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Very Romantic: Guy Surprises Girlfriend with Proposal and Wedding on the Same Day (Photos)


An impromptu wedding might not be for everyone, but for this bride, it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Catie Bossard got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend Zach Baldwin proposed to her last Friday during a weekend getaway in Vail, Colorado. And right on the spot after proposing, revealed that he had also planned their wedding for that very day (yes, you read that right!) with the help of their family and friends. 

Catie shared the unusual story of her dual engagement-wedding day in a post on the Love What Matters Facebook page. Would you want your man to surprise you like this, ladies?

Here's what  Catie wrote:

"Zach and I went up to Vail for what I thought was a getaway weekend just the two of us. Little did I know Zachs months of hard work were beginning to fall in place. We arrive in Vail, get checked in, and head up the gondola for lunch. 

As we walk over to a scenic viewing area with a huge wooden deck, Zach cannot hold in the anticipation and almost immediately drops to one knee

'Catie Winona Bossard... will you marry me.' I am pretty sure I said 'Yes' before he could even finish. 

Luckily, Zach and I have discussed marriage for quite some time so it was not necessarily unexpected but none the less a very exciting moment. He told me: 

'Everyone is here but I have a second question for you.' 

I look up and see his family and a few friends come running down to celebrate. 

'I have a second question. Would you want to get married today. Everything is set up. Your dress, plans and EVERYONE is here.' 

As I turn around I see my mom, sister, best friends, aunt and uncle come running to greet us. Ecstatic and confused I burst into tears and start crying and hugging on Zach then the entire family.

Everyone is still waiting for my answer but I am still unsure of the question. 

'Catie, do you want to get married today? I have everything ready to go in about 3 hours.' 

I am quickly trying to process exactly what is happening.

My answer... 'Yes. Let's do it!'

 As the wedding begins immediately after the engagement we make our way back to the hotel and start getting ready. The guys all gather in one room and my family had a bridal room setup for me. 

Luckily, we have the most amazing family and friends so everything was so easy... hair, make-up, ties, suites... And the dress. Everyone we tell this story to is so concerned about THE DRESS! 


My mom and sister picked out a dress and my two best friends Alex and Amanda picked out another. It was easy. Tried them both on and went with the one that I felt most comfortable in. Oh, and it was beautiful.