- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
Bees- it couldn’t have been more awesome. I’ve spent my whole waiting period pretty cool with it. Never got jealous of other people getting engaged. Never got annoyed “the perfect opprotunity” passed. But this week I went off the damn deep end. Two people (one who’s known his FI for like 2 seconds and one who is a gigantic douche) got engaged this week. One on a plane in first class coming home from a romantic European vacation ON MY BIRTHDAY! Meanwhile, my normally thoughtful and generous SO didn’t get me so much as a card for my birthday! I was feeling pretty annoyed and left out.
FI (squee!!) and I have a “special spot”- a bench overlooking the ocean in San Diego. We’ve been there several times, always at night. I always thought it would be perfect to get engaged there, in private, but followed very shortly after by being able to celebrate in person with our families & friends. I also REALLY didn’t want it to be dragged out. Once I knew it was coming I didn’t want to have to sit through some dance or long speech or something because I’d get super nervous.
Well… smart little FI that he is, he thought of the same scenario.
We left early for Thanksgiving in San Diego, assuming there’d be traffic, but we actually got into town SUPER early. So FI decided we should “kill time & get rid of driving stress” at our special spot! Perfect! When we got there, I got out of the car and walked up to our bench. There were people out on the beach and it was a beautiful day. It was awesome seeing it during the day for the first time.
I was snapping pictures and checking in on Foursquare (so romantic!) when my darling man came over with roses and a bottle of champagne. ACK!!! I knew. I knew right then but thought maaaaaybe there was a possibility that this was going to be one of those stories where it totally seems like a proposal and then it doesn’t happen. So I just said thank you for the flowers and kissed him. Then I noticed him fiddling with his pocket and I freaked out! So I just kept kissing him! Ha ha ha. I just got so nervous!
He started talking between kisses, just saying my name and pet names…. then he dropped to one knee and said something about loving me (why is it so hard to remember?!) and asked me to marry him. I’m fairly sure I said yes. He got up and we hugged and kissed and random people down on the beach started clapping! 🙂 After several minutes of kissing and laughing I was like “Well put it on me!”
Yeah. It’s pretty unique! LOL I pinned a few different rings on Pinterest. This one was definitely the biggest and most unique so it’s not surprising that he chose it! I’ll be honest– it’s blingier and more eye-catching than I expected and it’s totally taking some getting used to. I do really appreciate the finger coverage though. I have fatty fat fingers, so I was worried a smaller stone would look silly on me. The flower setting TOTALLY resolves that issue.
We had some random surfer take our picture and then hung out on our bench drinking champagne, kissing, talking and just enjoying our secret for a little bit. After a while I called dad (he knew it was coming since FI called him on Tuesday to let him know/ask for his blessing). He was all emotional and happy for us and VERY proud of himself for not spilling the beans to my sister because he didn’t want to take that away from us. 🙂 I called sister at work & she was super happy for us too.
Then, exactly as I’d secretly hoped, after some alone time we got to celebrate in person with his family. We had an awesome, super chill, very happy, full of wedding talk Thanksgiving. Today we’re going to my side of the family. They’ve had a tough couple years (I lost track of the funerals) and really NEED something to celebrate. My plan is to just show up and wait for someone to notice the ring. 🙂 Then Saturday one of my closest friends is getting married and of course lots of my close friends will be there too. So literally, I’m able to celebrate in person with almost everyone I love over this weekend! He could not have planned it better!
Stats as I know them:
Etsy seller JewelIce. White gold, 8 teeny diamonds on the leaves on the side (TCW is like .08), 6 mm (1.1 ct equiv.) moissanite. I think it’s untreated but I haven’t seen the specs yet.
MY Stats 😛
Started on the waiting list 3/18/13 as #315
2 clean ups
Ended 11/23 list as #67!!
Posting the SIUP since July and VERY happy to pass the torch!