Reston Town Center is home to many precious moments between family and friends, the most special memories are the moments in which best friends and partners choose to spend the rest of their lives together. Here is our favorite story from Stephanie Houston, the Event Sales Manager at the Hyatt here in Reston Town Center. Surrounded by extravagant weddings, her husband Scott had to blow her away.
“On our very first date, my husband Scott took me to dinner at Jackson’s and then to a late movie in Reston Town Center. It was truly a night I would never forget. I had no idea at the time, it would be my very last first date. Throughout the years on our anniversary and holidays, we would always work the Reston Town Center into our plans. Whether it was ice skating at the Pavilion, or dinner and a movie, we loved the ambiance of the Town Center as it was where we first began our relationship.
Fast forward to 2015. Scott and I had been together for 4 years. There had been talks of marriage and moving in that direction, but nothing concrete planned. July 31st, 2015 started off like any normal day. I had received texts from a few of my girlfriends wanting to get together for drinks. It had been forever since the 5 of us had gotten together so I was incredibly excited to finally make this happen. I mentioned to Scott that I was going out with the girls after work and that I would probably be home late. My friend Emily offered to pick me up after work, and off we headed to Reston Town Center. As we parked and walked towards Clyde’s, I had no idea my life was about to change forever.
As we approached Clyde’s my friend Jenna immediately grabbed my arm and said, “You have to see this!” She proceeded to pull out an iPad and hit play. At first I was like, “What the heck is happening? Why am I watching a movie, I thought we were getting drinks?” However, as the movie played on, I realized what I was watching. Scott had compiled a short story video, set to one of our favorite songs, documenting important places in our relationship. Places like where we met, where he first asked me out on a date, to where we first said I love you. After the third or fourth slide, I had grasped the concept of what was happening. The very last slide of the video was him at the Reston Town Center Fountain, saying “I have one question for you….”. My friends turned me around, and there was Scott, waiting across the street in front of the Fountain with a huge sign that said “Stephanie, Will You Marry Me?”
I ran across the street as quickly as I couldd. As I got closer he dropped to one knee and pulled the ring out of his pocket. He asked again and before he could finish I shouted “YES!” At that moment, everyone in the Town Center started clapping and cheering along with all of my friends who were there to witness this moment. Scott also asked one of our friends to take photos of the occasion so we could live in this moment forever. After the initial shock and tears, he mentioned that we were all going to go have dinner and drinks at Jackson’s, where it all started.
We headed down to Jackson’s and as soon as I opened the door, I was surprised YET AGAIN by all of my family and friends waiting for us inside. My Mom, Dad, brother, and sister along with Scott’s family, was there to greet us and share in our overwhelming happiness and excitement. The entire day could not have gone better. I couldn’t have asked for a better engagement experience. After all was said and done, and after a year and a half of planning, we tied the knot on October 22nd , 2016!” – Stephanie Houston
Want to watch Stephanie and Scott’s special moment? Go to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3mlG8sDPYM.