Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story (A Guest Post from Jessica Poole)

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Jessica Poole of Storyboard Wedding is here today and sharing her veryownself's proposal story. Which is BAD ASS and got the couple in their local newspaper!

Jessica Poole of Storyboard Wedding is here today and sharing her veryownself's proposal story. Which is BAD ASS and got the couple in their local newspaper!

My proposal story is one that almost gave me a heart attack,
and not because of the proposal! I met my
fiancée back in 2001 and the timing was just off for us. Around 2009 we reconnected and not to sound
utterly cheesy, but it was totally fireworks. We both knew we were it for each other and I couldn’t have been more
beside myself that he loves me!

Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story

Now for the groundwork to an almost heart attack! Over the weekend of July 4, 2010, we
travelled up to his family’s house in Stowe, Vermont. When we arrived, I went up to the room we
normally stay in, to discover a dark haired girl sitting on our bed.  I was in total shock and couldn’t place who
she was and why on earth she was in our room, until I realized it was my
lifelong blonde little sister, with black hair!
I might add that she lives in California, so I was completely in
shock! So the first secret was that my
then boyfriend had secretly flown her in, in the name of not having seen her in
so long. The funny thing is, when I saw
her in the room, I actually did think to myself, ok now there is no way in hell
he proposing this weekend!  I actually
thought that, haha!

We all had an amazing couple of days, and then July 4th
rolled around. We had a jam packed day
of horseback riding, alpine slide, swimming and so on. When we got back to the house, I went into
the back and crashed out on the hammock. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my sister kept a constant eye on
me, to make sure I didn’t leave it! After a while in the hammock, my husband-to-be comes up and asks me to
put on my hiking boots, as we are going to take a walk. I knew something was up, but proposal was not
at all on my mind.

Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story (A Guest Post from Jessica Poole)
Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story (A Guest Post from Jessica Poole)Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story (A Guest Post from Jessica Poole)
Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story

As we walked around to the front of the house, I hear a
noise I recognize but it is totally out of place.  When we get to the front of the house, I see
a hot air balloon being blown up!! My
first thought was OMG he totally has to propose now!! Followed by OMG I am going how high into the
sky?!?!?! Needless to say, I was a touch
scared out of my mind. We had a rough
take off, as the basket actually slammed into the van, but we ultimately got
into the sky. We were up there for a
long time and it was truly so amazing. I
will totally admit though, I wasn’t a fan of anyone moving around in the
basket, I was honestly…scared! 
Haha. We were up in the sky for
what seemed like an eternity and no proposal! 
I thought to myself, oh…. O.K…. maybe he really is just being over the
top super sweet… We were commenting on
how amazing the views were, and then he tells me that there is another reason
that we were up there, and I knew it!! 
He asked me to spend forever with him and do him the honor of being his
wife! He proposed roughly 4800 feet in
the sky!! I’m not a huge crier but my
face hurt so badly from grinning so hard!

The funny thing about hot air balloons is that you can’t
control when or where you land them!  As
it turned out, we ended up being in the air twice the normal length of time, as
the wind continued to blow us over mountain ranges and we simply had no place
to land, it was all forest! Eventually
we found a super small town that we had a good shot of landing in. We finally put the balloon down and my
fiancée actually had to help drive it over a small hill. The town that we landed in was so small, that
the people living there actually got into their cars and came to see us
land! There had to be close to 50 people
that gathered around our landing site! The kids were all super excited to get to see a real hot air balloon up
close and personal, and what’s even better is that they actually got to help
take it down. Even more amazing is that
the town newspaper showed up and did a story on us! So as a happy accident, we actually made the
front page of the local paper with a follow up story on another page with 4
pictures in total.

Our Hot Air Balloon Proposal Story (A Guest Post from Jessica Poole)

It was by far the most amazing thing anyone has ever done
for me and I feel so truly lucky that someone loves me so much!


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