Derek & Shannon are months away from their wedding day! These two love each other. So much. Even from our first meeting it was plain to see. When I asked them what they loved about each other, without hesitation they would look into one another’s eyes to say what they loved – it was almost like I wasn’t there (that’s a good thing)!
So, for the proposal… Shannon loves surprises (Derek doesn’t), but she alway manages to figure them out! Derek wanted it to be a surprise for her, and went to ask her parents for her hand in marriage. The meeting went longer than planned. By then Shannon came home and figured out what was going on in the other room (her mom giving her the thumbs up didn’t help either).
Derek realized he needed to figure out a way to still surprise her, so the next day he gets all dressed up and brings flowers to Shannon after her practicum, totally catching her off guard . When she asked what he was doing, he said it was rough not seeing her all day, then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She said yes, and they celebrated with a lovely dinner at the boathouse and a walk on the pier.
Oh, and after that they went to Shannon’s family’s place after to continue celebrating. Shannon’s brother (all of her brothers are black belts) threatened Derek with a sword if he ever hurt his sister. Eek.