Bride’s Occupation: Teacher
Groom’s Occupation: Sales (Laid off)
Their Engagement Story:
Benjamin and Nicole have known each other since high school. However, they didn’t start dating until afterwards. Ben and Nicole dated once and broke up, but never seemed to stray to far from each other. Eventually, they got back together and knew it was forever. One day, Ben went out and bought a ring, and it totally burnt a whole in his pocket!! He couldn’t keep it a secret for his life. Every night he tried doing it, but in the end decided against it. Until one night when she was in class at ASU, he text her and said, “Lets go to dinner.” She didn’t feel like going out, but she knew what he had planned since he had text all of her friends in class telling them what he was going to do. He picked her up from class and took her to a local restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale. He pulled out three roses and explained to Nicole, “One was for the past, one is for the present, and one is for the future.” On the “Future” rose, the engagement ring was tied to it!! It was so beautiful!! It brought tears to Nicole’s eyes. As soon as he finished, he said, “Did you like it, I came up with it all by myself!!” Everyone else had given him ideas, but he wanted to do his own thing, which made it that much better.
Their Wedding Day Theme Plan
Ben and Nicole are getting married at Scottsdale Stadium where the San Francisco Giants Spring Train. They aren’t Giant fans, but they both grew up in Scottsdale so the stadium has a specific meaning to the two of them. They used to go there for Scottsdale Firebird games before the Diamondbacks became a franchise. Nicole is a huge baseball fan so she had always dreamed of getting married at home plate. This was a perfect opportunity. Another reason they are using the stadium is because her scholarship for college was paid for through the Scottsdale Charros, which is a non profit organization that supports education in Scottsdale and they have a pavilion in the stadium. Their colors are black, red, and white since they are very simple to work with on a low budget. Ben was recently laid off so paying for a wedding on a teaching budget is very tough.
What the couple believes is special about their wedding that makes them feel they should win this free sponsorship…
I think Ben and I should win this sponsorship because our idea for our wedding is the idea of an “American Dream”, staying close to home, baseball, family, friends, and a whole lot of FUN. Through our wedding at the stadium, we will be living our “Dream.” Having your sponsorship would just complete the “Dream” atmosphere of everything. I have always dreamed of wearing gorgeous jewelry at my wedding, but without this sponsorship, I will just go without since it isn’t in my budget. I understand everyone is having money troubles, but I am trying my best to work towards giving myself my “Dream” just on my not so dreamy salary.