- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Hi Bees! After 8 years having a boyfriend, I finally have a fiancé (feels SO good to say that word!)!!!
Here’s how it went down:
We were in VT (where we grew up) for Christmas, and he really wanted to hike Mt. Mansfield on Christmas eve (we are big hikers). Even though I got a little suspicious, I kind of ignored all of the clues so I wouldn’t get my hopes up. There was about a foot of new snow, so it was just gorgeous. However, it got a lot colder as we gained elevation and by the time we got to the shelter where we usually eat lunch, I was not really wanting to continue because at that point it was below 10 degrees. He got out his phone and was texting his cousin while we ate, or so he claimed…
After a little while, we went back outside and he said he wanted to go just a little further to reach a cool rock formation that we knew was ahead. We continued along and then he stopped and said his hands were really cold, so I got some handwarmers out. When he took his mitten off to take them from me, he had a ring box in his hand! He then knelt down in the snow and asked me to marry him! I teared up a little bit and hugged him, and then over his shoulder I saw his best friend taking pictures! He had followed us up the trail, sprinted up the mountain to get ahead while we were in the shelter, and then he got in position to get the photos! He also carried up a bottle of champagne, glasses, and a thermos of clam chowder (smuggled from Boston without me finding out!) to warm us up!
I was totally overwhelmed by the sneakiness and effort that went into the proposal. Although we were all too cold to have the champagne up on the mountain, we were treated to clearing skies and a gorgeous view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks on the way down. We enjoyed the bubbly when we got back to the cars and then went home to share the news!
I only have iPhone photos as of yet, and none of the proposal, but here are some ring shots! It is a rectangular-ish radiant in platinum.
Right when we got off the mountain with my very cold and kind of swollen fingers: