A bride did not think twice to share her special day with her brother by helping him propose to his girlfriend on Nov. 2.
Sierra McGinty-Rush tied the knot with her now-husband Tracey Rush on the same day in Navasota, Texas, United States, as per Good Morning America on Friday, Nov. 8.
During the wedding reception, Sierra used the traditional bouquet toss to help her younger brother Solomon propose to his girlfriend Baylee Gillmore.
Instead of tossing the bouquet to a crowd of women behind her, Sierra turned around and handed the flowers to Gillmore. One wedding guest, who goes by the handle @Devon0Jones on Twitter, posted a video of the sweet moment on Nov. 3.
At my cousin wedding and my brother did this….. pic.twitter.com/lBFMKTCIZf
— NEXT⬆️ (@Devon0Jones) November 3, 2019
Unknown to Gillmore, her boyfriend was already on one knee behind her when she was handed the bouquet. After she turned around to face him, Solomon showed her a small box containing an engagement ring and popped the big question. The guests rejoiced as Gillmore said “yes” and Solomon placed the ring on her finger.
Sierra later revealed that the proposal had been planned six months prior to her wedding, as per report. Solomon had initially refused his sister’s suggestion to have the proposal at her wedding.
“I was like ‘But that’s your day, I don’t want to take away from you,’ but (Sierra) was like, ‘I want you to do it (at the wedding),'” Solomon was quoted as saying.
But Sierra insisted on having him pop the big question at her wedding reception so she could be present for the special moment. She also stressed that even though some brides may not choose to share their wedding day, she was happy with her decision.
“There was nothing disrespectful about it… Immediately after (the proposal) was over, I actually did toss the bouquet, somebody caught it, and we went right into the reception,” Sierra said in the report. “Nothing was taken away from me, and even if it was, that’s my brother. I don’t mind sharing it with him.” JB