- 6 years ago
Hey all! I’m new to the Bee with this username, as I made a new one now that I’m no longer a waiting bee! So lets get to this long awaited proposal story:
My now FIANCÉ and I had been together for over 6.5 years when I was getting pretty antsy. Little did I know that during the last 3 months before the proposal, he was getting the stone that we mined together cut, finding the perfect custom jeweler, and designing the ring all on his own! He did such a good job of making it seem like he didn’t have anything planned and hadn’t even begun looking for rings!
Anways, now to the day of the proposal! My FI had supervision in the morning so I went shopping and played with our puppy and whatnot in my own little world while he was telling his supervisor about what would happen later that day. So we get back home, have some lunch, and then decide we’re gonna take our pup hiking in the aboretum, even though it was really cloudy and might rain. My FI says he’s going to take a shower and I’m wondering why the heck he needs to shower before hiking (“I just feel dirty” was his response). After his shower, he starts shaving, and I’m thinking Hmmm, is he going to propose hiking? He just showered, now he’s shaving… If he puts on cologne, I’ll know he’s definitely proposing. He comes out, no cologne on; just in case he still is, I go and pluck my eyebrows and put on extra deodorant, and completely forget about the fact that he might propose as we’re walking out the door.
So, now we’re at the arboretum, and we’re walking along with our cute little puppy! I, like a complete idiot start talking about how we’re coming up to the place I’d like to have engagement photos at (which I specifically chose to say many months ago because I actually wanted him to propose there) and how I’d love to get them finished before the leaves change, and that I can’t wait until we can tell our families that we’re getting married! Looking back, that was soooo silly! While I’m talking about that, we arrive to the special little bench next to a creek with rhododendron bushes arching all around and I’m all excited because it’s so beautiful.
We sit down on the cute little bench and cuddle a bit while our puppy runs around like a lunatic. My FI starts saying some sweet things and all of a sudden things felt different! He hands me the puppy’s leash to hold onto for a second and he starts fumbling in his pocket; meanwhile, our puppy wraps herself around a tree, yanking my arm out of it’s socket and I’m thinking to her Holy crap he’s proposing, you stupid puppy, just behave, omgomgomg!!! So I finally get her unwrapped and he takes her leash and holds it with his foot, says he has something to ask me, busts out this amazing ring, and asks me if I’ll marry him!!!
I was soooo completely shocked even though I had guessed it might happen because I had completely forgotten and it was still just such a magical moment! I was practically hyperventilating with happiness and seriously wondered if I would pass out. I had always thought I would cry, but I was so happy I was past tears of joy and more into hyperventilation of joy. The rest of our hike was so amazing and happy, and the clouds completely cleared immediately following his proposal and it stayed beautiful and sunny the rest of the day!
Oh and the funniest part was that later he said that when he was getting ready he was debating about whether or not to put on cologne and decided that if he did, I would know he was proposing!!
And now for the pics: please excuse my dirty fingernails, it was taken the second we got back home from the hike! It’s a 2ct. Aquamarine (that we mined together) and the sidestones are 1/2ct. sapphires.