- 2 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
My goodness, there is something about the waiting process that starts to make you feel crazy and like it’s never going to happen even though you KNOW it is coming! The clues started to come together the last couple of weeks and I started to feel very close to the proposal! I really thought it was going to happen next week… when this weekend started to come together.
On Friday my FI (!!!!) informed me he had to wait another week to put some money into our joint account and I was on high alert. On Saturday morning he went into town to get a shirt for a wedding reception that evening and insisted that he went alone. When he was gone for hours I was really suspicious, but he acted so normal when he got home that I just figured he went to visit some people (typical) after, which he said he did. I kept talking myself down thinking I was being crazy and didn’t want to disappoint myself.
Later in the day he nonchalantly asked if we wanted to go hang out at my family cabin on Sunday (yesterday). My cabin is a special place to me, and to our relationship. We had one of most important talks before our relationship began there, and spent a ton of time there in the beginning of our relationship. I thought it might be happening, but it was supposed to be hot and we usually like to be adventurous on weekends, so it wasn’t out of the ordinary.
On Sunday morning we woke up and went out for breakfast with my dad and then just the two of us headed to the cabin. I was kind of convinced at this point that it wasn’t going to happen, and so I was pretty calm and relaxed. He put on some music (my favourite artist) and after letting the dog swim for awhile he suggested we lay on a blanket in the grass in the sunshine (something we love to do).
Backstory: at the beginning of our relationship he used to write me poems ALL the time. They were the sweetest little rhymes that would make my heart explode! For my last birthday (in Nov) all I wanted was a poem and he wrote this funny little poem for me, that wasn’t exactly romantic which became a joke between us. I’ve been bugging him ever since that I was waiting for a new romantic poem and he has been saying (since Nov) that maybe my next poem would be extra special.
I sat on the blanket and he told me he had written me a poem the other night… and he came and sat with me while I read it. At this point I definitely knew it was happening! Once I got to the word ring, I looked up and he was crying and asked me to marry him. I don’t really remember what I said, but he gave me the most beautiful ring and the amount of work he put into it I am incredibly grateful!! After sharing that moment, I finished reading the poem haha. It was seriously the BEST DAY EVER!
We also realized later that it was exactly TWO years to the day that we had our important talk at the cabin before we started dating! So crazy!
The ring is a moissanite set in a twig band, which was my dream ring! He got a local girl (we’re friends with her sisters) who is graduating from school to be a jeweler to make it! I am so in love with the fact that he asked her to make it and he is supporting the start of her career. It was also his idea to set the oval sideways, which I am in love with!
I have never felt so happy in my entire life! I am so blessed that I get the privilege of marrying my best friend!