- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Bees – I have been on the list for a week, and active on the boards for about 2, and…. it happened!!!!! I hadn’t said anything to anyone about the possibility of it happening because I only had slight hints and thought it was too soon based on the timeline we had set, but he asked on Saturday and I couldn’t be happier!
The Back Story : We went to Longwood Gardens on Saturday, and had set the date for going about 3 weeks earlier. I hadn’t an INKLING that anything would happen until about 2-3 days prior but even then I thought there was no way and I was just getting my hopes up. I told my friend that I’d need a lot of drinks Saturday night, and a talk with my now FI (!!!!!!) on Sunday about ‘leading me on’ LOL! Anyway the only thing that had me suspicious was that he was acting EXTRA lovey-dovey and then was really cranky on Friday for unknown reasons, poor guy was stressed! Also, he wanted me to wear something dressy, stating that we don’t really have many nice dressy pictures of us and that the gardens would be an amazing backdrop. He never has an opinion about my clothes, but I blindly was like well ok, that’s valid.. I can do that. My friend is in a wedding in a week so I went with her to try out a new nail salon and LUCKILY ended up getting a manicure in addition to the pedi’s we both went for. Friday night, he came up to my house and was teasing me about all the shopping I’ve been doing – at one point he even grabbed my hand to see a new knuckle ring I had bought (little did i know he was checking to make sure my nails were painted and my ring finger was bare – PULEEASE I kept that finger open at all times because you never know! :))
The Proposal : He wanted to leave the house early because the gardens are about an hour drive, and I figured this was fine, we had an event to go to Saturday night so that way we could see enough of everything. We get there and he’s trying to make a beeline for the fountains where he had two photographers hidden to do the actual proposal… I wanted to see the rose garden and he’s like ‘we can do that later when we have more time..’ and I asked if we were in a rush (still oblivious) and he’s like ‘no… by all means, let’s go look at roses!’ haha! We finally get to the fountains, and I go up to take pictures, not hearing him claling my name over the water running. The photographer said he was down on his knee for some time – i believe he said ”Longest proposal wait ever!” Ha! I finally turned around and ladies… I jumped! I don’t care if you have an inkling, or even if you’re totally aware that the proposal is going down, even if he TELLS you it’s happening ‘today’. I WAS STILL SHOCKED! My whole body was shaking and I was laughing and the first thing I said was ‘Is this really happening?!?!’ and he had this whole beautiful speech but all I could think was OMG OMG OMG, lol! Anyway I asked him to stand up because I wanted to hug and kiss him and he goes ‘In a minute, haha’ so after he points to the photographer above us, who waved, and then pointed to the other photographer down below, who waved. Turns out, it was his cousin and her husband (a professional photographer!) I can’t believe it… I am SO glad he made sure I felt/looked cute and my nails were done and got it all on camera…
Ok now for the SPARKLER!!!!!! Sorry it’s huge – I can’t figure out how to resize! Anyway, I do know it’s just under 2 carats, cushion cut and I wear a 5.5 (I always wanted to know stats when I was here looking for ideas!)! We’re gonna go look at different settings, I think we want to get one made that’s slightly different. He said he picked it in a rush so that it would be ready by Friday, but bought the stone 3 months ago. I am still in shock!