Yes Men

Yes Men | Locally wed grooms pop the question with one-of-a-kind proposals
The Big Picture “W e were on Kiawah Island with our families and one morning, I woke up at 5 a.m. to take a picture of the ring I had custom-designed for Katharine. Then I took shots of the ordeal that is getting her out of bed at that hour. Just after the sun came up, I told her to look through the photos on the camera. As she scrolled through, she froze at the picture of the ring. I got down on one knee, pulled out the real ring, and asked her if she would let me be so lucky as to spend the rest of my life with her.” —Wes Earnhardt married Katharine Haklisch June 14, 2008 at Saint Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church High Flyer “Ihad Taylor’s engagement ring for a little over two months and was just waiting for the right opportunity to propose. We went to South Florida to visit my parents and I scheduled a surprise tandem parasail boat ride for the two of us—something she had always wanted to do. I told Taylor we were going on a beach walk, then took her to the ocean cruiser. Once we were airborne and at the end of the line, the world seemed to stop. It was so beautiful and surprisingly quiet up there, and we could see for miles. (Later she said she could tell by the look on my face what I was about to do.) She teared up, and I asked her to be my wife. I always tell people that the view was gorgeous but that it didn’t compare to how beautiful Taylor looked when she said, ‘Yes.’ When we were back on the ground, I gave her the ring.” —Jonathan Feuling married Taylor Vaughn May 3, 2008 at Tidewater Chapel For the Record “I’m an inveterate keeper of receipts, programs, and mementos, so I made a ‘Laura’ file. On our one-year anniversary, I introduced her to the file, and we had a great time looking back through all of the memories. After that, I knew I wanted to marry her, and I began keeping a list of reasons why in my Bible. When we exchanged Christmas gifts that year, the last package I gave her contained a blank file folder with the list inside. I got down on one knee and read each item to her. When I finished, I told her I wanted to begin a new folder of memories with her in our new life together.” —Scott Berggren married Laura Luehrs on May 25, 2008 at East Cooper Baptist Church