- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Hi bees! I’m a newly engaged bee, but a long-time lurker of this website. I actually discovered Wedding Bee about a year ago from a Google search and have been reading the boards and blogs ever since. I wanted to wait to join until after being engaged (so I’ve been a waiting bee from afar) and I wanted my first post to be my engagement story!
My fiancé and I have been together for 5 and ¾ years. For the first five years, we were in a long-distance relationship. It was tough but with the help of technology and the knowledge of always having our next visit planned, we were able to survive and strengthen our relationship.
We have had many talks about getting engaged and we had made a timeline that it would happen sometime this spring. Around Valentine’s Day, my FI randomly asked me what my favorite number and type of flower are. I told him I love the number 4 and roses. I thought he was hinting at a Valentine’s Day gift and promptly forgot about this conversation.
About a week or two after that, he picked me up from work on a Friday and presented me with a beautiful long-stemmed red rose. He told me he had done it just because he was happy that I was home and that it was Friday. The following Friday he presented me with 2 roses, and the Friday after that I received 3 roses. I noticed that they were increasing in number but couldn’t figure out why or if there was any correlation behind it.
On Friday, March 22nd, he picked me up and gave me a bouquet of 4 beautiful roses. He then told me that he had to do a quick errand for work and drop off something to this woman’s house and that it would only take a few minutes and I should come with him. I was slightly suspicious but he had the woman’s name, phone number, and address written down so his story checked out. He then told me that we should cut through this park because it’d be faster. We start walking through the park when he suddenly pulled me aside, told me that although the woman lived nearby we weren’t going to her apartment, and the real reason was so he could do this. He then got down on one knee, told me that he will always take care of me, support me, and love me, and asked me “Will you marry me?” He was holding a little black box with the most gorgeous ring I’d ever seen and I quickly exclaimed “YES!!!!” It was a perfect and surreal moment!
We wanted to take some pictures in the spot where it happened, so we flagged down a couple walking through the park with their dog and when I told the woman we had just gotten engaged, she said “OMG I love that!” and came running over to us. She gave us our own little photo shoot and told us to re-enact him on one knee, to take pictures over here because the light was better, and took multiple close up pictures of my new beautiful ring. We couldn’t have found a more perfect stranger to be our “just engaged” photographer! We then went home and called everyone we know and my FI surprised me again by taking me out to a delicious steak dinner. It was the happiest day of my life!!
And now what you’ve all been patiently waiting for, the ring porn!!! It’s a round, brilliant hearts and arrows diamond on a size 5 finger. It has pave diamonds and 2 peek-a-boo diamonds on either side (one of my favorite parts)!