updated 10/25/2010 AT 6:40 PM ET
•originally published 10/25/2010 AT 8:00 PM ET
Jenna von Oy’s down-home wedding was pitch perfect – but the former Blossom actress nearly spoiled her fiancé’s planned proposal.
“He was so cute,” says von Oy, who wed Dell computer data consultant Brad Bratcher in Newtown, Conn., on Oct. 10. “He mulled over all these ideas and ultimately realized who we are as a couple: It’s just about being at home with our five dogs.”
So on New Year’s Eve, during a romantic night in, Bratcher got down on one knee and popped the question – but not without a few snafus.
“I almost ruined it,” says von Oy, laughing, as she recalls how she almost called her parents (whose permission Bratcher had requested) before he proposed. “He was afraid if I called them, as soon as [my mom] answered the phone, I would know.”