After a long day of work Aaron was walking to his car when he saw Samantha sitting alone on West Street. They exchanged a smile and hello before Aaron continued walking. He had a second thought though and backtracked, wanting to gain a friend. He introduced himself, left Samantha with his card and said, “Call me maybe?” After a week Samantha texted, “How are you?” and the rest is history!
After getting to know one another, Saturdays became a day of quality time. The couple spent their time catching up from the workweek with movies and Chinese food dinners. Aaron’s proposal creativity stemmed from this weekly ritual. It was a sweet gesture that gives insight into the thoughtfulness and passion that most men probably won’t admit to having.
Aaron planned a visit to ask Samantha’s father for her hand in marriage- from the very start he was on a mission! Aaron proposed to Samantha by inserting what he hoped would be his good luck into a fortune cookie served with their regular Chinese food… “Will you marry me?” Her response, a resounding “Yes!”
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We sat down with the couple to talk about their planning process.
Aaron, when did you feel like you were given the green light by Samantha to participate in the wedding planning?
Aaron: Immediately, and I wanted to be a part of the process because it involves a day that will be special for the both of us.
Which aspects did you want him to be involved in?
Samantha: I wanted him to be involved in every aspect… except my dress. He even helped me pick out my bridesmaid dresses!
What words of encouragement would you provide brides to get their fiancé involved in the wedding process?
Samantha: Before setting a wedding date talk with your fiancé; get him involved immediately. Getting your future partner involved helps to strengthen the relationship from the very beginning.
How important is it for grooms to have a connection to a place like Capital Custom Clothiers – The Groom’s Place?
Aaron: Invaluable! I can’t put a price on it! Once I visited the shop and started the process of selecting fabrics for my suit and designing it, I felt the excitement and wanted to be even more involved. They made me feel that it was not only about my attire and accessories for me and my groomsmen but that the success of my special day was just as important.
Samantha: He shared that he felt like he was receiving treatment the equivalent of that which I would receive from Bridal Shops and then some… this provided me with a great deal of comfort. Aaron has also decided to utilize The Grooms Place to get dressed on his wedding day to ensure that he and his groomsmen are prepared to look their best…
Step 1 – Write the custom fortune that you’ll be inserting into the fortune cookie.
Step 2 – Pick up a fortune cookie (or two, to be safe) at your local Chinese restaurant or grocery store.
Step 3 – Remove the cookie from the plastic wrapping. Dampen a paper towel and wrap it around the cookie shell.
Step 4 – Microwave the cookie for approximately 30 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is. WARNING: The paper towel will be extremely hot once your remove it from the microwave.
Step 5 – Remove the fortune cookie from the damp towel. The shell will have softened in the microwave, allowing you to pry it open. Remove the original fortune and replace it with your custom fortune. With your custom fortune inside, gently close the shell back up. After about 20 seconds, the shell will begin to harden and return it is original state.
Step 6 – Hand over the fortune cookie to the recipient and bask in the glory of their reaction!
If you have an engagement or wedding story that shows your fiancé’s or husband’s involvement in the planning, we would like to hear from you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.