Imperial Proposal: Stormtrooper In Love

Not so long ago, in this very Galaxy, a Stormtrooper (Me, Chris Andrews) decided that it was time to move things forward with his Lady Love, Shannon Jost. As a member of the 501st Legion (a Star Wars, costuming, non-profit, volunteer charitable organization) I have some unique opportunities that allow me to do some extraordinary things. Usually it is doing things for others but on this occasion I decide to do something special for the woman I love more than anything in the galaxy. So at our annual event, Star Wars Night with Roughriders Hockey at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, I got in touch with one of our contacts on the Roughrider's staff, Mark Meyer, and he helped me to organize my grand gesture in front of a crowd of thousands of excited fans. Shannon had no idea what was happening or what I had planned, many of my fellow volunteers helped to keep her busy and distracted so she would not catch on to my plan until it was time. You can see when the announcer says, "And now Chris has something he'd like to say to his girlfriend" Shannon begins to figure it out and even panics a bit and backs away, but thankfully a couple of our dedicated Stormtroopers had her flanked and helped her back into position. I had-had this long romantic speech prepared in my head about what I was going to say and it was going to be so very romantic, but when the moment came I was so overwhelmed with emotion that it was all I could do keep myself from crying but I think I hit the key points though even though all I could get out was, "Shannon, my Baby, my Best Friend, Will you marry me?". I knew it was true love though when she said "Yes" and hugged me before she ever even looked at the ring. The wedding is set for just about two months from now and we are hoping it to be the start of an Epic story that ends with "And they lived happily ever after.". We still both cry every time we re-watch this video.

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CAndyman says ... on Friday, Sep 2 at 2:08 PM

Well, we didn't win but these wonderful comments were a fantastic prize all by themselves! Thank you all! <3 <3 <3 ~Chris & Shannon

JessicaW. says ... on Wednesday, Aug 17 at 8:29 PM

This is definetley the sneekiest proposal ever, way to go!

Anna Moomey says ... on Tuesday, Aug 16 at 11:27 PM

It made my heart skip a beat,and made many tears in my eyes. I hope you two win!

Kim says ... on Tuesday, Aug 16 at 6:36 PM

That was the best I have ever seen... I hope you pick this one to win!!!

Bill Blick says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 8:41 PM

Truely outstanding you got my vote. Have a wonderful Life together.You are already winners in My book. Good Luck!!!!

Matthew says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 8:09 PM

Nothin beats a stormtrooper in love this gets my vote

Kylie! says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 1:52 PM


Bonnie Drueppel says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 9:41 AM

I'd like to Vote for Chris & Shannon. Their lives together are meant to be. Please let me help them make their Dream's come true!! (Aunt) Bonnie Drueppel

Roxie&Larry Booth says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 7:02 AM

Best of Luck to both of you---we are friends of Robin---I'm kinda her surrogate mom(smile)

LisaMarie Robinson-Valley says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 6:37 AM

I had the honer or witnessing this amazing event. You two are truly a magical match. Looking forward to the nuptials this weekend. LOve you cousin Chris and Shannon!

McAllister says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 2:23 AM

You have my vote! You might want to check with kcrg because the time/date on several posts has changed in the past few hours, if comments are being counted as votes then all the votes posted in the past 02hrs and 23 minutes wouldnt count@

Joss Stone says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 1:14 AM

The world wins because you are in it! Fantastic proposal

Emmett O says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 1:12 AM

You're closer now then ever before... I bet you could even beat the River Bottom Nightmare Band!! Good Luck you two, you have my vote :0)

KJS says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 1:02 AM

I <3 My Uncle Chris and Aunt Shannon! I'm voting for you!

Chevy Keyhoe says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 1:00 AM

Winner winner Chicken Dinner!

Robin Seester says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 12:23 AM

Soooooo I'm going to assume this is how we vote??? Add a comment I guess :) I Love you Brother and Shannon...Lets go to Mexico...oh wait...I'm not included in this part...ooohhhhh ok :) Tee hee...Jenn you figured me out..<3 you seester!

Jenn Seeester too lol says ... on Monday, Aug 15 at 12:05 AM

YAY!!! I am so happy for you big brother!!! You did an awesome job!!! xoxox I know you guys are going to win!!! Love you both!

Tara says ... on Sunday, Aug 14 at 8:45 PM

Best of luck, guys. Chris, you're one of the nicest folk I've met in a long time and I really hope you both get to go on this trip they're offering. :)

Bridget D. says ... on Sunday, Aug 14 at 3:23 AM

Hey there man...I totally wish you and your other half of the best of luck at deserve it....I truly hope you do win! Peace!

Bridget says ... on Sunday, Aug 14 at 3:21 AM

Hey there cuz! Hope you win! This is really cool! Best of wishes to you both! ;-)

Darth Maul MN says ... on Tuesday, Aug 9 at 1:01 PM

Candyman is a great friend of mine and helped me get approved in the legion. Nothing would make me happier to see him and his lady go off to mexico :)

Robin Seester says ... on Tuesday, Aug 9 at 12:24 AM

Every Hero has their journey, I hope this Hero's journey includes a honeymoon. I hope you win!!!

EKoeppen says ... on Tuesday, Jul 5 at 11:42 PM

Amazing! :)

StephanieC says ... on Wednesday, Jun 29 at 11:11 AM

Wow!! Amazing Story and Video!! Hope you win!!

CAndyman says ... on Tuesday, Jun 28 at 3:13 PM

We've sunk every dime we have and many that we don't into making our upcoming wedding a fairy-tale romance and the chance to actually have a honeymoon would be an unbelievable end to this epic chapter of our story! Thank you for watching our video!

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