Behind-the-Scenes Bride is a real look at one of the biggest days in a girl’s life through the eyes of a real bride. At Home in Arkansas Managing Editor Tiffany Burgess is preparing to wed to her groom, Ben, this spring. Follow along as she unveils what truly happens before happily ever after.
Before the big day comes an even bigger day — at least in my mind. The day he asked and you said “yes” holds a special place all it’s own in every girl’s heart, because it is the first step toward forever.
Maybe you’ve been expecting it for awhile or maybe it has come as a bit of a surprise — either way the magic of the moment is still there.
For me it was a combination of both, I have known Ben almost my entire life, dated him for almost a year, and talked about marriage at least a dozen times. However, I had no idea what was coming! He planned a perfect evening proposal in a pecan orchard near my hometown. Best of all, I had no idea that’s where we were going. I was dressed and ready to go to dinner with friends.
While a storm started approaching just as we arrived even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen our spirits. Of course, I said “yes!”
Take It From Tiffany: Guys, if you’re reading this, do yourself a favor and get a photographer or friend to capture the moment. The pictures are priceless and you’ll treasure them for years to come. She will literally swoon each time you look at them.
How did you get engaged? Were you surprised?