Caroline Gholson often told Andrew Fallon that she wanted him to propose coffee in bed.
“Coffee in bed is our Sunday morning ritual,” said Ms. Gholson, a 37-year-old senior recruitment and development manager in Houston of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
“The concept of a public offer,” he said, “holds me hostage.”
She mr. Left the remainder with Phalan, 36, a former executive recruiter in Houston, with whom Ms. Gholson shared another ritual: pranking, like playing practical jokes at each other, on which she played five years ago . Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis.
“I told Andrew that everyone in that particular spa swims in the nude,” Ms. Gholson said. “We walked into our respective locker rooms and I changed into my bathing suit, then Andrew walked down to the pool, completely naked, under a white robe.”
“Once he realized that no one else was naked, he gave me a look like ‘You got me,” to say, he said, “and then he gave Scooty back inside the locker room.”
In November 2015, when both were living in Chicago, Ms. Gilson and Mr. Falon, swiping at Tinder with each other, came together. Ms. Gholson, who had previously lived in New York for many years, was only five months in Chicago when she emerged as her fickle rival.
A few days after they met online, they went on a first date, starting their night with Mr. Fallon telling Ms. Gholson that a man wearing a trench coat and sitting behind a Mercedes-Benz wheel was his personal driver. , – The man was actually an Uber driver, whom Mr. Had never met Falon before – which Ms. Gholson said to herself, “I think this Andrew man is rich.”
The driver, whom Mr. Faldone, dubbed “Donald”, sent the couple to a restaurant, and by the time the check arrived, Ms. Gholson and Mr. Fallon, ever admitted, were found in each other’s long-time prankster. Is searching
“I have known Caroline for years after working together at a law firm in New York – a city where dating is no easy feat,” said Brianna Rose, a friend of Ms. Gholson’s. “When she went to Chicago and met Andrew within a few months, I thought she was different. His playful, melodious nature was the perfect balance he was looking for. “
In fact, Ms. Gholson called Mr. Saw Falon again and again, and it wasn’t long before they started cooking shenanigans in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times.
“A few months later, when we started bouncing around the L-word, I asked Andrew what he loved most about me,” Ms. Gholson recalled. “He said, ‘You have the most horrible sense of humor and you’re not at all offended by my off-color jokes.”
Nor m. Fallon was annoyed at the way the first date went out, ending with a quick hug, uttered a word, and Ms. Gholson, four blocks from her apartment, staging a bizarre stunt of her own: she took a walk. Refused. Home by Mr. Fallon.
Ms. Gholson said, “I felt very good after that first date, I was at a loss of words.” “Instead of talking to him, I decided to take a walk in the house.”
After spending together on New Year’s Eve 2015, the couple decided to commit, which meant that it was almost time to start meeting each other’s families.
Mr. Fallon invited Ms. Goulson to Pittsburgh in July 2016 to meet her entire family at her grandmother’s 90th birthday party.
When someone in that party asked that Mr. How did Falon and Ms. Gholson meet, Mr. Falon’s mother turned to her future daughter-in-law and said, “Yes, tell us how he saw you in the room at once. Night.”
Ms. Gholson was surprised.
“Oh no,” he said. “We met on Tinder.”
Now Mr. Fallon’s 90-year-old grandmother was surprised.
“What is Tinder?” He asked.
Their conversation was soon derailed.
“You know,” Ms. Gholson recalled her mother saying, “She had left all the other girls, until she was seen in Caroline across the bar.”
Ms. Gholson soon learns that Mr. Falon’s mother was telling a story she could only hear from Mr. Falon, whom Ms. Gholson had observed that the exact moment she was now exiting the room.
“I got it again,” Ms. Gholson told herself.
Ms. Gholson, who graduated from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and Mr. Falon, a graduate from Miami, Ohio, and an MBA from DePaul. Could get. Only educated guesses when the other can strike with a well thought out, completely timed prank.
“Some pranks are instantaneous,” Mr. Falon said, “like some others, like how I finally proposed to Caroline, play out over time.”
Mr. Fallon was referring to the day of engagement of Ms. Gholson on August 30, 2020.
The day began with Ms. Gholson and Mr. Fallon in an open house in their Houston neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Fallon and Ms. Gholson went for a walk with them to a local park 15 minutes from their home in the Houston Heights area.
After circling a corner of the park, the couple found themselves in a large, grassy area, from which Ms. Gholson said she could see “what the bedroom looked like.”
Mr. Falon suggested that they investigate, and they soon found an air mattress with a sheet, a blanket and a pillow, along with a night stand complete with succulent saplings.
And then Ms. Gholson watched, right on the night stand, with two cups of coffee, one labeled with “A” and the other with “C”. It’s just a coincidence, don’t touch that person’s coffee! “
Mr. Falon then reached into Ms. Gholson’s hands and told them that the bedroom in the park was not an aberration nor did it belong to anyone else.
“You always say you wanted to do that, to be proposed over coffee in bed,” he said. “But I wanted to give you a grand gesture, so I divided the difference and brought our bedroom to Memorial Park.”
He met her again – this time forever.
He said, “You are my person and I love you.” “Will you marry me?”
Family members who had helped establish the bedroom scene and friends in secret presence began to run from hiding places to greet the couple.
“I was speechless,” Ms. Gholson said. “But I managed to say yes at some point.”
They were married on March 6 at the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Fallon, the groom’s brother, who became an American marriage minister for the occasion, committed the crime.
When the bride was asked if she and her husband had any immediate plans, she said:
“Oh, I have a few things that don’t know anything about Andrew. I know how much he loves Surprise.”
When March 6, 2021
where Commodore Perry Estate at Sunset in Austin, Texas.
What did they wear The groom donated a custom Loro Piana Ivory Mohair dinner jacket with satin shawl lapel collar tailored by Rudy Fustari. For the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition, the bride is the third generation wearing a blue satin garter in a lace made by her great grandmother. Her new wedding dress was Reem Acra, paired with custom-made opera-length baby gloves by Wing and Vette.
all in the Family – The couple filled the reception with their own wedding photos of their families.