“Countdown is on, waiting for the shopping to end.”
David Bullington, Friend:
“I'm just ready for him to get here, I'm actually thinking about him wondering how nervous he must be.”
Amongst all of the hustle and bustle inside Augusta National's pro shop, friends of Blake Goolsby and Nora Hooks anxiously wait at the end of aisle 18, cameras and the precious diamond ring in tow. This is where it all began for the young couple and soon the next chapter in their life is about to unfold in front of hundreds.
Blake Goolsby and Nora Hooks:
“Can I have everyone's attention please for just one moment? I really just want to let everyone know how much I love this woman right here. I met her 7 years ago, during this week when she worked here on this aisle and ever since my life hasn't quite been the same. Nora, you make me smile, you make me laugh you make me feel like I can do anything in the world, and you make me want to be the best man I possibly can be. Without a doubt in my heart, you are the love of my life. And that's why I'm here today to ask, Will you marry me?”
And with her 'yes' and cheers from the crowd, everything changed.
Blake and Nora:
“Really exciting – when my feet are back on the ground, I just don't know.”
Speechless, we were able to get a few words from the surprised bride-to-be on the jewel that will now don her finger for years to come.
“It's beautiful, I love it, I can't even…I'm blown away!”
As they leave the place where it all began, Nora and Blake couldn't be happier, knowing Masters Monday will never be the same and their lives will never be either.