The couple met at the gym where Nathaniel was working as a sales manager. When he offered Jessica the friends and family discount, she knew he was on to something. From then on, Jessica was motivated to routinely go to the gym so she could see Nathanial. After two weeks of chatting by the treadmill, they exchanged numbers and agreed to meet for a lunch date.
Two and a half years later on the Friday before Christmas, Jessica had the day off from work. Nathaniel did not. Jessica woke up that morning to 18 long-stem roses and a wrapped present. Nathaniel’s gift was a blank scrapbook with a note inside that sent Jessica on a scavenger hunt for pages throughout the day. She thought that he may propose, but changed her mind when she realized he wouldn’t even be home from work when she finished the hunt. So, she was perfectly happy with her very thoughtful Christmas present. That night they went to the Gaylord Texan Resort for the ice exhibit. Nathanial really wanted to take a picture with Santa. After a thirty-minute wait, they finally sat down on Santa’s lap. To her surprise, he pulled out the final page of the scrapbook, that read “Will you marry me?” Jessica was so shocked she didn’t even say “Yes!” until Santa reminded her. After the proposal, their friends and family met them at a local restaurant to celebrate with the newly engaged couple.
Jessica graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations. Nathaniel attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Jessica now works in the sales department at RealPage in Carrollton and Nathaniel works in the sales department at Results Positive. The couple will marry at sunset on October 13 at Lantana Resort & Marina in Pilot Point, Texas.
Mary Holbrook is a D Weddings intern.