"Sitting with you in a dark room, warmed by a fireplace. You know there's just something about you. You brighten my day. I got something to run past you, I just hope I say it right. So I take your hand and ask you, Have you made plans for the rest of your life?"
So naturally, it's time to go down memory lane of country music's favorite married couple and their sweet October 6, 1996 wedding.
The couple fell for each other on tour in early 1996, and by October they were married. On their 19th wedding anniversary, McGraw told his audience in Colorado the adorable story of how he got Hill to marry him. "We were in the dressing room, here, June 26, 1996, and it was raining and stuff and we'd been on tour for a while together, and I joked around with her about getting married. And so I said... I looked at her, grabbed her by the hand, and dropped forward [on my knees] onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, 'I'm really serious. I want you to marry me.'" The songstress laughed in response. "She said, 'We're at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you're asking me to marry you? And I said, 'Yeah.' So I went onstage."
During his performance, McGraw's future wife gave him an answer to his question. "I had in my dressing room... this foldout case that had a mirror in it that was my dressing armoire," McGraw said. "I still have it to this day. When I came back offstage, [I saw] a Sharpie with lipstick kisses all over it, saying, 'Yes! I'm gonna be your wife.' It had, 'I love you' with big lipstick kisses. And this is the place right here."
Hill and McGraw might have been one of the first celebrity couples to pull off a surprise wedding. The duo invited friends for what guests thought would be a softball game and concert in the groom's hometown of Rayville, Louisiana, and surprised everyone as they stood under an oak tree with a minister, ready to say "I do."
Wearing a simple slinky white wedding dress, the bride—who was three months pregnant at the time—went barefoot and sported some seriously '90s gloves and a simple string of pearls. The groom wore jeans topped with a black coat.
We'll continue to awww at Hill and McGraw's sweet relationship, not to mention their adorable Instagram moments. From stage reunions to family vacations, these two sure know how to make marriage look easy. There's certainly no shortage of swoon-worthy moments.
Here's to 24 more years for these two!