(Closed) What’s your engagement story?

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

great topic i’m subscribing!! to read all of the romantic proposals (and to tear up)

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Mine was very low-key, but absolutely perfect! We were on a cruise and on the first night he told me he wanted to walk around and see the ship, and he had been talking for weeks about wanting to see the top deck of the ship, and so we went up as high as we could at the back of the ship (it just so happened to be at sunset, which he totally didn’t plan!) and luckily the deck was entirely abandoned, so it was just us.

To be honest, I have no idea what he actually said, all I remember is that we were talking about how beautiful it was and then the next thing I knew he was down on one knee. I’m pretty sure the first thing I said was “Are you kidding? Really? Are you sure?” He had to spend about five minutes convincing me it was for real and then reminded me that I had to give him an answer eventually. Obviously, I said “yes”. 🙂 It was very perfect for us – simple and totally unexpected!

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@amanda.lynn:that sounds soo romantic…

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ours isn’t exciting or funny or different. But it was perfect to me. My FI actually wanted to propose a year before he did, right after we moved to a new city and started a new home for ourselves. But unfortunately, I discovered I had the Big C right in the middle of the move, and it was too much to handle. A year later, right after I was declared “cured,” my FI and I planned a trip to the country (we live in the city, but we LOVE the country) to celebrate, and he proposed while we were just sitting around enjoying the view and life. He did it on the one-year anniversary that I was declared cured, so it had a lot of meaning to us. He phrased the proposal as wanting to turn something awful like the Big C into something happy, like surviving and getting married. We just pulled the ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him.

It was private and completely perfect, and we spent the day doing nothing but enjoying each other’s company and calling our families, of course 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

He had thrown me off several months earlier (he was apparently planning this for ages) by telling me that he had plans to start saving for my ring at the end of the year and I totally believed him and was not expecting a thing.  Then, when we were on a trip to Tokyo this spring he kept insisting that we had to get drinks one night at the bar on the 52nd floor of the Tokyo Park Hyatt (where “Lost in Translation” was filmed) and I couldn’t figure out why.  I kept saying “You didn’t even like that movie that much!”  Anyway, eventually one night after a long day of walking all over the city being tourists, he insisted we had to end the night there.  I went, reluctantly and complaining all the way.  We even got lost and got into a little argument, but did finally make it there.  We order some drinks, enjoyed the view (it really is amazing) and then all of a sudden, there was this big, sparkly ring right there.  I was so confused at first and my mind went totally blank.  My first words once I realized what he was asking were actually “holy shit.”  Romantic, right?  Then I started crying and he asked me again and I said yes.  I love our engagement story.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My FH is some what romantic and he is from a smaller city but lived in the country and loved to go quading by the small rivers all the time. So one weekend when we went out to visit his parents he planned a small quad ride for the two of us (which we do quite frequently) He had no idea where we were going but we ended up at this beautiful spot where we stopped by the river and he brought out two glasses and a bottle of wine. As we were sitting there he pulled out a heart shaped box and inside it was a short poem/story that he worte for me and at the end of it, it said I want to spend the rest of my life with you and when I looked he was on one knee!! Of course I said yes!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@amandalynn….how amazing!

My fiance ran the Boston Marathon in April (he placed 158 out of 26,000 runners, so he had the race of a lifetime that day!), and me, his parents, and his best friend and his best friend’s wife all went to visit the city and to watch the race.

He had to get up crazy early to get to the start line on race day, and I was running all over the city on and off trains to try to see him as much as I could.  He had an incredible race, and afterwards we went to the Sam Adams Brewery.  After that my fiance wanted to take pictures at the start line, which I thought was totally normal since he had taken pictures at the finish line too.  We all went out to the start line and he said pulled me across the street to “take a picture of that street sign” where he got down on one knee (which was painful, the man raced 26.2 miles that day!) and asked me to marry him.  I was half crying/half laughing and we just hugged each other tight.  After a few minutes of that he asked me if I wanted to put the ring on, which I did of course!  It was so perfect!  His parents and his friends captured it all on film, so I have a video of it, which is really cool.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My proposal was pretty recent. 3 weeks ago. There probably won’t be many people who can relate to this but for us as a couple it was perfect. My MR. is into demolition derbies. I was lined up to run in the demolition derby myself in my hometown. The whole crowd was excited enough that I was the only girl out there and that I had made it to the feature event. Little did I know what was in store for me. As I was stuck in the corner unable to continue derbying; the officials asked me if I wanted out of the car. They stopped the derby for me to exit my car & my MR. came running accross the pit to help me out and walk me to the center of the pit to pop the question. I didn’t even get my helmet off. It was the biggest surprise ever; I had no idea & it had women in the stands crying. It was perfect!

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@stacymarie:how cool is it for you to have  a video?!

@bon: i don’t know what quading is lol!! but i love the intimate setting of the proposal.

@frugal faye: your response was so me!! i probably will say get the f’ outta here… lol!!! or are you f’g kidding me?!

@misschapstick:i love how he turned an already meaningful day into a more meaningful day and i’m glad that you’re “cured”

i am tearing up like crazy (this actually is almost like therapy reading that it’s all worth the wait)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It was completely gorgeous and so sweet. He began by giving me daily presents for two and a half weeks. He brought home flowers, candy, aperitifs, left presents next to the bed when he left for work early. I was getting very spoiled! Then on the pretext that he “wanted to spend time” with me, he took me on a wonderful trip to Napa for wine tasting and restaurant-going. We ate at Ubuntu and Ad Hoc, had wonderful coffee, went on private tours of vineyards and I finally understood why he had been so insistent on booking a hotel room with a balcony when he proposed there, on one knee, in a suit and bowtie, overlooking the Napa River. He brought with him – all in one tiny, tiny duffel bag – a jewelry box with an evening watch to propose with (we picked out the ring together later), a bottle of Cava, champagne flutes, a gift certificate for a manicure at the poshest spa, and two cards. The first card explained why he wanted to marry me and the second card why he loved me. It was utterly wonderful and I wish I could remember what he said while he was down on one knee! I just heard this rushing sound in my ears and “I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it!”

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

kitkat555:how cool!!!!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@crebre80: ha ha I thought some people wouldn’t know what I was talking about! quading is with four wheelers, sort of like dirt bikes but with four tires!! 🙂

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bon:we call it four wheeling here!!!

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