- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My FI (!!!) and I took a 7 day cruise embarking from San Juan, PR on February 13th. We flew into San Juan on the 13th and went straight to the ship. Our first stop on the cruise was in St. Thomas on V-Day and I had made an appointment to tour the resort that I’ve been drooling over for MONTHS. Mr. Foxxy & I have always said that we wanted a destination wedding and St. Thomas is one of his favorite locations, so that’s where I’ve been looking when I did my “dream” planning… LoL. I’d never been to St. Thomas before our trip though. It’s gorgeous!
Anyway, we had an appointment at 10a and we got there on time. The resort (Marriott) was absolutely stunning. We both LOVED it. The wedding/event coordinator showed us around and told us that they would be doing renovations later this year— for WHAT, I have no idea.. everything is GORGEOUS! Anyway, she took us to their wedding gazebo and showed us a model of what all of the renovated rooms will look like next year… she also showed us a lot of other areas of the resort, such as the location where they hold ceremonies if it should rain on wedding day. She gave us a folder full of information about wedding packages and my FI asked if we could walk around some more and take pictures. She said sure and left us to our own devices.
We wandered around the property and ended up back at the gazebo. At first, I was prancing around and posing for silly pics, LoL.. just being me. Then he started taking pics of the ocean and the landscaping, so I was just standing there inside the gazebo waiting on him to finish. He went into his camera bag and I was thinking that he was just changing his camera lens because he has one of those big, expensive cameras… however, he pulled out a silver ring box! I was so caught off guard that the only thing I could say is “What are you doing?!?!!!?” LoL! Then he told me “I don’t know if I can give you your dream wedding, but maybe I can make one of your dreams come true…” Then he got down on one knee and asked “Will you marry me??” And the tears came from nowhere! I said yes before I even saw the ring… matter of fact, I kinda forgot about the ring for the first couple of minutes! LoL. I wanted to make sure that I actually ANSWERED him since I know a lot of people forget to do that… I was so focused on answering that I forgot the ring. LoL!
It was so perfect though… it couldn’t have been ANY more perfect. I absolutely adore my ring and can’t stop staring at it!! He managed to throw me way off… he gave me a timeline of engagement by May and had recently told me that he wouldn’t be finished paying for the ring until April! However, he’s not only had the ring for a whole month, but when we packed for the trip, he actually packed the ring in MY bag!! So he had me hauling around my own ring ALLLLL day without me even knowing! (Not to mention the fact that we checked my bag at the airport… I had to smack him upside the head for that one.. if the airport had lost my ring, there’d be hell to pay!)
Pics coming soon! We’re still on vaca, but will be returning home tomorrow & I’ll finally get to share some pics of my lovely!