- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’ve been following the Bee for a little while, since my engagement in August, but I haven’t formally introduced myself yet– and I have a pretty awesome proposal story!
Anyway, it worked out funny that future hubby (from WI) headed home for ‘Annual Manly Family Hunting Camp’ for the next week and my birthday is tomorrow. So, I’m cuddled up on the couch with the puppy, watching wedding shows, surfing the bee, and reminiscing about engagement day– hence the post! Pathetic? Maybe… Oh well, momma’s coming down tomorrow to go dress shopping 🙂
SO… FH and I met rather unconventionally in Baltimore via Craigslist. Yup, he made a goofy post after a party one night, and I just happened to see it while I was looking for apartments/work in the city. He didn’t have a picture, but the post made me laugh and I figured I had nothing to lose– he definitely sounded like someone I wanted to hang out with. Well, hang out we did, and we closed the bar down just talking about anything and everything– we were both head over heels after that first date!
Fast forward 3 years later (yes, we moved in together after 6 months, mostly because it made sense financially living in such an expensive city!) and we are in a boat in middle-of-nowhere northern Wisconsin (FI’s FAVORITE place in the world–the family cabin where he actually is right now hunting deer, lol) and we’re rowing down the river to get to a good fishing spot. He woke up early to go “check how bad the weeds were” and was gone almost 2 hours– needless to say, I was a little upset when he finally got back. So he tells me to grab the fishing poles and the dog, and we head out on the boat to fish. We row through all sorts of weeds before we round the bend and I see a giant sign hanging in the distance. Immediately I suggest we turn around (“I think it says ‘Trespassers will be shot!'”), asking how he didn’t see this sign when he rowed down earlier!? Anyway, Fiance just laughs it off, until we get closer to the sign and I say ‘Oh my gosh, I think it says my NAME!?’ anddd it wasn’t long until I could read the whole thing and Fiance gets down on one knee with the ring (which he handed to me in the box because he was too scared it would end up in the river, lol). Anyway, I was completely and utterly SHOCKED and had no idea whatsoever. To top it off, he says that there’s something for me in the weeds and pulls out a bottle of champagne (chilling in the river). I am too busy ogling my ring and opening the champagne that I forget to pay attention to the dog, who of course jumps right in the river. He’s still a puppy and we weren’t sure if/how well he could swim, so Fiance tells me I need to jump in after him, but ‘Don’t lose the ring!!!’ haha. In his defense, I insisted on bringing the dog along and told Fiance I would jump in after him if he decided to go for a swim. Anyway, it was hands-down one of the best and most MEMORABLE days of my life and I am so excited to share it with you all, and SO excited for the next year of planning a killer wedding 🙂