- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Hello my lovely waiting bees,
MY FIANCEE (eeeeeeee) surprised me today (New Years Eve) – he told me there was a surprise but no other info, then I was kicked out of the house to go shopping with my bestie for 4 hours with no money 😐 I didn’t ask for info because I was excited for the surprise, whatever it was, but making sure not to get my hopes up.
When I got home, Boyfriend or Best Friend wasn’t there, I looked for him everywhere and was a little annoyed I’d been out for so long and he wasn’t even at home. Nothing really looked different either, the house was a bit cleaner 🙁
Then bestie and I just hung around and she was being weird, asking to see something in the wardrobe. Bees, I was so nervous to go in the house, so I did NOT want to go in the wardrobe in case Boyfriend or Best Friend was in there hiding, ready to jump out at me! But I went in and OMG there was a dress he’d bought me on the bed, with a note saying to meet at “our favourite place”. It was surrounded by at least two dozen gorgeous long stem roses. I got ready with my bestie, her doing my hair and makeup and me squeezing into the dress, so nervous the whole time.
Then she drove me there so I didn’t have to guess where to go. A place we always picnic, a nice national park next to a creek near our house. I’d actually dreamed he would propose there with this best friend and her fiancee about 3 months earlier!! Anyway, I was just so happy to finally see him, all my nerves disappeared, we joked and walked up dressed so nicely for just a big red path in the middle of nowhere, we kept walking and i found he’d set everything up, a beautiful picnic spread with a hot lasagne (my fave!), brown brothers moscato rose (my fave wine!) and even my fave dessert. My bestie had even brought my camera and tripod, since all I wanted forever was pics of the proposal 🙂 🙂 🙂
It was all so beautiful, so perfect. And then we were getting a bit eaten by the bugs and the sun had set, so I was ready to go. I suggested we leave and Boyfriend or Best Friend said “just 5 more minutes” and started fumbling in his pocket. I immediately started crying, because I had genuinely thought it wasn’t happening and was still happy.
He said the sweetest things, said my full name and said he wanted to be with me forever and have kids together and make me his wife. He was so happy, we were both laughing and I was crying my eyes out. I was so eager to see the ring again (I’d picked the ring out months ago but almost forgotten what it looked like) and when he said “Will you marry me” I said “YES!” and he put it on the finger, with a bit of help from my accented gold glitter mani 😉
We were so happy packing up the picnic and arguing about who to call first, calling each other fiancee over and over, him calling me wife a lot too.
It was amazing bees, and I know each of you will have your moment too. It was so perfect, even the things that went wrong were perfect too and I am so happy to be engaged to the love of my life, and be able to plan a wedding legitimately, hahaha!
tl;dr summary: gorgeous dress, roses, picnic, all my fave things, and then a ring at the end of the rainbow. I know have a fiancee and as soon as I figure out how, y’all will have ring pics.
Bees, the most important thing I have to say, is that you will have this moment of happiness, and it is worth holding out for, and I will stick to the waiting boards like glue regardless of not being a waiting bee anymore, with words of encouragement for all of you, because it is coming, even if it doesn’t seem like it.
Boyfriend or Best Friend ordered my ring just after we first looked in October, but he only got it yesterday. They are trying, they are planning, they do love you. I promise. So much love for all of you, thank you for getting me through this.