Earlier this year, one of our Real Weddings couples said "I do" with Barack Obama at their side as a groomsman and with Secretary of State John Kerry officiating. (Working in the White House certainly does have its perks!) But, not to be outdone, another politically impassioned couple just got engaged—at the White House! Unfortunately, President Trump wasn't there to tweet out the proposal pics. Guess he had other things on his mind.…
Tommy Schultz and Ashley Harvey have been dating for two years, after meeting in Nashville, according to CNN. And when work took Schultz to Washington, D.C., Harvey soon followed, proving these two are truly meant to be.
When the pair first arrived in their new home city, they took in the sights, touring D.C.'s most famous monuments, giving Schultz the idea for the perfect proposal location. "I knew I needed to do something special like that," he told the news network.
On Tuesday afternoon, the time had finally come for this groom-to-be to pop the question. "I've been trying to work out all the logistics," Schultz explained. "This finally came together in the past two weeks or so." Looking back, he probably could've chosen a day that was a little less chaotic—one with fewer allegations of FBI coercion, memo reveals, and classified-information accusations perhaps—to be at the White House. But whatever; when you're in love, you're in love! (Well, that and the fact that Schultz just managed to get himself and his bride on the White House tour that day.)
After finally booking the White House tour he had anxiously been waiting for, Schultz phoned Harvey's parents and close friends and arranged for them all to come to Washington to surprise his bride-to-be. Then, once at the perfect popped-question spot, Schultz proposed right there in the White House driveway. Harvey was even wearing a white dress for the occasion!
How cool! We wish were there to wire-tap this proposal.
Of course, Harvey happily accepted Schultz's proposal. So, despite the chaos going on within the White House walls at that very moment, all's well that ends well. However, according to CNN, this to-be groom was pretty oblivious to it all. In fact, he was so nervous about popping the question, he didn't turn on the news all day.
"Not even sure what happened today," he said. Got a few hours, Schultz?