A sauce-y pro­posal

The Oklahoman - - LIFE & STYLE - [PHOTO PRO­VIDED]

Williams said she was an­tic­i­pat­ing a mar­riage pro­posal from her long­time beau af­ter he learned that he had been ac­cepted into medical school.

As Christ­mas rolled around in 2017, she pre­pared for their an­nual hol­i­day din­ner date in Oklahoma City with ex­tra spe­cial care. They left Still­wa­ter headed to Hefner Grill, one of their fa­vorite restau­rants, and she was ex­cited.

“Ba­si­cally, I’m just wait­ing with com­plete an­tic­i­pa­tion,” Williams said. “I was think­ing maybe this is it.”

Din­ner came and went with­out a pro­posal so Williams said she was sulk­ing all the way back to school but try­ing not to show it.

To her sur­prise, Hart pulled off the high­way to a fast food Mex­i­can restau­rant and pro­ceeded to or­der tacos. When he asked her to get the taco sauce out of the bag for him, she was non­plussed.

An en­gage­ment ring was wrapped around the taco sauce that she pulled out of the fast food bag.

“My response was did you just pro­pose to me in the Taco Bell drive-thru?” Williams said, laugh­ing.

Af­ter she said “yes,” Hart took her back to her soror­ity house where their fam­ily and friends were gath­ered to help them cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion with straw­ber­ries and Cham­pagne. Hart said he got his pro­posal idea from the fa­ther of one of his good friends. He said Williams’ soror­ity sis­ters tried to talk him out of do­ing it that way, but he de­cided it def­i­nitely would be a sur­pris­ing way to pro­pose to his love. “She was def­i­nitely sur­prised,” Hart said. Forten­berry, Williams’ mom, de­scribed Hart as a “gen­tle­man.” She said he had in­vited them to din­ner and had asked her and her hus­band, Alan Forten­berry, for their daugh­ter’s hand in mar­riage.

She said she was touched with his an­swer when she asked him if he thought get­ting mar­ried right af­ter col­lege was too soon.

“He replied he was ready to marry her and that he can never have enough time with Jor­dan. That touched my heart, and of course, I had tears flow­ing with joy that our daugh­ter was loved so much,” Forten­berry said.

“They are a per­fect fit for each other, and we look for­ward watch­ing them grow as hus­band and wife.”

Get­ting mar­ried? Tell us your love story to be con­sid­ered for a fu­ture edi­tion of the on­go­ing se­ries “With This Ring.” Send your name, city, wed­ding date and other per­ti­nent in­for­ma­tion to Carla Hin­ton, c/o The Ok­la­homan, PO Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125 or email chin­ton@ok­la­homan.com.

Matthew Hart and Jor­dan Williams are shown in a fam­ily photo.

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