Post # 32
I love hearing all the wonderful proposal stories and seeing your gorgeous rings! My FH and I had discussed it for some time… After a while it kind of became a running joke between us. We actually went ring shopping together, but he made the final decisions on his own with a NYC jeweler. Ours was a cozy, intimate event – he began serenading me while playing his guitar, and while still playing, he proposed. I giggled, thinking he was kidding around yet again, but then he pulled out the box and… well, there you go. 🙂
Sorry for the humogoid picture! I still can’t figure out how to resize these cell phone pics…
Post # 33
Sorry if it’s really large, it’s my first upload. We had talked about marriage often, and I was pretty sure he had a ring, but it was a surprise when he proposed at 10pm on Christmas evening! I figured after presents that morning it wasn’t going to happen, but it did 🙂 Center stone is 1.3 (and was my grandmother’s earring), followed by diamond halo, followed by tsavorite garnet halo…I think the total weight is 3.5 ct or something like that.
Post # 34
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
Well, we had been talking about marriage for years, even casually browsed a few settings so he could gauge what was definitely not an option. Anyway, we had a surprise pregnancy and were in a difficult financial situation after our son was born. We went out for my birthday and he was acting really weird all night, sneaking off to th bathroom several times during supper, answering text messages, kept touching his pockets and fumbling around. I had a funny feeling, but up until that night it was a total surprise. In my head we could not afford it so… anyway,I will never tell him he was not very stealthy about it, lol, he kinda blew the surprise a bit by acting weird.
Post # 35
Here’s mine and I love it. I had NO IDEA. None. My Fiance asked my 8 yr old, 2 months before he proposed, if he should marry me and Fiance and DS (who can’t keep a secret to save his life) kept it a secret. We had just moved in together and we were in bed, the night before my sister’s wedding. Fiance said “I fell in love with you, then I fell in love with the boys (I have 2) and I can’t let the 3 of you get away.” I jumped about 50 feet in the air and THEN had to wait until after my sister’s wedding and afterglow had passed to tell people. Didn’t wanna steal anyone’s spotlight.
Post # 36
My husband proposed with a ring he picked out. I did not know he had the ring (He made me sign for a box “For work” which ended up being my ring) and I didn’t know he’d propose.
I knew he’d do it, some day. I just didn’t know when. We never talked about marriage except “One day you’re going to be my wife/husband.” and we had no timelines or expectations.
It just happened.
Post # 37
I never knew. I just thought all along he was teasing me about the ring thing. I just laugh and wave him off everytime. Didn’t take him too seriously. Until one day he slipped the ring and i was like OMG!
Post # 38
I was a very “anxious” bee. I thought he would propose basically every time he opened his mouth.
One Friday, just after Valentine’s Day (when he didn’t propose! Big argument there!), I’d taken the day off from work because he was off as he was leaving for a business trip on Sunday. He said he’d forgotten some important things for his trip at work (he’d said this the night before, just after he got home too, so it didn’t sound odd to me, it was snowing, and he said he was in a rush/distracted when he left due to the snow). Either way, he said he was going back to work to get the stuff. Turns out, he was going to pick up my ring!
He got home, and we’d planned to go for a walk with my new camera to take pictures of the city. Of course, I wasn’t ready at all when he got home. I was still showering/doing laundry! I did have the thought he would propose on our walk, but I thought that all the time.
So I was surprised when he did propose, even though I thought it earlier that day!
I took this pictures a few minutes after he propsed!
Post # 39
@alligirl78: That’s so sweet! I have a similar story to @MrsSnowMountain: in that we both knew were going to propose to each other on our anniversary (I posted about the proposal on the ring board a few months ago), but what I didn’t say was that it was the night before my good friend’s bridal shower … and I was a bridesmaid in her wedding! So no stealing her thunder for me either — I actually didn’t wear the ring to the shower (ONE DAY POST PROPOSAL!!!) to avoid anyone asking me questions on her day 🙂
Post # 40
@FutureWife517: Oh, duh, forgot to add:
Post # 41
Sooo, I’ve been married a while. But, I love how my Darling Husband proposed. I had no idea. We had talked about getting married, at the time I thought the proposal might be a year or so off. We had just bought a house so financially it seemed good to wait, and frankly I had the commitment even with out a ring. 🙂 I got home late from work one Friday night, because he said he would be working really late. I walked into the dining room to see, “Jennifer, will you marry me?” painted on the wall. I turned around and he was kneeling. He made grilled cheese, but I tried to burn the house down by accidently letting a pot holder slip into the oven… So we went out for ice cream while the house aired out a bit. 🙂
I am kind of a collector of bridal style rings, I really like to switch things up, but this is the original and still the best.
Post # 42
@Purple_Bride: Beautifully stunning ring.
Post # 43
@mmsaharic: mine looks just like yours! 🙂
Post # 44
We had looked at rings, but was definitly surprised! proposed to on the beach on cape cod! 🙂
Post # 45
@jenblackwell2 Very cute story! Love the subtle claddagh ring.
I thought I was the only one who “collected” rings in that way! Reading posts on the Bee, I almost feel ashamed that I like switching things up so much, because everyone seems to sentimental about the One True Ring. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I prefer to have choice. I’m not even married yet, but I already have acquired a wide, thick, sturdy wedding ring with no stones, and also a dainty, sparkly Berricle ring. I’d rather have multiple, less expensive rings so I can switch them depending on what I’m doing. For example, I’ve very active in sports that could bash up nice rings (martial arts, rock climbing) so the big solid chunky one makes sense for an everyday option. I do however only have one engagement ring, and plan to keep it that way, because for me the wearing of the wedding ring(s) is more important, and the e-ring will soon become a RHR. I just take it off if I think it’s going to get bashed about.
Post # 46
I knew it would happen just didnt expect it to happen so soon! When it did happen I kept saying ” Are you serious!? REALLY!!??”