Marriage Proposal with Self-made Children's Book - Engagement Ring Hidden in Book





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Published on Jun 18, 2012

After nine years of dating, the time to Pop-The-Question had finally come. I always knew, having dated someone as special as Liz, that whatever I did would have to meaningful and memorable. So I took one of Liz's favorite story, a playful story that I had invented about our love for one another, and turned it into to a book.

Once I wrote the story I realized that I was going to need a talented illustrator to really bring my roughly sketched scene and characters to life. Someone who could express the emotion Liz and I felt for one another through color on paper. Enter Jamie Pogue, the talented illustrator who was almost as excited as I was about the project.

Once the book had been finally complete, after several rounds of revisions between the illustrator and myself, it was finally time to propose. After nearly 9 months of planning, there I stood on bended knee, awaiting my future fiancé to find her engagement ring cleverly embedded in the book. One of the many amazing moments of that night, on the warm beach of Mexico, was how similar the scene in the booked matched the scene in which we became engaged. It was almost as if the illustrator had seen that night prior to drawing the images in the book.

Needless to say, this books has instantly become a part of Liz and myself. I hope one day our children and our children's children flip through the pages and realize the passion and love from which they were derived.

We'd like to extend a special thank you to Jamie Pouge (http://www.jamiepogue.com/) the illustrator, who helped bring our book to live


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