- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So… I’m pretty sure I never put myself on the list, so I can’t really say take me off…but I’m engaged! I think I’m starting to annoy people with my proposal story, so I thought maybe someone here would appreciate my craziness 🙂
I have been with my SO for almost 5 years and living together for one. His family owns a small cottage in Michigan, which is an incredibly special place for him. Over time, this place has become special to me as well, as we try to come every summer.
On Friday morning, we left from our home and drove the 22 hours it takes to get to the cottage. Also in our car was his brother, his sister in law, and our big malamute. Needless to say, it was crammed 🙂 We arrived around 2am and immediately went straight to bed. We spent the whole first day lounging on the beach and enjoying the sunshine. All day, my SO kept telling me that he wanted me to see the sunset from the pier (we usually watch from the beach). My SO is not a sentimental guy, so I’m amazed I didn’t immediately think something was up. I’d convinced myself that a proposal was NOT happening, so I wouldn’t even let myself hope.
After dinner, we walked as a group the 1 mile on the beach to reach the pier. The sunset was already starting when we got there and a big crowd was hanging out on the pier to watch. My SO convinced me to climb out with him onto the rocks at the front of the pier. His brother and sister in law slyly told us they would rather watch from the pier. My SO then suggested we started taking photos, so we took a few selfies. He then said to me that he wanted me to turn and face the sunset so he could get a picture of me looking at it. After I turned around, he had this really funny look on his face.
He said, “Babe, will you love me forever?” I replied, “Yes, of course.” He then said, “well, then I have a question for you,” and dropped onto one knee. Now, there’s like….25 people standing on the pier staring DIRECTLY at us. I’m quite possibly the most awkward thing to stand on two legs, so I immediately burst into a full-on ugly cry. I’m not kidding, it was reminiscent of James Van Der Beek on Dawson’s Creek. I entirely forgot that I’m supposed to say something, until someone from the crowd shouted, “what did she say?!” Of course, then I said YES. Now… I feel kind of bad about this, but I couldn’t turn around to look at the crowd of people. I had my face buried into my SO’s chest like a kid on their first day of school. When he finally managed to turn me around, I was a red-faced hot mess.
So… I am an awkward human being. And it was the most wonderful, intense, terrifying experience of my life. The best part is that we have a whole week left of vacation to enjoy being engaged 😀 And, my future BIL and his wife were informed ahead of time, so I have a ton of pictures of the entire event, including my super attractive meltdown.
Hopefully this wasn’t horrifically boring. I needed to share somewhere. I just can’t believe I am going to marry the love of my life!