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Dream Girls Meets Theatre Cedar Rapids Engagement: Craig + Kaitlin

I’m pretty sure Craig’s proposal to Kaitlin can go down as one of the most romantic engagements ever! As a star in Theatre Cedar Rapids’ recent production of Dream Girls; Craig ended his last nights show on stage proposing to his own real-life dream girl, Kaitlin.

As if a good looking guy serenading you down on one knee with a gorgeous ring wasn’t enough; Craig was also smart enough to get it all captured on camera by Hannah White Photography. I’ll leave you with a little background on how this adorable couple met, how the proposal went down, and some wedding details straight from this bride-to-be!

How we met: Craig and I went to the same High School, but there were two years between us, so we “knew of each other.” It wasn’t until later in life that we reconnected. After college, I spent a year working in China. My first weekend back in the US, my brother threw me a small welcome home party. Little did I know, he and Craig had become good friends while I was away. Craig greeted me at my surprise party and so it began…

Proposal: 4 years later….the evening of the proposal, both of our families went out to dinner together to celebrate Craig’s last performance of the musical Dream Girls at our local community theater. Little did I know, there was much more planning that had gone into the evening than I realized at the time. During curtain call, I noticed Craig stepped out from the rest of the cast. At first, I thought he was screwing up the bow, but quickly realized something was about to go down. Once the band started playing “All of Me” by John Legend, it was clear that a proposal was in the works. Those who are closest to me know that I rarely get emotional in public, but my response was immediate. As the song continued, Craig walked into the audience and found me.  After giving a short speech, he asked me to marry him and I said No. KIDDING! How could I resist a proposal like that?? While Craig had asked my entire family for my hand in marriage a month before, they were just as surprised as I was when he began singing to me on stage. Over the course of a relationship, you reach a point in time where you ponder what a proposal from your significant other might look like. This was not even in the realm of thought…and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. I am a very lucky gal.

Wedding Details: Our wedding will take place the first weekend in June, 2016. We are hoping to keep everything within the downtown area in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are fans of timeless and classic weddings…and we plan on adding a bit of bohemian flare. Live music and all the people we love will make it a truly special day!

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