Our first official "FEATURED COUPLE" for 2014 is Allyson Davis and Barrett Norman! We are extremely excited to be able to get to know these two and play a role in the events that lead to their "happily ever after" in August. The following is their engagement story, straight from BARRETT'S mouth (which makes it a little sweeter) :). Much love and well wishes to these two.
Allyson and I have known each other since we were about ten years old. Although we hung out and really liked
each other, we never started seriously dating until 2008 (I was 19 and she was 18). Once we started dating we couldn’t believe it took us that long to make it official.
She was always the girl of my dreams, but I never knew she felt the same way about me. I could have kicked myself for not asking her out sooner.
We knew from the beginning of our relationship that we wanted to be together forever. In the beginning
of December 2012, I finally worked up the courage to ask her father for her hand in marriage. He said, “of course, but you know how expensive she is.”
On December 19th we were having Allyson’s family Christmas at her mom’s house. I decided that would be the night that I would propose. I had originally decided to just get down on one knee and pull the ring
box out of my pocket and propose the old fashion way after everyone had finished opening presents. However, when the time came, I decided to grab an empty gift bag and slip the ring inside it. I gave the bag to her and said she forgot one. As she opened the bag, I dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me.
She said yes!
Little did I know, her brother had the video camera recording on top of the entertainment center the whole time. So, after everyone settled down we went back and watched it several times laughing at how
nervous I looked pacing back and forth before finally making my move. Now here we are today just as happy as ever planning our wedding and future together.