Jill Jokisch of Jacksonville and David Sanchez Turner of Madrid, Spain were engaged early last year. The engagement happened at the Illinois Theatre in Jacksonville, with the help of Jill’s mom, Laurie Jokisch, the Illinois Theater manager Brenda Christian and the assistant manager Brandan Garner.
Many people came together to make David’s plan hit the big screen. A longtime friend, a graphic designer made the movie poster, and Brenda received photos to be used for the surprise movie.
On the day of the movie Brenda met David and Jill as they came in for a midday movie and recommended the new movie, “It’s Always Been You.” Another employee, Tristan Tobin slipped from behind the counter and turned the movie poster around, the movie poster was titled “It’s Always Been You” and had David and Jill’s pictures on it.
David led Jill over to the poster and started with his proposal, after many tears and a “Yes!” from Jill, they were directed to their private movie showing of pictures on the big screen of Jill and David accompanied by their songs.
Jill and David will have many great memories and photos of their special day.
Special thanks to Grayce Lillpop for the photography.