- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
My FI (yay!) is the sneakiest guy ever. Even knowing that it was going to happen in April, he still totally surprised me. He told me that we going to the coast after work on Friday to grab some pizza (we know the owners there, so we also wanted to stop in and say “Hi”). I just threw on whatever in the morning and half did my makeup and hair. I wasn’t feeling very well throughout the day and he offered to cancel if I wasn’t feeling up to it.
I get to the pizza place and he isn’t there yet. I sat in my car for awhile trying to get in touch with him so I knew whether or not I should order depending on how far away he was. I went inside when I didn’t hear from him and the owner greets me and says that my FI had come in earlier and had to go back out real quick for business (this is normal for him) and that he had left me a note. I opened up the envelope and there was a handwritten letter saying that he appreciated all my work on the house (we’ve been doing construction pretty much non-stop for nearly a year) and wanted to reward me with a romantic and adventurous night at the Ritz Carlton.
I pulled up the valet and the valet says “Hello (Novagrey), we’ve been expecting you”. Whoa. “My car’s that obvious, eh?” I went up to our room. “Hello?” no answer. I found a wooden box on the bed with a hand-drawn map inside on where to find him. I went out the door and started walking in my 4″ heeled wedge sandals that I decided to put on that day… ouch ouch ouch. I was fine all day until I had to go on that hike. I went the wrong way a bit so I had go back to the original path and finally found him standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean. He asked me if I had seen the keys he put on the floor of the hotel room. Oh no! I missed that… was that imortant? He said “so you never bothered to look down?” and picks up my engagement ring from the plants at our feet on the cliffside. And asked me to marry him. (There’s a lot more details, but I’m trying to keep this short!)
Here are pictures!
Here are some of the clues along the way that I missed… whoops:
He took the camera and took a picture of our feet before he proposed. He pointed out later the ring was there the whole time:
Our view right after he proposed:
And the ring! Green amethyst, diamond and iolite accents set in palladium 😀