Danny Rios orchestrated a marriage proposal and a wedding ceremony all in one night for his bride, Nicole Rios, for the sweetest reason.
Nicole Rios suffers from lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that is aggravated by stress, and Danny prepared everything for her to help alleviate the stress of wedding planning.
Nicole Rios started her own blog shortly after her diagnosis, and in her touching blog post about her surprise engagement and wedding she writes: “The fact that this incredible man planned EVERYTHING for me so I didn’t have to go through wedding planning stress is indescribable.”
Danny Rios picked out Nicole’s engagement ring, their wedding bands, and her wedding dress. When it came to the dress, he asked Nicole’s mother for assistance. They found a dress that they knew she would love and bought it in two sizes. Luckily, Nicole and her mother are the same height so the dress was hemmed to Nicole Rios’ mother.
The night of their engagement, Nicole thought Danny planned a surprise birthday party for her when Nicole saw her backyard decorated with lights and her family and friends were all cheering and screaming her name. Little did she know that Danny would be dropping to one knee and ask for her hand in marriage.
Family and friends near and far traveled to witness their engagement. Unbeknownst to guests, they thought they were only going to be witnessing a beautiful proposal. What they didn’t know was that they would also be witnessing the couple’s marriage nuptials. Only the couple’s immediate family knew what was planned on this eventful night.
“We sat down on our bed and talked for a bit, and then Danny said if we wanted to, we could get married that night and go to bed with me as his wife. My jaw dropped. He kept saying that we didn’t have to and this could be an engagement party because most people didn’t know about the possibility of a wedding, and he wanted me to be 100% sure. He told me to turn around and I saw a dress and tux hanging up. I just kept saying yes! How could I ever say no to that?! I’m NOT good at planning, nor do I enjoy it. Big events sometimes cause me stress because I’m not sure if lupus or any of my other illnesses will get in the way and prevent me from going,” Nicole Rios explains on her blog.
What followed, less than two hours later, was a beautiful backyard wedding ceremony officiated by Danny Rios’ dad. The two became husband and wife the same night Danny Rios proposed. (ABC News).
So how long did it take Danny Rios to put this all together for his bride? “Danny Rios, spent more than five months planning in order to both propose to Nicole Rios and marry her in a span of less than two hours, as well as keep it a surprise,” ABC News reports.
For their first dance, the couple danced to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé. It was a wedding night that was filled with fun and laughter, and a night the couple will never forget. Nicole Rios ends her blog post by stating: “we went to bed as husband and wife that night. And everything was absolutely perfect.”