- 3 years ago
The proposal story actually starts on Friday, August 16, 2013. My sister was moving into her new apartment, FI and I were helping her by installing shelves in her closet. It was a busy weekend for all involved, we were moving the next day. My sisters BF invited everyone out to celebrate the last night all four were together. I was exhausted and didn’t want to go anywhere, but but FI and sister’s BF said they should go to a duelling piano bar downtown. I begrudgingly agreed, and they headed downtown around midnight.
This is where I should have been clued in that something was up. Sister’s BF gave a suggestion to the piano player, and when I asked her what it was — she replied that it was “probably something by Jay-Z.” In retrospect, almost nothing by Jay-Z is playable on the piano or sing-along-able in a group setting. Then sister’s BF chimed in that it was “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel. He is not the type of guy who listens to any Billy Joel. FI said that he was freezing except for his face, because when I hugged him, his face was on fire.
FI’s pre-proposal anxiety wasn’t helped by the fact that the piano players play songs based on how much money you pay, and his bills had stuck together so the piano player thought he had only contributed $3 to the engagement song. So song after song got played while he was sitting there with his hand on the ring, waiting for something to happen.
Finally, the piano player apologized and separated the bills. He then said into the microphone that the next song “was for beeintraining, who got engaged today.” Needless to say, this took me entirely by surprise. When I turned to look at FI, he was down on one knee. He said many nice things, almost none of which I remember, and asked me to marry him. I said yes, and then he pulled me onto the dance floor while the piano players sang Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra.
Obligatory Ring Porn and Specs:
1 ct Round Forever Brilliant Moissanite center stone with 3/4 ct. of diamonds in the band and halo on Size 8 finger. The ring was purchased from Schubach’s and is Style 102293. FI was very happy with their customer service throughout the entire process and we are intending to order our wedding bands from there. Apologies in advance for the horrible cell phone pictures.
First Picture, minutes after we were engaged in a dark bar.
The next day, sitting in my living room.