A Brides staffer and her fiancé invite their guests to a traditional church wedding ceremony, followed by a chic, modern restaurant reception. Just wait until you hear their engagement story!

"Five minutes later," Jacqueline confesses, "the hostess comes over with the most beautiful plate of desserts." Around its rim, written in chocolate, were the five little words Jacqueline so desperately wanted to hear. "David got up from his seat, got down on one knee and proposed," she says. "The whole restaurant started cheering, and it was just perfect." Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

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