Sweet Proposal at Magic Kingdom

If you ask us, Walt Disney World is always a good idea! It also makes for a magically proposal spot! There’s nothing like saying yes to forever with Cinderella’s Castle in the background. This is exactly what Georgia groom Edgar had in mind when proposing to his bride, Jacky.

When Edgar gave Jacky tickets to the Happiest Place on Earth for her birthday, she had no idea what a memorable trip it would be. From the outfits with themed masks to Jacky’s manicure to booking Johanna Oaks Photography to capture their special moment, Edgar planned every detail.

How did you meet?

From Bride, Jacky:
“We met while working at iHop 4 years ago. Edgar had just moved to Georgia from New Mexico, wanting a new start, and thanks to the help from his sister and brother-in-law he got their extra room and a job as a cook. I had started a week before as a server, he flirted with me by making me koala face pancakes. He says when he saw me he fell for my smile and dimples. And after our first date I knew I wanted to have his loving personality in my life in any kind of way.”

Tell us your proposal story.

From Bride, Jacky:
“On my birthday he surprised me with tickets to Disney world for us two, along with a whole weeks trip planned perfectly. He had planned outfits, a nail appointment, ordered themed masks, and made all our reservations. I was spoiled to say the least!

On the day of our anniversary, we set out early to Magic Kingdom, wanting to be some of the first to the castle for some beautiful pictures. We took our train, he got stopped at security check (almost spoiling the secret), and made a b-line to Cinderella’s Castle. As we walked into the park I said “Wow! It would be amazing to be proposed to here! I hope we see one!”

We were lucky enough to only have a few people in the area, a few couples and a lonely tourist all taking advantage of the small crowds. He took my hand, walked to the very front, and I got mentally prepared for a lot of selfies with the castle. Then he looked me in the eyes, got on one knee, and said “ Jacqueline. We’ve been together for four years now, and I love you very very much. Will you marry me?” And of course I said YES!

There to capture it all was the lonely tourist, Johanna of Johanna Oakes Photography! My new fiancé had found an amazing Orlando photographer to record and photograph the whole thing beautifully! They had planned a whole Disney surprise photo shoot that came out better than I could have dreamed. I never imagined we’d be the kind of couple who gets engaged in front of The Castle.”

From Bride, Jacky:
What has been the most challenging part about planning your wedding?

“The options! There are so many beautiful options for so many details, it’s impossible to pick! Neither of us has ever been the kind to plan out our dream wedding before so we’ve got a lot to catch up on.
Our biggest struggle so far is picking a venue, even thought it’s kind of step 1. There’s so much to take into consideration and so many beautiful spots in Georgia!”

What are you most looking forward to for your wedding?

“We’re both really excited to see it all come together. To have all the parts of ourselves we put into it, the details we’re crazy for, the flowers, the messy last minute choices we’ll make, all come together finally. To come together in such a beautiful way that we’re creating for us, and to be able to celebrate and show all of ourselves to our families. It all seems so mismatched and separate from all the other details, it seems crazy that one day it’ll all come together”


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Photographer: Johanna Oakes Photography