Madison and Nate’s Downtown Baton Rouge Engagement Session
How it All Started
Madison and Nate became friends during their internship at a Church in Oklahoma. Once they began leading worship at local events together their friendship grew stronger.
The First Date
After weeks of talking and getting to know each other, Nate sent Madison a casual text asking her if she had ever been to a University of Oklahoma Basketball Game, Madison replied that she had never been and Nate jumped at the opportunity to spend time with Madison by inviting her to join him along with some of his friends to the Friday game.
Madison, a little unclear if this was a friend inviting a friend to hang out or a date, began texting her friends to get their thoughts. Madison and her girlfriends decided that if he picked her up, it was a date and if he said to meet him there it was as friends... and of course Nate picked Madison up! Madison was excited about their date, but as a senior in college she had already dated enough to be certain she only wanted to pursue a lasting relationship and planned on asking Nate his intentions. After the game, Madison and Nate walked around the river walk in downtown Oklahoma. As the night unfolded they talked for hours expressing how they felt about each other, as well as their intentions and plans in pursuing a relationship with one another. Madison tells me that, although she was nervous, she is very thankful that they were open with one another because it allowed both of them to walk into a relationship fully confident about how they wanted things to go.
"When we first started dating, we knew in our hearts that we were going to be married. As the relationship progressed we began talking about getting engaged. A week or so before the proposal Nate told me he would take me on a date since it had been awhile. I was trying not to get my hopes up but I was kinda thinking it might be “the night.”
We got dressed up and went to Texas Perry’s Steakhouse in Houston, when we first arrived to the restaurant Nate said he had to run to the restroom really quick. Seconds later a hostess came me to tell me she would take me to our seats, but instead she lead me into a beautifully decorated private room where I saw both of our families standing behind a long table and Nate standing across the room with a guitar.
Nate sang and played the song “I wanna Grow Old with you” from “The Wedding Singer” and then he asked me to marry him!!
Of course I said YES!!!! We celebrated with our families while having a very delicious dinner together!
Afterwords, Nate said he had been nervous before the proposal and was very relieved that the stress leading up to it was over. He wanted it to be perfect and it absolutely was!
It was a night I’ll never forget, the proposal was everything I could’ve imagined and more." Madison
Madison as explained by Nate
“Madison is truly one of a kind. She has the biggest heart you have ever seen in such a little body. She loves with all of her heart and always wants to help the people she cares about. Madison is also incredibly talented and fun. She has the voice of an angel and her smile lights up the room. Of all the things that I have to be thankful for, Madison tops the list. It is the honor of my life to be able to marry her and spend the rest of my life with her. I cannot wait to see what God has for our future.”
Nate as explained by Madison
“Nate is one of the most amazing people I know and I thank God every day that He blessed me with Nate as my future husband. Nate’s big personality, comedic jokes, crazy talent, kind spirit, and charming smile will immediately win you over, I spend my days with lots of laughter and smiles! One of my favorite things about Nate is his big heart, he truly cherishes the people he knows. While I understand and have heard that marriage can be difficult, I go to sleep at night with peace, knowing that with God on my side and Nate's love for me I will be able to conquer anything.”
Madison and Nate both have theatre backgrounds and enjoy singing together, dancing and Oklahoma University Football. Their favorite date is going to a movie theatre that serves great restaurant food so they can relax and dine while enjoying a movie together!
Madison and Nate’s Future Plans
“Our strongest desire is to one day plant our own church or start an on campus college ministry. We know that is still a little down the road so we have some goals in between now and then. We are hoping to move to Dallas shortly after being married to continue growing in our ministry training. We would really like to get a dog soon! We plan on having 2 kids before the age of 30.(I am currently 22 and Nate is 24 so we still have some time hahaha) We can't wait to see what our future has in store!” Madison and Nate