Will knew he wanted to marry Savannah after dating her for two years. "I was confident by that point that Savannah was going to be the woman I married," he said. On their second anniversary, he gave her a picture frame with the King of Hearts card holding out his heart to the the Queen of Hearts card. Little did Savannah know that on the back of the cards, Will had written "Will you marry me?" The question was right under her nose in her room for the past two years, but luckily, Savannah didn't find it yet as Will already had plans on how he would reveal it.
Will had the proposal in mind, but he needed a beautiful ring to go with it so he came to us.
I listened to his requests and pulled out several rings that matched his ideas. He narrowed down his choices to this elegant 14k white gold twist split shank engagement ring. It was dainty and gentle, just like Savannah.
August 29th was the day Will was going to propose. It was a warm summer night, perfect for the outdoor kick-off that 24:7, a college ministry at the University of Iowa they were both a part of, was holding. Will was able to get their college pastor in on it and their pastor asked Savannah bring the frame for a sermon illustration. After the kick-off was over, a group of them continued for their own festivity, a surprise proposal. Will's brother attempted a "magic trick" while he, Will, and Savannah were with a group of friends. This was a convenient segway for Will to do his magic trick. One of the friends pointed out that Will could actually do magic tricks so they requested he perform one.
Out of all the card tricks he could do, Will specifically did the Talking Queen, the same trick he did when he asked Savannah to prom five years prior. The Talking Queen works like this: an audience member chooses a card and the Queen of Hearts in the deck is supposed to talk to the magician and tell him/her which card it is. So Will, being the magician, pretended that he couldn't hear anything from the Queen in the deck even though he really heard two. He proceeded to ask his friends if anyone had a deck of playing cards with them to "continue" the trick. Savannah was holding onto the second anniversary gift with the two cards in the frame from their pastor's earlier sermon illustration. Will asked her to take them out so he could use the Queen for the trick. She took the back of the frame off and carefully peeled the two cards from the back. She noticed the writing on the back of the cards, and as she read them, Will got down on one knee and repeated the question that was written on the back.
Here are some pictures one of their friends took as the proposal was happening!
"Savannah is my best friend and the only person I want to spend the rest of my life pursuing and glorifying Christ with."
Will and Savannah, thank you for sharing with us the beautiful story of your proposal. We cannot wait for the magical adventures you two will have in this next chapter of life!!