- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2017
I got engaged over the weekend, on Saturday night 8/2/2014! Here I thought I’d be waiting until the end of August after both big family weddings we had to attend we’re over, but my boyfriend had other plans in! He is seriously crazy!
The Proposal (the quick story)
So my then boyfriend (lol) was the best man for his oldest brother’s wedding, which was on Saturday. The two of them are extremely close. The grooms family is Nigerian (as am I) and so there were several relative and friends in from Nigeria as well as Europe and across the states. We’ve been together almost 3 years and this summer is the first time I’ve met his parents who reside in Nigeria. Needless to say I didn’t expect it this day. He had to give his best man speech. Prior to Saturday, I asked him if he wanted to rehearse his speech in front of him. He opted not to saying that he had key points printed on paper and he felt comfortable. I’m like okay, sounds good, just make sure it sounds heartfelt and not like your reading off the paper. So here comes the time for him to give the toast and he’s addressing the newly married couple, hailing there love, friendship, the guests are laughing at his jokes. About 4 mins in he starts to say that marriage isn’t finding someone you can live with, but finding someone you can’t live without. He then turns to me, pulls out the box and I start crying! LITERALLY IN UTTER SHOCK that he’s doing this right here and now!!! He drops down to one knee and asks me to marry him, and the rest is history. He of course tells the guests that this day is for his brother and new wife (who were well aware of his plans) but he really wanted to do it today with all their family and friends to witness. My FI is ridiculous!! So w/o further wait, here are some photos of my ER! I’m going to be his wife, so thrilled!!!