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Mary Kate and Alex: Honeymoon Contest Winners


Here is the proposal story of Mary Kate and Alex of Ashley, Ohio -- the winners of Martha Stewart Living Radio's honeymoon contest -- as told by Mary Kate:

I knew Alex had The Ring. I even suspected we'd be attending a Cleveland Indians game. Nightmarish scenes of oversize purple baseball mascots and proposals on gigantic scoreboard screens raced through my head.

I wish I could remember all the details: what he did, what he said, how he looked. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that it's a blur. Thankfully, it was completed before we left for the ballpark and there were no JumboTrons involved.

It was a simple proposal in my parents' living room, with my mother and father present. Already having my dad's permission, Alex timed his question perfectly. As he left his seat on the sofa, I thought he was simply going to dinner; instead he dropped onto one knee and asked me to marry him.

Just as Alex loves to surprise me, I love to surprise guests. Many of my inspirations come from Martha Stewart. Not a day goes by without her radio, magazines, or website. I immediately connected with the theme of "Sophisticated and Witty" from the Winter 2007 Weddings magazine. I have an entire book filled with black-and-white details inspired by that collection of photographs. The first picture in my scrapbook? The article's all-white bouquet of feathery flowers accented with black beaded wire loops. Other inspiring additions include the unique save-the-dates, lined envelopes, hand-crafted place cards, and hand-knit ring bearer pillows. The DIY list continues to grow, but I'm proud of the first completed project: beaded wire loops for my bouquet!

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