We are rocking it this season with weddings and surprise proposal photoshoots! With strong tourism in Nashville, a Nashville tourist marriage proposal happens here regularly. Each one I’ve done with each couple is unique and special in its own respect. History was made with Javier and Catie, for a couple of reasons. Instead of me telling you, I will let Javier do the talking, as he wrote his story for me of their relationship and the proposal.
I’ve never seen a lady get down with the guy proposing, this was raw and real emotion in this Nashville tourist marriage proposal, I loved it!!
So we get to the big day and we get ready to head to the beautiful pedestrian bridge. Jay and I decided on sunset around 7 because it would make a gorgeous setting and I could use the excuse of we were going to dinner after seeing the bridge. Just something I could use to keep Catie in the dark. So we get in our Uber with plenty of time for us to arrive on time. It should have only taken 5 minutes. After about 15 minutes of driving around and heading in the wrong direction I see the Uber driver throws his hands up looking confused and he says “I don’t know”.
It is now 7:15 and the sun is starting to go down. I begin to get flustered, worried, and angry that this Uber driver is going to ruin all these plans. I begin to get angry with the driver which didn’t help the situation. As usual with our relationship, the other person steps up and Catie is the one who gets us to our destination. However, there is one problem.
The driver has dropped us off on the wrong side of the bridge from where Jay has a spot picked out and was waiting for us. I text Jay letting him know what had been going on because we are losing sunlight by the minute. He tells me he’s on the move and will meet us half way. By this point I’m still flustered, frazzled, and angry. I’m half outta breath from being nervous and hustling down the bridge and starting to sweat. The whole time Catie is being amazing and trying to cheer me up without even knowing why I’m so upset. As usual, she’s always picking me up. In the distance I see Jay and I know this is our spot. We start walking up and Catie immediately points to Jay and says, “I wonder if they guy will take our picture?” Of course. Of all people, she points out the one guy she’s not supposed to notice. So I tell her not to bother him because he looks busy and I take her with me out onto the overlook point.
Once we get out there…more trouble. I see two other couples who I’m pretty sure are there for the same reason I’m there. I had this plan to make small talk and take some selfies with her to lead up to the proposal. But to be honest, I was still rattled from everything that lead up to this. I couldn’t think of anything to say. At the same time I’m thinking, there’s no way in hell I’m letting one of these other couples steal our shining moment and mess things up even more. So due to being rattled, flustered, and worried some other couple would steal our thunder….there was no build up. I immediately drop to a knee and pull out the box and ring.
The look of shock, amazement, and pure joy on her face made me forget about everything else. But if you were to give me a million dollars right now for me to tell you what I said to her in that moment…I couldn’t do it. I have absolutely no clue what I said to her. I just remember being nervous, stuttering, mumbling, and trying to find the words. But what’s so amazing is that I didn’t need the right words. She understood everything I was trying to get across to her. I’ve never felt so loved in my life. Her reaction reassured me this woman was going to love me unconditionally. We had some pretty emotional and passionate moments after I put that ring on her finger for the first time. Jay was the Jedi master and captured those moments better than I could have ever imagined. Catie had no clue until I introduced them. Looking back and reflecting on that 45 minutes of chaos. – Javier
Thanks Javier and Catie for giving me such a rich story to tell. The couple then had their dinner reservations at The Southern, in downtown Nashville. I hope you’ve enjoyed this lovely heartfelt Nashville tourist marriage proposal, and congratulations Javier and Catie!