Their Story as told by Shelby:
Jordan and I met at church on Sunday July, 31st, 2011. He was sitting with a mutual friend and I sat behind them. When we stood up to greet those around us, he introduced himself and shook my hand. After the service, he turned to me and complimented my singing voice. I was so flattered! We Facebook messaged back and forth for a week, went on a date, and within 2 weeks of meeting each other were dating!
It didn’t take long to know Jordan was the one. I was almost positive he would be my husband on our very first date! Within 3 weeks of dating, I was convinced I would marry him some day.
Shelby says, “After we had been dating for almost 9 months, Jordan and I took a trip to New York City with his family. Five days into the trip, Jordan and I had a whole day to ourselves. I should have known something was going to happen. He treated me to a fancy breakfast and we spent the whole morning walking hand-in-hand through Central Park. At one point I thought he was going to drop to his knee in the middle of the park. We spent the rest of the day walking through the city, shopping, and even had lunch at the famous Serendipity III!
That evening the whole family got ready for our trip to the Empire State Building. By this point, everyone was acting funny, awkward, and nervous. It was then that I knew what would occur at some point that night. Of course, I couldn’t tell Jordan that I knew he was going to propose. So I simply played along as we made our way to the top of the Empire State Building. (Jordan says, “I was incredibly nervous! I had planned everything except what to say once we got to the top!”) After spending time overlooking New York City from the 102nd floor, Jordan began saying some extremely cute and sappy things. He told me he had a surprise for me, and just when I thought he was going to pull out a ring box, he instead presented me with a scarf I had been eyeing at the mall! While I was happy to receive this gift, I was extremely disappointed that it was no engagement ring.
But Jordan continued his sappy talk and soon his hands began to shake. That’s when I knew it was coming! Sure enough, he dropped to one knee in the middle of the room and asked me to marry him!
Jordan & Shelby have become great friends of mine! In fact, Jordan’s Mom sings on my worship team and his Dad is my sound man! I am more than excited to be a part of their special day in August, 2013!