Post # 1
I had a very long day of work, but was excited to hand out Halloween candy. The little kids are so cute. While waiting around, my roommate asked me when I thought boyfriend would propose. I said “Oh, tonight, or maybe my birthday next week.” She asked, “Why tonight? It’s Halloween?” I said, “Because it’s Halloween. He loves Halloween.”
Unfortunately, I underestimated the number of kids and I ran out of candy early; the last few received TLC granola bars. (Sorry!) So I darkened the lights and hid from would-be trick-or-treaters. Then my next-door (literally) neighbors, who were having a small party, invited me over for a drink, despite that I wasn’t in costume.
While I was at the neighbor’s, boyfriend very covertly unpacked four carved jack-o-lanterns and quickly lit them. He then rang the doorbell about six times before my roommate, who was also hiding from trick-or-treaters, answered. My roommate called me and asked me to come over IMMEDIATELY – I thought our house was being vandalized or something.
I stepped onto my neighbor’s front porch and knew. My boyfriend was standing on my front lawn with four seemingly blank pumpkins and a huge, nervous smile. He talked about some shared experiences that we had, turned each pumpkin around one at a time to reveal the carved word – Wlll, You, Marry, Me? – got down on one knee, presented me with a vintage 1940s ring (more or that later), and asked me to marry him.
I said, “Yes.”
So that’s the story of how we got engaged. Of the million times that I have retold the story, 90% of women are appalled that he proposed on Halloween, until I say the part about the carved pumpkins. I thought it was very cute and a true reflection of us. 🙂
Post # 3
Why would anyone be appalled that he proposed to you on Halloween? Even before I read the part about the carved “Will You Marry Me” pumpkins I was already grinning at your proposal story!
Congratulations to you both. Your ring is beautiful!
Post # 4
Um, those women are nuts! I love Halloween and would have loved it! Beautiful ring, congrats!
Post # 5
Screw the women who are appauled. That is an awesome proposal! Congrats!
Post # 6
Awww, that is so sweet! I love your proposal story! & Your ring is GORGEOUS!
Post # 7
That is a great proposal! I love Halloween! Your ring is beautiful, congrats and welcome to the wedding planing!!!
Post # 8
Such a cute story and I love the ring and pumpkins!
Post # 9
@MapleMoose: Agreed, I think it is an awesome way to propose.
Post # 10
wow you’re ring is a stunner. congrats
Post # 11
That is super cute! Congrats 🙂
Post # 12
Aw, that is a cute story – and your ring is amazing!
Post # 13
@Mrs. Halloween: Congratulations! I live in the same area as you…where will you be getting married? 🙂 Your ring is beautiful! 🙂
Post # 14
Adorable story! Such a sweet proposal. I love Halloween too so I think it’s awesome. Plus, vintage ring?? Total winner. 🙂 I am looking for the perfect vintage ring right now and it has not been easy!
Post # 15
that’s so awesome! I love Halloween too! And what a beautiful ring. 🙂
Post # 16
Such a cute proposal story! I love it! Congrats!