and know you've got to be pretty awesome too because she said yes!

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