- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
After lurking on these boards for the last month I am finally engaged! SO and I have been together almost 5 years and had gone and looked at engagement rings many times. In fact we had found the setting together I just didn’t know what center stone he had picked or the fact that he had even purchased any part of the ring. I had an inkling (ok I snooped big time) that he was going to propose on my birthday during a trip to NYC a few weeks ago. I kept telling myself not to get my hopes up because he loves tricking me (he knows I snoop). As we were packing I didn’t see him put a ring in his suitcase so I figured he either had already shipped it in NYC or wasn’t going to propose. In afternoon of my birthday we checked into a hotel for the evening instead of staying at my Cousin’s apartment. We just threw some clothes in a small suitcase to bring with us and again I didn’t see the ring in there so I had given up hope. He kept telling me he wanted to go to Rockfeller Center (one of my favorite places) to watch the sunset. We do this every time we are in NYC. At this point I didn’t think he would do it. He insisted that we stop at my favorite cupcake shop Crumbs to pick up a cupcake that we could eat to celebrate my birthday up there. Unfortunately we missed sunset and didn’t get up there till it was pitch black. He asked me to cut him a piece of cupcake which I did and took a little taste for myself. He kept asking me to eat more and then directed me to a certain spot. I thought he just wanted me to eat the chocolate chip but eventually he told me to cut him that spot and as I cut in I felt something hard which turned out to be an Altoids box. Hidden in the mini Altoids box, wrapped in tissue paper and a plastic bag, in a smores Crumbs cupcake was my engagement ring. He then got down on one knee and proposed and all I kept saying was ARE YOU SERIOUS? Even though I thought I knew it was going to happen I was completely surprised and in shock when it did.