- Mrs Young and In Love
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
So I’m actually getting married next week [SQUEEE], but I never posted my amazingly perfect proposal, so I’m going to do it now, while I enjoy my last week of being engaged.
[A LITTLE BACKGROUND]
Boyfriend or Best Friend at the time & I bought a house in June of last year, he was 22 & I was 24, I’d been out of school and owned my own business for about 2 years, and he graduated in May. The January before we bought the house (it was a bit spur of the moment, started looking at houses in Feb, planning to by closer to august or later, but found such a good deal we put in an offer at the end of Feb) we started planning a trip to Europe after he graduated. We saved up enough money to pay cash for the trip.
We went to Europe for 4 weeks in July-August of last year. Spain, Italy, & Greece. Our 2nd week of our trip we were in Venice, Italy. We had spent the day sight-seeing & shopping and around 3 he asked to go back to the hotel. He had been acting edgey all day, I just chalked it up to being tired. We went back to the hotel and I took a little nap (I thought he was napping too). We left the hotel again around 5 and walked around a bit until the sun started to set. He then led me to a Gondolier. We got on the Gondola and began a tour through the channels of Venice. He was unusually quiet and it started to make me nervous. We were on a tight budget for the trip and to splurge $100 on a private gondola ride, so I knew something must have be up. We got to the Grande Canal at the end of the ride right at sunset and he handed our gondolier my camera and asked him to take a picture of us. His voice was shakey and I THOUGHT I saw him get something else out of his bag while he was getting the camera.
He got down on one knee in the boat and I immediately started freaking out. Everything was so hazey that I don’t even remember exactly what he said, I do remember telling him to “shut up!” in that high pitch squeaky girl voice & I remember him trying to put it on my right hand and I kept pulling away trying to give him my other hand. Such an amazing day!
BEFORE THE PROPOSAL: Still clueless…
AFTER THE PROPOSAL!!: