- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I’m actually pretty nervous to write my first post. I’ve been reading the boards for a while now and never made the choice to register, why?? I have no idea. I think I was afraid to jinx getting engaged. I’ve been reading the waiting board mostly and got alot of advice on how to be patient…….. but I don’t have to be anymore!!!
My BF, I mean FI (weird to say) asked me to marry him on tuesday! I knew it was coming before my birthday (I’ll be 25 on sunday) but was still very suprised. I’m waiting to tell my friends till tomorrow because we are having a dinner for my birthday and I need to tell some people before I go crazy!!! So I’m telling all you Bees cause I know most of you like to read about proposals. Here is our story;
My FI and I have been together for 4,5 years and have been living together for 3,5. I know alot of you might think im crazy for waiting so long but we don’t live in the US or Canada so getting married is not a big deal here anymore. Most people I know have kids and buy a house before getting married or never even do. We live in Europe, The Netherlands… my FI is canadian and I am dutch. A big proposal and big engagement rings are definitely not the norm here, but his family made it very clear he needed to ask me officially and get me a ring LOL (I didn’t mind). So tuesday night I was walking our dog and when I got back the whole livingroom was filled with candles, so I knew 🙂 I walked towards him gave him a hug and kisses for like 5 min, than he told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and all the other right words and went down on one knee! Of course I said Yes and we opened a nice bottle of champagne. It was perfect!! We had the ring designed a couple months ago so I knew what it would look like, and it turned out perfect! It is not very big for the standerd in the US but very flashy for here haha. Its a round solitair, just under half a carat but very high quality, I wanted a ring I could wear all day every day and not worry about it and that is what I got!
Now that I’m engaged and registered to WB 🙂 I will talk to all of you on the boards. Can’t wait to start planning and get to know all of you girls.. WB is a great!