- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I can’t even completely express with words how happy I am to finally be able to post! I have been checking this site out for over a year, reading all the beautiful stories, saving pics for inspiration and just overall getting excited for my own special day and FINALLY here I am, a bride to be! My proposal was so special, mostly because I truly expected my fiance(!) to propose to me on the couch while watching a basketball game.
Let me start by saying my fiance is the quintessential man’s man. He was raised by his father and his older brother, was a college football player and can build just about anything with his hands. He loves all things San Francisco Giants, New York Giants and New York Knicks and has dragged me all over the country to sporting events. I was mortified at the thought that he may propose to me over a jumbotron LOL. Anyway, all that said, I will now shock you – one of his favorite TV shows (thanks to me), is The Bachelor. Yes, he lived for Mondays, would come home from work super excited to watch. Every one of our friends thought this was the most hysterical thing because it was! What can I say, he’s got good taste 😉
So, when it came to our proposal, he took a page out of The Bachelor’s handbook and thensome!
A few weeks before the proposal, I got a call from my fiance’s Mom (we are luckily pretty close). She tells me that she heard that I had been pretty stressed lately (I work full time in commercial real estate and pursuing my Masters degree full time). I told her I was but that I’d be fine once the semester was over. She suggested we have a spa day the following Saturday. I thought that was a great idea! She also mentioned that we’d go out to a nice dinner afterwards where her husband and my fiance would join us, to celebrate her belated anniversary and to bring a nice dress.
Stage is set. After our bonding session spa day, I got all dolled up for dinner and my fiance came and met us at his Mom’s house. Something was off because he wouldn’t hug me or even come near me (ring was in his jacket pocket) – super weird but I dismissed it as him being tired or irritable after a long day at work. So, the four of us got into his Mom’s car (also weird) and drove to “dinner” together. Only, instead of driving towards the beach, where the restaurant was supposed to be, she went inland (I, having no sense of direction, didn’t even notice this at the time). She drove a few minutes before turning into an empty field, turned to the two if us and said “this is your stop!” I was confused, looked to my fiance, who was getting out of the car and turned to my left after saying “huh?” only to see a helicopter sitting there, propellers spinning…I was dumbfounded! But, I totally knew at that point my life was going to change forever 🙂 I don’t remember a whole lot from this point until we got into the air except crying, not listening to the pilot’s safety instructions and asking my fiance if we were on TV 🙂
He asked me to marry him over the Hudson River, just before we passed the Statue of Liberty. He had always told me that he wouldn’t be getting down on one knee and being in a helicopter, he was true to his word! Since we had the headset and the microphone on, although I could hear him, I was basically reading his lips and then finally shrieked, “yes, of course!!!”
I work in NYC but had never seen the city I know so well from such a view – it was spectacular! We had taken off in Jersey but we landed in Manhattan where a limo was waiting to take us to a fabulous restaurant under the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a magical night that I will never forget!
I don’t think my proposal was amazing simply because it was over the top but mostly because I was shocked that my manly man, who pays no attention to details, was able to pull something so fabulous off. I got my very own Bachelor and I couldn’t be happier!
Let the wedding planning begin!!! 🙂