Popping the Question!


Technically, I was proposed marriage by an adorable talking pug. Husband had carefully crafted a proposal video featuring our Dogson, with highlights of our years together from the pup's perspective. It even included my first solo road trip with Ossie, where I introduced my family to him before they got to meet my then-boyfriend. The dog and I bonded as he took care of me while I got the "people flu" over Christmas break. I was quarantined and O. never left my side and he quickly became "my dog", too. It only made sense that he would be the star of this next chapter in our relationship.

After our engagement, everyone wanted to see THE RING and I kept up with frequent manicures so that my hand was at the ready to oblige. With Valentine's Day being a most romantic day for proposals, we figured there might be some future Away We Go Weddings brides who wanted show-off worthy hands. We partnered with Jade Taylor Market, a gift designer who specializes in locally curated and crafted gifts, like the Petite Bridesmaid Box featuring a perfect way to celebrate the friends who will be beside you through the "I do!"

Jade Schantzen, owner of Jade Taylor Market, is herself a nearlywed. Her idea for the market came about when she wanted a creative way to ask her friends to be part of her wedding party. Her bridal party received the first prototype JTM designs and she continued to refine her product and vision before launching in February 2017. Next up for Jade (besides her June wedding to fiance' Seth!) are boxes for corporate clients, Mother's Day, bachelorette parties and options for gents at Jade Taylor Market (think groomsmen gifts). If you don't know quite where to start with ordering a custom gift box from Jade, she will soon be rolling out an online customization tool. Better yet, contact Jade for a unique gift box, and be wowed by her creativity and excitement for surprising and delighting people.

Whether you just answered an important question with an resounding, "Yes!" or you have a "Will you be my bridesmaid?" question to ask your friends who are the best of the best, Jade and I think you deserve a little bit of luxury. One lucky bride will win a custom Jade Taylor Market box. Here's how to enter our random drawing: Like JTM on Instagram and Facebook at @JadeTaylorMarket AND share your proposal story on this post at Away We Go Weddings on Facebook! And if you haven't already, show us some like, too!

XO, S.

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