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Christine Morrill and CJ Danielson (Photo by Susan Ruddy Photography)

Deborah Pulsone and Andrew White (Photo by Jen Osojnicki, photographer)

Jessica McPartland and Bryan Walsh (Photo by Jen Osojnicki, photographer)

Sarah Lockwood and Kyle Pelletier (Photo by Pasha Plugovoy Photography/

Meet the 2013 Local I Dos Magazine featured engagements

These couples are set to walk down the aisle, but first find out about their proposals.

Christine Morrill and CJ Danielson

Mansfield and Seekonk

Wedding date: June 8, 2013

Ceremony venue: St. Mary's Church, North Attleboro

Reception venue: Westin, Providence

How CJ proposed: "It was our second year in a row going to the Blue Water Resort in South Yarmouth. (During) the time leading up to this, I was constantly asking Christine questions about it. I would ask randomly and always sink into her mind that it wasn't going to happen this time. Reason being I was being deployed with Army overseas in November 2011. I would tell her I did not think its time and I did not want it to feel like a pressured thing. We both knew it wouldn't be pressured - we were madly in love and had been for some time.

"Unknown to Christine, I had bought her the engagement ring she wanted long before we even had our vacation set. I knew exactly how she wanted it, but the idea of how I was going to do it was still trying to pop into my mind. A few weeks earlier I had asked her father for his permission and his blessing. Probably the most nervous I had been ever in my life. He, of course, said yes. This was one of the more important things to Christine and also very important to me.

"We started our vacation and spent the first day at the beach as we always do. I asked Christine if she wanted to walk down the beach and maybe grab some seashells on the way. The idea was getting more vivid in my mind. We grabbed some drinks at the bar and walked down the beach picking up seashells and talking about getting engaged about how we agree that this year wouldn't be right, but when it does happen how she would want it to play out. We must have picked up a hundred seashells on that walk and finally made it back to our room.

"The next day was spent just like the first, but this had to be the day if I wanted my plan to work. We got to the later hours of the day and I had made reservations at a nice restaurant and the sun was going to set in a couple hours. I again asked if she wanted to pickup seashells, so we did and went and sat down to watch the sunset. I went up to our room and while I was there I grabbed the ring, setup the champagne glasses I had very safely stored in a backpack and put the bottle of Dom Perignon her parents had given me on ice. I walked back down towards the beach and got us a drink and sat down beside her.

"At this time I knew what I wanted to do, but had no idea how to do it. With perfect timing Christine said, 'Let's play a game.' It's a game we typically play were she will use her finger to write a message on my skin and I'll try to figure it out except this time she wanted to write it in the sand. Perfect! Christine attempted to write "smile" in the sand and, of course, I did just that. I told her it was my but asked her to turn around because I was going to write it in seashells and it might take a bit. She turned around and I took my time shaking the whole way writing "Will you marry me?" with seashells in the sand. I told her to turn around and standup because it would be hard to read sitting down. She stood up and started to read. I got down on one knee with the ring in my hand and said, "Christine will you marry me?" She then looked over and screamed, "WHAT!!" she then proceeded to cry and run away not once, but twice. Finally, back standing in front of me I said, "Well, will you?" She said, "Yes, yes, of course I will!" After telling her that the next step was to stop staring at the ring and let me put it on she allowed me to.

"People on the boardwalk cheered and clapped, some young children came by asking if we just got engaged and I told them we did. They had a balloon flower, a real flower and a little girl gave Christine her little bracelet - all totally unplanned but an excellent addition. We then proceeded to our room were she called (seemingly) everyone in Massachusetts and cried and people walked by looking at us funny and at one point I needed to tell them we just got engaged. It was by far the best day of my life up to this point and has never ever been even a second thought on my decision to make her mine."

- written by CJ Danielson

Sarah Lockwood and Kyle Pelletier


Date of wedding: August 3, 2013

Ceremony venue: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Seekonk

Reception venue: Pawtucket Country Club, Pawtucket, R.I.

How Kyle proposed: "It was a beautiful Friday in September when Kyle proposed," Sarah said. "I was on my commute home from work and like always, I gave Kyle a call. Our call was just as usual, and I had no suspicions, and in no time I was pulling into our condo community. Parking my car, I immediately saw a white rose and a card sitting next to my parking spot, and then white rose petals along the walkway to our condo. I was so surprised and when I stepped out of the car, I picked up both the rose and card, and quickly flipped over the card to make sure it had my name on the front. I opened the card and began reading.

"Of course, at this point I pretty much knew what was happening. It was so hard to read the card at that point because of the excitement and anticipation, so I skipped all the way to the bottom and it read "Come upstairs, I have something for you, p.s. the dog is at your parents' house so she doesn't ruin the moment." At that point I lept and bound up the stairs and slowly opened the door.

"When I did, there was a huge bouquet of flowers, candles lit everywhere and rose petals covering our home. Kyle was standing in the living room in a suit and tie. I stepped into the house and froze. Kyle actually had to tell me to come over to him. When I did, I heard "Marry me" by Train playing. Kyle went down on one knee, took out a box, popped it open and asked me to marry him. I immediately started crying, so much so that I couldn't even see the ring he had just put on my finger.

"I managed to say 'yes!' and before I knew it he was off his knee and hugging me. Finally, after I dried my happy tears, I saw the most beautiful ring I could ever imagine. I wouldn't have wanted our engagment any other way! It was so intimate and personal."

Jessica McPartland and Bryan Walsh

North Attleboro

Date of wedding: June 14, 2013

Ceremony venue: The Parish of Christ the King, Mashpee

Reception venue: The Coonamessett Inn, Falmouth

How Bryan proposed: "Bryan and I had been talking about engagement for quite awhile; however, Bryan always told me that I wouldn't know when it was happening," Jessica said.

"Bryan made reservations at Ruth's Chris in Providence for an early Valentine's Dinner on Feb. 12. After a romantic dinner, we started walking back to the car on an extremely cold night. Bryan asked me to stop speed walking as I was practically running by Waterfire, spun me around and handed me a small box. I questioned Bryan, "What is this?" Then he asked me to marry him. I was completely taken by surprise and expressed that "I couldn't be happier to spend my life with you."

Deborah Pulsone and Andrew White


Wedding date: September 13, 2014

Ceremony and reception venue: Alpine Country Club, Cranston, R.I.

How Andrew proposed: "On Christmas morning 2011, he urged me to dump my stocking out before opening any gifts, and out rolled a nice ring box and he asked," Deborah said.

"Since I had always bugged him about asking (at this point we had been together for 6 1/2 years!) I'm pretty sure I told him to shut up a few times because I was in disbelief and thought it was some kind of cruel joke. After coming to the realization that the ring was infact real, I accepted."

Ashley Estrela and Eric Rego

Seekonk and Attleboro

Wedding date: June 1 2013

Ceremony venue: Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro

Reception venue: Indian Pond Country Club, Kingston

How Eric proposed: "On Sunday, May 23, 2010, my father and his father had planned to go fishing (in Newport, R.I.) early in the morning, I didnt want to go along, seeing they where leaving at 4 a.m.," Ashley said.

"My mother and his mother drove up to meet them at about 10 a.m. when Eric said he was done fishing and wanted to rent trikes and go out in town looking at all the beautiful houses.

"Our mothers went their separate ways and we went over to Brenton Point when we ran into our mothers and my brother, I still had no clue - just thought this was a coincidence. He asked me if I wanted to take a picture at the end of a jetty on the ocean. So as we were climbing the rocks to get to the end, he spun me around and proposed to me. My brother was taking pictures the whole time!"