Wednesday, September 2, 2015


What a way to ring in 2015, with a beautiful New Year's day proposal. I was actually present to witness this lovely occasion. After an uplifting Watch Night service, I remember hearing whispers of, "He's about to propose, he's about to propose to Shan." I didn't catch it immediately until I saw Shandreka and Marcus' family and friends gathering together with their cameras to capture the proposal.

Marcus gave a very heartfelt speech leading up to the Big Question. He spoke of his grandmother (who is now at home with the Lord) and how she admonished Shandreka. Shandreka stood calmly, at first, listening to Marcus, then he got on his knee...

I am happy to share today's proposal story of such a wonderful couple. See how Shandreka reacted before her "yes" and find out more about their wonderful day.

Date of Proposal: January 1, 2015
Wedding Date: April 29, 2016
Wedding Location: Orlando, Florida
Social Media Links: (@sassy_butterfli @bigmarc407
Wedding Website: Under Construction (In progress)
Wedding Hashtag: #KeepinupwiththeJONESES

Shandreka & Marcus

How did your fiancĂ© propose? 
At church at Watch Night Service (New Year’s)

Did you know that a proposal was coming? 
No, not really but I knew something was up when I saw all my family with their cameras.

What was your reaction? 
Speechless (big cry baby).

How did you celebrate the proposal that day/night? 
Went to grab something to eat went home and went to sleep. 

How did you share the news with friends and family? 
My family and friends all knew about the proposal….expect me (lol)

Did you/will you be having an engagement party? 
No I will not be having an engagement party. At first I wanted one but changed my mind.

What did you love the most about your proposal? 
That it took place in church and he took time to think about how he wanted to propose and also got my family and friends involved to help keep it a secret.

Was your proposal everything you dreamed it would be? 

More photos of the happy couple

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Photo Credits: Shandreka Johnson, Marcus Jones, Opulent Artistic Imagery