As many of you already know and for those of you who don’t, I got engaged last week to my amazing girl friend Ariane. Let me tell you how it all happened.
After we had discussed marriage one night and decided that it was what we both wanted I went about planning how to propose. All I really knew was that I wanted to surprise her. I started thinking up ways to propose that might be original and surprising.
After mulling over a few ideas I settled on one. I thought it would be cool if I took her to the fire station and had Davis Co. dispatch page out my proposal over our speakers. Of course this would mean all the department and most the county would know as well, which my fire department would find out any way and not that many people outside of Kaysville Fire would know who I am, so that wasn’t really an issue. After getting the approval from our chief I decided to go with that plan.
I talked with Arianes dad one night and he gave me permission and blessing to marry his daughter. His one question to me was, “Are you planning on taking her to the temple to marry her?” And I am going to do just that.
I went to few jewelry shops and found a ring that I thought was classy, elegant and beautiful just like Ariane.
When I found a good day to go through with this I planned a date with Ariane. I told some family and close friends what was happening and invited them to my house to have a little engagement party for Ariane and they could listen to dispatch make the announcement on my pager. I told her the day of the date that I had to work late at the fire station to cover for another firefighter and I asked her if she would like to come up to the station and have dinner with me and my partner and she agreed.
So after everyone had gathered together at my house I went over to the station to wait for her arrival. Once Ariane got there I excused my self, telling her I had to make a phone call. I went and called dispatch. About a minute later our alarms went off and dispatch said, “Kaysville Fire, informational page only. Ariane will you marry Scott?” and I got down on one knee and pulled out the ring.
She was pretty shocked. As she told me later, “I heard your alarms go off and thought, “Cool I get to see them go on a call” and then “Wait, that was my name, oh my gosh!” At first she said nothing, which had me a little worried. After she realized what was happening she said, “Yes.” The guys at the station took some pictures of all this.
Then we got in the car and headed back to my house. Ariane said, “I need to call my Mom and my sister and let them know.” I told her to wait for a little bit.
We pulled up to my house and I told her her parents were at my house along with her sisters family, some of my family and some friends. We went into a house full of people eager to great us. She was so surprised that everyone had come there to see her.
It was a great night. I love Ariane and I am so happy to be marrying her, she is amazing.
No, we don’t know when the wedding will be. I’ll let you know as soon as we do.
6 months ago