We couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work alongside Brianna and Josh in preparations for their wedding day. Their story is an extra special love story that needs to be told! Here's their story, in Brianna's words:
HOW WE BEGAN DATING: In April 2011, Josh and I started talking on Facebook. We met at a store in Walnut Grove for the first time. Every weekend, we started riding back roads and hanging out. It turned into an every night thing. In September 2011, he finally asked me to be his girlfriend. We, eventually, began to do everything together: hunting, fishing, mud-riding.
On December 20th, 2014, after dating for three years, I was involved in a horse accident, where I was put into a medically-induced coma for two weeks with a severe brain injury. As I’ve been told, Josh never left the hospital. He only went home to shower and change clothes, and was right back with me while I fought for my life. Though the doctors told my family I was brain dead, God was not through with me. Josh said I was just playing a joke on everybody, that I would wake up and say “gotcha.” I started waking up on January 5th, 2015, and little by little, began to come around. I shocked the doctors and nurses at the progress I made with each passing day. I walked out of Methodist Rehab on February 6th, 2015. By March 2015, after rehab and hard work, I was driving, back at work and resuming my normal life.
While we don’t realize why sometimes, God always has a perfect plan for each and every one of us. Josh and I realized life is too short and we were ready to get married and start our life together. We learned many things from my accident, and our love for each other only grew stronger.
HOW HE PROPOSED: On February 14, 2015, eight days after I was home from inpatient rehab, Josh was going to take me out for Valentine’s Day. It would be our first date since my accident. So of course, I was ready at 5:00, waiting on him. I had big plans to go to Jackson. Josh showed up about 7:00. I was ill, of course, because he said he had been working on a food plot for deer. When he showed up, he said we just needed to go somewhere close. We decided to go to The Fish House in Walnut Grove. After we ate, he said he wanted to go to the sand bar where we had our first kiss, to watch the stars. It was very cold. I didn’t really want to go, but he was dead set on taking me to watch the stars.
When we got there, we parked the truck and rode the four-wheeler to the sandbar. I saw lights across the sandbar; I thought it was alligator eyes. He assured me there weren’t that many alligators. He told me to go check it out. I pranced over there to see. When I got there, I saw candles lit up everywhere, which spelled out “Marry Me.” I read it about four times just to make sure I wasn’t reading it wrong. I turned around and he was on one knee with the ring. He asked me to marry him, and I said, “Yes! It’s about time!”
Today, Josh and I couldn’t be happier! We are ready to start our new lives and believe that we can and will conquer anything that life puts our way. We have been truly blessed by the good Lord above and count our many blessing every day.