Congratulations To Kalina And Chip, Winners The Weddings Magazine May Giveaway!
Congratulations to Kalina and Chip of Morrisville, NC! They have been selected as the winners of a $2890 gift certificate to 1705 Prime in Raleigh, good towards a rehearsal dinner, reception, or bridal luncheon!
Kalina and Chip are to wed on September 21st, 2013. Kalina was so kind to share their engagement story with us! If you would like to register to receive future prizes from our awesome giveaways, register here!
When we pulled up to the driveway, Chip said he got me something. I told him I hadn’t because we agreed on no gifts. I was a little worked up, but he said it was all fine. I then walked to the downstairs entrance and hallway and saw rose petals placed on each step leading to the main kitchen and open dining room. The entire place was covered with small white candles and rose petals. There were even candles organized to spell out C+K (Chip plus Kalina). The only lighting were the candles, and Modest Mouse was playing. Also there were champagne glasses with champagne. I had already started crying on the trip up the stairs, as it hit me suddenly what was going on. Chip didn’t say much, but got down on one knee and asked if I’d marry him and offered me my “anniversary gift”. I was crying out of happiness but said yes of course!
The back story to all of this is our friends Dennis & Tracey set this all up while we were out on our dinner. Chip didn’t want to stay downtown, because they were lighting candles! haha He somehow timed it perfectly by texting them on our way home, and they knew to take a walk and go hang out outside the house for a while…while Chip was proposing. After 30 minutes or so we called our friends back in and celebrated together. It was such a beautiful time with beautiful friends and in a beautiful place.”