Tell me your engagement stories!

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
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102 posts
Blushing bee

I’ll play! I got engaged when I was 19 and living away from home for University. My boyfriend came down to Leeds to visit me for a week.

We went out in the evening, it was November so we walked around a German Christmas market in the city centre for a while, drank meade and bought some cute nutcracker decorations for my University room, and then we went to this AMAZING restaurant. (I later found out that he was panicking at this point because he didn’t know any of the places to eat in town, so he picked one at random that looked nice from the outside.) He got lucky though because it was gorgeous and had a live piano player which was really romantic, and they made the best steak I’ve ever had. On the walk back to the train station after (to head to my Uni dorms, not for him to go home) we had to pass the giant Christmas tree in the centre of town. He asked to just sit for a bit so I hopped up on a wall like a big kid and he stood in front of me holding my hands and that’s when he asked! It was so lovely and quaint, but really perfect for me. I’ve never been into the whole ‘down on one knee’ thing because I get nervous being the centre of attention, so I appreciated it all the more. 

I mean, unfortunately it was during the Occupy protests and there was a large group of people camping in the street near-by so we got a bit of an applause which made me go really red, but it was still so perfect.

Post # 3
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6609 posts
Bee Keeper

How exciting for you! We got engaged on a Memorial Day trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan. I had a feeling he was going to propose on that trip since he was planning it himself during the month prior. My suspicion was confirmed when I noticed he kept carrying around a backpack during the trip even after arriving at the hotel, and he also packed some of his favorite rare craft beer. We were walking around the island and had a picnic lunch when at the end, he pulled out the ring from the backpack. It was adorbs! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

HOW EXCITING!! YAY! 

My FI proposed during our Florida vacation earlier this summer. He wanted to take me out on a nice date one night but wanted pictures on the beach at sunset beforehand. I was pissy because an 830 dinner reservation was ridiculous to me and I was HUNGRY. But he took me down to the beach and “will you marry me” was written in black stones in this huge heart in the sand. I didnt think it was for me, I totally thought he was just showing me it because it was cute (lol) so I was SHOCKED when he got down on one knee and gave me the most beautiful speech about how much he loved me and presented me with my gorgeous ring. Of course I said yes! I literally had absolutely no idea he was ring shopping or planning to propose so I was so surpised. It was perfect 🙂 Then we went out to dinner and he had a dozen roses waiting for me on our table. It was just amazing!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We got engaged in Alaska on Dec 20th. I came up for two weeks to visit his family. I knew he was going to propose; we’d talked about it since I was leaving for 6 months on a study abroad in January. Still, I didn’t know what he had planned!

Daniel (my husband) made me breakfast in bed and gave me a gift card for a shopping spree at the mall (which I ended up saving for lingerie haha). In the afternoon we went on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snowy woods and then I got an hour long massage. He picked me up and made cheese fondu for dinner. He had a fire going and talked about how much he loved me; then he said there was a delivery from one of Santa’s special helpers and drove a little RC snowmobile (our family just got a snowmobile) out from under a desk. It had a stuffed corgi (I love corgis!) on it with a ring box between it’s feet. Then he took the ring box, got down on one knee, and proposed. Of course I said yes!

Post # 6
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We got engaged in Alaska on Dec 20th. I came up for two weeks to visit his family. I knew he was going to propose; we’d talked about it since I was leaving for 6 months on a study abroad in January. Still, I didn’t know what he had planned!

Daniel (my husband) made me breakfast in bed and gave me a gift card for a shopping spree at the mall (which I ended up saving for lingerie haha). In the afternoon we went on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snowy woods and then I got an hour long massage. He picked me up and made cheese fondu for dinner. He had a fire going and talked about how much he loved me; then he said there was a delivery from one of Santa’s special helpers and drove a little RC snowmobile (our family just got a snowmobile) out from under a desk. It had a stuffed corgi (I love corgis!) on it with a ring box between it’s feet. Then he took the ring box, got down on one knee, and proposed. Of course I said yes!

 

Post # 12
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

escarlett55:  Mine is so romantic and so very ME. FI nailed it.

One of my earliest memories of my mom is when she would take me to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, here in Boston. It’s a beautiful museum, with this stunning glass-ceilinged open court yard with greenery and sculptures. The museum is three floors, all of which open up to look down on the courtyard in the center. It houses priceless art, tapestries, sculptures, tiling, furniture, writing, correspondence, etc. that span human history. It is easily the most beautiful building in Boston. My mom has passed, but this place has always held a special place in my heart.

FI remembered me telling him that once a long time ago. He planned a date day, the Winter Solstice and the Saturday before Christmas. I couldn’t understand why he would plan an entire day with me when we both had so much shopping to finish. 

When we got to the museum, he was acting a little strange, but I didn’t really pay attention. I was enamoured with the art. Finally, when we came out in front of the court yard, he kissed me and said he loved me. Normally when he said this, I would tease, “yeah, prove it.” This time when I said that, he dropped to one knee. I saw a flash of blue (my beautiful custom sapphire) and heard him say, “Will you marry me?”

I was stunned. He actually had to ask me twice, because even though in my head I screaming yes, I was speachless. When he slipped the ring on and kissed me, the entire museum erupted in applause and cheering. People had stopped and watched from all three stories. It was such a beautiful moment, in a beautiful building, with such love. It’s been over 6 months and I still catch myself smiling, sometimes even laughing, when I think of it.

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