Post # 1
I joined the list in March of 2013 at #325. So happy to say I am finally engaged!
SO suggested we go up to Midway(near Park City/Sundance, Utah) for the weekend, and in particular to see Ice Castles. This guy creates these castles entirely out of icicles that he grows and builds upon all winter. Theres huuuge structures and even a maze built out of it. At night it’s all lit up from lights placed within the ice! I stole a couple of pictures off the website for you guys so you can see how amazing it was.
I took this last one!
So we go Saturday night after an AMAZING dinner in Park City, and it is PACKED. We walk around, it is super beautiful, and whenever we would get to a semi-private spot, SO would take my hands in his and look into my eyes. Then someone would pop around the corner and he’d drop them and walk on! At one point we had wedged ourselves into a tiny space(this year the castles were modeled after the red rock canyons in Southern Utah), and I was SURE it would happen, and then people started coming at us from both sides! It was pretty silly. Finally, we got to a spot where we weren’t immediately surrounded. He took my hands, told me how much he loved me, how I was the best thing that ever happened to him, and started to get down on one knee. Until I yelled “Dont get down, dont get down!” The entire floor was ice, and I was terrified he’d fall! So he laughed and stayed up, asked if I would marry him, I of course said yes, and he put this on my finger:
It was completely perfect and 100% magical and we both could not be happier! We went back to our villa he had booked for us (complete with fireplace in room!), drank champagne, and spent about an hour with our hands sticking out the door into the freezing air because there was no cell reception inside our room letting everyone know the good news!
I was completely involved in the ring process, including knowing when it was delivered and in our house(but he didn’t let me see it!), and we both pretty much knew what was going to happen this weekend, but it was still perfect and amazing, it didn’t take away from it at all.
We are both SO thrilled and I am so excited to enjoy being his fiance after being his girlfriend for 11 years!
Post # 3
Congrats! What a sweet story and your ring is beautiful!
Also, those ice castles are SO COOL (no pun intended). I have never seen anything like that before. Now I want to go…
Post # 4
@jessicadarling: Beautiful story and gorgeous ring!! I’m a lover of rose gold myself 😉 and that castle is AMAZING!!!!
Post # 5
Oh wow, congratulations – great photos!
What a lovely ring.
11 years……. wow. You certainly deserve this!!!!
Post # 6
ahh congratulations!! that is just so magical!! great to see your rose gold stunner on your finger!
Post # 7
Congrats! Awesome proposal and that ring is gorgeoussssss!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Congratulations! What a beautiful setting to be proposed to..and a beautiful ring too!
Post # 9
The ring is gorgeous! But come on!! Those ice castles are remarkable. I’ve never seen anything like that.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@jessicadarling: yay! That place looks freaking awesome, and your ring is gorgeous. I’m sure everyone is super psyched for you – I know our people were after 12 years together!
Post # 11
Congratulations! I love your ring! 🙂
Post # 12
@bleusteel: Thank you! RIGHT? They are SO cool..freezing, even!
@canarydiamond: we started dating when we were 15, so its definitely been a long time! On and off, but we have been solidly together for the last 5 years. I definitely “earned” it though!
@baileyjosephine: Thank you so much!
@MrsWBS: Thank youuu! I love it!
@KC-2722: They are pretty incredible! It was awe inspiring for sure!
@lolot: They definitely are! A lot of FINALLY and ABOUT TIME and CAN’T SAY I’M SURPRISED! responses 🙂 we have outlasted many relationships and some marriages, so I’m definitely happy with where we are!
Post # 13
11 years?! Girl you earned that fabulous ring 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
@jessicadarling: Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful proposal story 🙂 🙂 Equally beautiful ring, my dear!!! Yay!!!
Post # 15
@jessicadarling: Congratulations!! What a beautiful location for a proposal! How romantic!! I LOVE your ring too!! Happy planning 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@jessicadarling: Nice! My cousin cracked me up when we got engaged, he was like “Whoah whoah whoah, don’t you think you’re rushing this?!?” Haha.