Moments into the convocation ceremony, Fevrius was called to the stage for what she thought was a special honor from the school.
Unbeknownst to her, Joseph was waiting for her on stage, holding yellow flowers in hand. Proceeding to follow through with the surprise as the crowd cheers around them.
With over 350 guests present at Montclair’s College of Education and Human Services ceremony, Joseph got on one knee to ask his love to be his wife.
Joseph can be heard in a video clip saying, “Kathy, no words can express my love for you. I love you.”
Fevrius responded to her soon-to-be husband with conviction-yes.
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“I didn’t know he was going to do a surprise like that,” Fevrius told NJ Advance Media.
Before the impromptu engagement, Fevrius and Joseph already had marriage plans set for sometime next year and a “planned engagement” at their Newark church on Jun 25th.
“He said he wanted to make me happy,” Fevrius said after the couple’s celebratory dinner.
Years ago, Fevrius told a friend that getting engaged at a graduation ceremony could be nice.
Being the messenger, Fevrius’s friend tipped off Joseph about the idea, which led to university officials coordinating with Joseph to make the proposal come to life.
“End of college 🎓, beginning of forever ❤️ ” – That has a nice ring to it! 💍
Our warmest congratulations to Kathy Fevrius (Public Health graduate) and Hendy Joseph on their engagement during today’s CEHS Convocation ceremony. pic.twitter.com/EUGzElNpeY
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Although they had a public engagement, the couple has decided to have their planned engagement ceremony at the Church of God Tabernacle of the Lord in Newark, NJ.
“My family will come and his family will come,” she said.
Fevrius and Joseph started dating seven months after meeting in the church.
The couple is currently planning their honeymoon but can’t decide between Paris or Hawaii. Congratulations to the young couple.