- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I’m so excited to finally share this on here! After jeweler drama and 14 roses, Mr. Tee has proposed, and I happily accepted! Here’s how it happened:
Some back story first, Mr. Tee and I have been together since our junior year of high school (six years ago, yes, we are young) and have successfully made it through long distance for 4 years during undergrad.
So anyway, we had been talking about getting engaged for a little over a year, but knew we wanted to wait until after graduation, which was this past May.
After several months of anticipation, he started giving me one rose a day for 14 days, each with a note about our relationship on it. I had figured that this was the beginning of his proposal, but I had absolutely no idea how long he’d keep it up for.
This past Friday (July 26), I got my answer, and he got his! He took off from work and told me we were going to hang around town during the day and then go out to a nice dinner (his ploy to get me to dress nicely). He took me out to lunch and then to the ice cream shop and starbucks that we went to for our first date, and then to the tree in the park that we carved our names into on our first anniversary. As we were walking through the woods (and I was being eaten alive by mosquitos), we came up to the tree and I saw a rose sitting there. Needless to say my heart rate went to a million miles a minute.
He picked up the rose and hid the message from me for a minute and told me he loved me, then turned the card around and it said “A Rose for my Fiance”. I started to cry, he started to cry, and he asked me to marry him! Of course it was a yes, although I only got out a crying “uh huh” while nodding like a bobblehead. Fun fact: this was the same exact way I said yes to being his girlfriend all those years ago.
We hung out in the park for a while and enjoyed our new engagement just the two of us.
When we got back home he told me to gather all the notes from the roses for one more surprise. Each note had a different number of marks in the corners, and had different words underlines with squiggles and zigzags and lines. He had me put all of the notes in order based on the marks in the corners, and take the first letters from the words with the squiggles underneath. At first I got confused between the squiggles and zig zags, but after he clarifies, I found that the letters spelled out “Will You Marry Me”! He had given me the roses out of order, so I wouldn’t have figured it out (although I had wondered if there was some secret message behind them).
Overall it was the most amazing proposal I could have imagined, and we could not be more excited to start our lives together!
My beautiful ring! It is absolutely everything I’d asked for. Please excuse the gross cut, we just got a cat. And sorry this one is gigantic and rotated, I’ve never uploaded on here before