Post # 1
I’m just curious how all the magic started for all my fellow “bees” out there… Mine was rather recent. In September, my Fiance and I went to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon for a nice weekend excursion. There is an amazing path that leads down the gorge and has multiple waterfalls leading to the river. It’s breathtaking! Along the way, we stopped to check out one of the waterfalls and my Fiance pops the question! He got down on one knee and pulled out a gorgeous sapphire ring! He knew I disliked diamonds and find them overpriced and boring… We have been together for 2.5 years, so I’ve been waiting for this day! So, ladies, how did yours happen?
Post # 2
planettreason: Aww, your proposal sounds beautiful and romantic. Congratulation!
I had some clue that it was coming because unfortunately my fiancé isn’t very good at keeping secrets and got a bit too excited about it! But I didn’t know the detail details and what the ring would look like.
My fiancé took me to the City of Bath and to a beautiful national trust park, where we had a lovely picnic filled with my favourite foods. We were dressed in pretty clothing anyway because it was our 5th anniversary, him in a waist coat and me in a Lacey dress. Afterwards we took a romantic walk and went to look and walk on this beautiful, architectural, historic bridge over a gorgeous romantic stream. While on the bridge looking at it and the setting I turned around and found him on one knee, ring and box in hand. He gave a beautiful and romantic speech about always being together and how much he loved me and cried when he asked me to be his partner for life. Afterwards he was telling himself off because he memorised poetry and sonets for me but said the vision of me made him lose all his planned words but I thought it was beautiful. Afterwards we looked around the city and had a beautiful meal that meant something to us.
Pics of the place he proposed:
Post # 3
Oh how lovely! My fiancé and I were in Paris for the week – we were staying at Disney land but he knew I would prefer to not get engaged there. We went on a day trip to Paris and went up the Eiffel Tower, it was a freezing cold day and i wanted him to keep me warm but he kept his distance which I didn’t think much of at the time other than he wanted me to get frostbite! When we got back down to the bottom he took me to the gardens nearby and got down on one knee! There was no body around us when he asked which was exactly what we both preferred! I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal, it was absolutely perfect
Post # 4
- Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.
It was August 29, 2012.
Me and Brian were dating almost 4 months, but, had been living together a couple of weeks into our relationship. We decide to go to the park around the corner from our apartment, which, at the time was Rittenhouse Square. When Pennsylvania was founded along with the city of Philadelphia, William Penn established 5 public squares because he was very big on having green space to enjoy and this is one of them.
Anyway, we’re doing the usual….bullshitting and having a few drinks when all of a sudden he gets almost somber. I’m taken aback, but, suddenly he’s like,”We need to talk.” Nobody wants to hear that. Used to getting dumped, but, not wanting to jump to conclusions I continue to listen. My fears seem to be coming true. “I don’t know how to say this, but, I don’t want you to be my girlfriend anymore.” At this time, the tears are flowing and I’m ready to stomp off. I can never catch a break! At this time, he sees how upset I am and quickly grabs me. “Marissa, not like that. Calm down. I’m sorry! I want you to be my wife.” He was on his knee as he finished. It was a ring of sentimental value to him, but, I got my actual around Thanksgiving that year.
After going through 10 months of jail that December-October 2013, him going through addiction issues again after being laid off, and plain hard times he reprosed again with another ring in July 2014 at a bus stop near my parents’ house in South Philly. I didn’t think it was necessary, but, he thought it was appropiate because he felt like he was reproving himself to me. I wasn’t complaining, but, he didn’t need to do all that. We were on our way out to a bar in Olde City.
We still aren’t married mostly because of financial issues in addition to all those setbacks, but, I want it to happen before the end of the year. Even when I was a little girl I’ve always leaned more towards elopement and more recently self-uniting. I’m not a traditionalist in that sense.
Post # 5
bluehope: that’s looks like one AMAZING place to get engaged!!! Wow!
SoonToBeMrsBOP: Paris?! Oh my! Wow, that sounds super romantic!!!
All in all, I’m so thrilled to be engaged!!! I’m 36! Time to settle down! Lol!
Post # 6
My Fiance and I went to NYC for our anniversary and my birthday and while in our uber he sent me a text asking, I laughed it off and thought it was a joke. After shopping we went back to the hotel and I turned around and he was on one knee with a ring he brought while I was shopping and said now will you marry me I literally almost fainted! The best proposal for me
Post # 7
“He knew I disliked diamonds and find them overpriced and boring…”
Totally cool that you aren’t a big diamond fan, but no need to be snarky. Lots of people prefer colored stones to diamonds. There’s no need to justify your sapphire by being rude..
Post # 8
honey752bee: Nailed it!
What a horrifically ugly and exceptionally unnecessary thing for the OP to say. What a shame that in 36 years she didn’t learn manners or couth.
Post # 9
planettreason: That sounds so dreamy. Mine happened in September as well. We were travelling around Europe, and he planned a part of the trip on his own as a surprise. We boarded a train from Milan and I had no clue where we were headed. Then we reached gorgeous mountains and lakes, and there we were in Varena. He booked a beautiful house in the mountains in Vezio, and it overlooked Lake Como it was so magical. We spent the first evening there hanging out with his two friends ( a married couple) on the patio.
The next morning I woke up with an extremely sore shin, probably from the days of hiking in nothing but converse, and so I couldn’t walk anywhere and was in extreme pain. The owner of the airbnb gave me some muscle cream, so as you do on a day that’s supposed to be romantic, I sat out barefoot in a dress with one foot on the table rubbing muscle cream on my shin…Meanwhile I was totally unaware that he was going to be asking me then and there as he had a boat booked for us to take on the lake. Anyway, long story short, he got me to stand up, showed me where he wanted us to hike, and proceeded to go down on one knee propose. It’s a funny thing and sensation, it’s as if time had stopped and hurried both at once. And then I heard the shutters of a camera…it was his friend on the rooftop of the house taking photos (he’s a photographer).
I kind of ran away inside the house at that point because I was a bit overtaken, but basically we now have actual candid engagement photos (and a silent video…) of that day, which we are both grateful for. We had champagne and then drove the boat visiting Casino Royale villas. Definitely the best day of my life!
Post # 10
honey752bee: and sunshineno5: I don’t see what the problem is with her explaining why SHE doesn’t like diamonds. She’s not saying you have to feel the same way. People are allowed to have opinions, even when they aren’t the same as yours. If she had said, “All people who like diamonds are elitist and boring,” then you’d have an argument, but as it stands, you’re now the ones who are being rude.
Post # 11
My Christmas present last year was flights to Hawaii (uhhhm wooowww) we went in March this year, a lot of people had said they suspected he may propose as we had been together over 5 years at that point.. i thought about it, but after such an extravagant Christmas present and getting my hopes up on previous holidays i let it slide, and had the best most relaxing trip not even thinking about a proposal.
On our last night in Maui, before island hopping we went for a walk to watch the sunset, we’re both just sat there on a hill top overlooking the beach taking in the view, on our own sun loungers, enjoying the peace and not really talking, just relaxing in our own thoughts.. when he asks me to turn around. There he is on one knee with ring, asking me to marry him, and he said the most beautiful words which made me melt and I can’t fully remember now. All i said was ‘are you serious, are you sure’ haha it was so surreal and amazing! Boy do i wish my manicure hadn’t of chipped and i had done my hair and make-up – definitely wasn’t ‘photo ready!’
Post # 12
gbee: then you shouldn’t have a problem with me having a differing opinion and thinking her delivery was rude.
You don’t see a problem, I do. Like you said, differing opinions. It’s just something that jumped out to me, wasn’t relevant to the story, and in my opinion was an uncalled for remark.
Post # 13
My Fiance just proposed on Friday! It was on the anniversary of the first time he told me he loves me. He took me to dinner and a movie, then blindfolded me and drove me to a mystery location. He took the blindfold off while I was facing a wall and gave me a letter to read. I read the letter out loud and it was so beautiful and thoughtful (the first time he said I love you, it was also through a letter). At the end of the letter, it said to turn around and when I did he was kneeling in a heart made of rose petals with the ring in his hand. I barely let him ask the question before I screamed YES!! We were in a hotel room, where we stayed the night with champagne and dessert to celebrate our engagement.
Post # 14
gbee: People can have opinions while also understanding that good manners dictates they don’t unnecessarily voice their preferences in a way that’s offensive and tacky to other people. In this case, if there was a reason why she needed to qualify her statement about why he got one ring over another, fine. Even then, she should recognize that her personal opinion doesn’t need to be negative. BUT there was absolutely no reason for her to throw in a caveat that indicates that other people’s choices are inferior in some way.
Post # 15
honey752bee: Fair enough. I just hate it when I see an OP personally attacked for something that really has nothing to do with the message of her post. She was just trying to share a nice story.