Marriage Proposal in the House

When two history buffs find love, only a history-making proposal will do. When Mr. April, east Texan Cody Terry wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he decided to combine the couple’s love of history and government with their love of each other - by giving the first marriage proposal ever in front of the entire House of Representatives. Terry knew only the most special proposal would do for his special lady. "Three days after we started dating, I could sense that she was the one," he said.

Our Marrying Man of the Month made his dream proposal happen with a little help from his friends - who just happened to include his boss, Representative Hughes of Mineola, Texas. On the day of the proposal, Terry stood in front of the House of Representatives as Representative Hughes said that Cody had a very important question to ask. The rest, as they say, is history. "I hit the knee, I open the box.and I told her ‘I love you and Kendra, will you marry me?’" Terry recounted.

Kendra was surprised, but after she pulled herself together she screamed yes, and House Speaker Craddick announced to the Members that they’d just all witnessed a first in the House. "I wanted her to be able to have a story that was unlike any other," said Terry.

The couple weds in June. congratulates them and suggests groomsmen gifts of handsome cufflinks - perfect for the sharp-dressed man with political sensibilities.

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