A couple of weeks ago, Zach sent me a direct message on twitter that said, “Hey Abby I know this is kinda last minute but I was wondering if I could get you to help me aug. 9th” I quickly sent him an email to get the full details.
Zach was going to propose to his girlfriend, Brittany.
Pouring rain. Steep stairs. Pointing arrows. City views. Nervous energy. It was all perfect.
Brittany tells it all….
“A few weeks ago, Zach had told me his cousin Jason was coming to town and he wanted to show him downtown Hendersonville. He asked me if I would tag along for dinner, but it had to be an early dinner because Jason needed to make it to Greenville that night. I agreed. And I am a sucker for downtown Hendersonville. Zach told me he would call me when I needed to head down to meet the two. I thought nothing of it.
I spent the day shopping for Zach’s anniversary gift and finally he called me to meet him at the courthouse. Once again, I thought nothing of this. The courthouse has been converted into a museum, so I thought they were just checking it out. I almost stopped to shop, but realizing that I had just been shopping, I went out to meet the two.
In the lobby of the courthouse, there was a sign. So being the devote Hendersonville citizen that I am, I stopped to read what was up and coming. But there on the sign was:
“For the benefit of Brittany Jones, there will be a show tonight. An engaging time is guaranteeed for all. Monday evening 8.9.10” Then there was a picture of the courthouse and “Brought to you by: Zachary Brady.”
At that point, I was confused. Before I could even ask what was going on, a girl said “Are you Brittany?” I said yes, so she said she would key me in and I needed to follow the arrows.” So i followed the arrows (more of the old fashioned hand pointing, which I love). I ended up walking into an attic and thought, this is all wrong, but no I ended up on the roof of the courthouse. The building I have adored for years.
And I overlooked my city. The place that has hosted many of dates for me and Zach. The place I had always dreamed of getting married. And there was my boyfriend. He held me and told me to look out over the city and see how beautiful it was. (He was stalling so the photographer who was tracing my steps, could get in position). Then he held out a little green box. Most girls dream of little blue boxes, but I have fallen in love with green boxes from Jane Ashers, a local antique shop. He said “I have something for you.” Then got down on one knee and then it became a blur or my tears and his words. I always thought I would remember exactly what he said, but all I remember is crying and saying “Yes!”
He placed a 1920s ring with beautiful filigree design on my left ring finger. I told him to stand up so I could hug him and then the videographer and photographer started snapping away. I was on top of the world, or at least on top of Hendersonville with my fiance.
We took a few more pictures at the courthouse, then we took pictures on main street at our favorite places. We had dinner at Flight then met my parents and his parents at my house for dessert. It was by far the best date we have ever had, and the best night of my life.”
The awesome Carl videoed. How cool is that?! Enjoy!