Sydney, having flown from Dallas, had arrived in Jacksonville, Florida, to join Ethan and his family on their annual family vacation. Little did she know, this trip would be one she'd cherish for a lifetime.
Ethan had planned a special evening, reserving a table at a charming Italian restaurant close to the beach. However, as fate would have it, the weather had other plans.
Throughout dinner, Ethan found himself navigating a storm of his own, but this one consisted of rearranging every detail of his proposal. Sydney, unaware of the whirlwind of activity happening behind the scenes, enjoyed the evening, savoring the Italian cuisine and Ethan’s company.
As the rain finally began to ease, a glimmer of hope emerged. Ethan suggested they walk to a nearby beachfront hotel across the street, where he had a Plan B in place for the proposal. To his surprise, Sydney, suggested they walk along the beach first, now that the rain had magically subsided.
Ethan agreed, slightly caught off guard by Sydney's seamless alignment with his original plan. The location was near where Ethan's nana resided, a place that held a special significance in their heart. They walked the beach, Ethan initiating deep and meaningful conversation. The conversation of how Ethan asked Sydney’s dad and grandpa for their blessing emerged. Ethan expressed it was a special moment between the three of them - filled with emotion - in a golf course parking lot after Ethan beat Sydney's Dad (never her papa though). Perfect timing!
With the ocean in the background, and just the two of them on the beach, Ethan got down on one knee and asked Sydney to marry him. She said YES!
See you in Clearwater, FL!