- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Hi bees!!! I was not a very active member of the hive as I mostly read everything and rarely responded but I wanted to share that I got engaged three weeks ago. It’s funny how the obsession with engagement subsides after the ring is on your finger lol.
The engagement happened when I thought (and hoped!) it would be. We planned a trip to Europe for our 2.5 anniversary. The main thing I was looking forward to was the The Leavesden Studio Harry Potter tour (HUGEEEE fan). And seeing as I envision a Harry Potter themed wedding I thought what could be more perfect than a Harry potter proposal?! My darling didn’t let me down 🙂
The day before our tour I lost hope and prepared myself for disappointment (the day before he had made a comment about still saving to buy me a ring “someday”). I was a little grumpy and really hoping he was only trying to trick me. The day of I got hopefuly again. He dressed a little nicer than usual with a button-up, he actually put some gel in his hair, and gasp! He put on cologne. When we got to the studio he went to check his backpack and when he came back I noticed a little bulge in his backpocket. I made myself believe it was a little ring box ;). The tour turned out to be more like a Harry Potter museum rather than walking on the actual sets and I became concerned about *where* a good spot would be. Again, I thought maybe I had imagined all the hints about a proposal. As we neared Dumbledore’s office he suddenly said “we need a picture together, i’ll be right back” and rushed off to get an employee to take a photo of us. That was strange in itself because he never initiates photo-taking with me much less finding another person to do it. I peeked over my shoulder to see who he was talking to and caught the employee gasping in surprise and delight. Ahh! I knew it! I turned artound and pretended to fidget with my camera. When I turned around he was down on one knee. I barely even heard him: “will you marry me?………in front of dumbledore’s office.”
Bees, the beautiful “yes!” response with one pretty tear rolling down my cheek did not happen. Nor was there a declaration of love speech leading up to the proposal lol. My first response was “are you serious?” It was so sudden! I also snorted like three times laughing and squeaked out what sounded like “yea?” as my “yes”. Needless to say, it was magical and very us. Turns out the employee was actually recording the proposal. I’ve got to figure out how to put the video on youtube and i’ll share my snorts with the world!
Right after he popped the question 🙂
Dumbledore as our witness 😛
My oval ring!!! I could not stop outstretching my hand and staring at it the rest of the day. Harry potter tour be damned! Sadly, this is what my nails looked like. So much for my “waiting manicure” 🙁
I fixed my nails the next day, but they still suck