- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I’ve been lurking this site for a while and now I can finally join and start planning my wedding!
Mr. Nightborn and I have been together for about 5.5 years. We have been living together for 4 years as of last May; our connection has been incredibly strong since the day we met, we adore each other, and we are a team – we have worked extremely hard to get to where we are. Although pressure from family and friends made waiting rather tough, he always told me he was serious about a future with me, and he’s a person who wouldn’t say it if he didn’t mean it. So I tried my best to be patient, ignore the negative comments from people who told me that if he hadn’t proposed by now, he never would, and lurked Weddingbee to tide me over.
We went to look at rings this past January, so I knew something was in the works. We tried on a variety of styles so he could get an idea of what different things looked like on my finger, and after that I tried my best to just shut my mouth and let him take control of the process.
Two weeks ago we went on vacation to Northern California with his family. We had an amazing time and I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t give much thought to the possibility of an engagement – little did I know he carried the ring with him the whole time, trying to find the perfect time to ask me to be his wife.
On the last night, Mr. Nighborn’s dad had a few people over for drinks and decided to give everyone a tour of the beach house. Mr. Nightborn said to me, “It’s almost sunset, you wanted to go for a romantic walk on the beach, why don’t we do that now while they are elsewhere?” I agreed, and we walked down to the beach just as the sun started to set. The beach was a little crowded with people taking their evening walk and playing with their dogs, and we walked on the sand for a bit and found a quieter spot. We snuggled up and watched the sun go down over the water, mostly in silence, taking in the beautiful view. I snapped a few pictures of the lovely sight. And then when the sun was completely gone from sight, he said “well, I don’t know what you’re going to say, but…” and pulled out the ring box, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.
I was ugly-crying like a little kid the second I saw the ring box. I said “Yes!” as soon as I could catch my breath (he says I took forever!) and held out the wrong hand for him to put the ring on, oops. We hugged and kissed and whispered “I love you” and stood there for a while, just kind of taking it all in. I managed to stop crying but was shaking like a leaf, and he was pretty shaky too – I could feel his heart pounding in his chest. It was magical and exciting.
Eventually we walked back to the house, gave everyone the news, and the rest of the evening was spent calling family, having drinks, texting friends… everyone was so excited for us. It was just wonderful and I was so emotional and on a high – I could barely even get down a sip of my cocktail.
We’ve been engaged for a week and a half, and I still almost can’t believe we’re getting married! He’d had the ring for a while – was just waiting for the right moment to give it to me. I could not have asked for a more special, more romantic proposal. I felt so happy, so loved, I am not a “roses and candlelight” kind of person so I wasn’t expecting it at all but seeing him get down on one knee was one of the best moments of my life. Ah! I want to cry a little just thinking about it. In a wonderful, butterflies-in-my-tummy kind of way. I wish I could relive that moment again and again. I am so happy to be marrying my wonderful fiance and continuing to build a life together.
Ring pics (sorry, I tried to resize!):