- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Well, bees, here’s how it happened…
Yesterday, my guy and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. He took me to Lovers Leap State Park, since I have a distinct love for bridges and had been dying to see Lovers Leap Bridge. (I had hopes that he’d propose there, since he knows my dream proposal was on a bridge.) My awareness was awakened when I noticed that my guy was somewhat fidgety and nervous during church service. Also, on the drive to the park he kept texting while driving (which he never does, he usually has me check and respond to texts for him when he’s behind the wheel).
Anyway, when we got to the park he led us to the bridge where I took pictures of him and the iron details of the bridge. He then struggled against the wind to lay out a blanket on the bridge – after a few moments I had to help him lol. Anyway, we sat on it and he said “I thought we’d go over the scrapbook you made me for our first anniversary.” As we went through it we laughed and made fun of ourselves and our photos and the comments in it. On the last page I had written “to be continued…” When I closed the book he said “let’s dance.” I laughed (ok giggled like a little school girl) and said “how romantic.” He stood and helped me up then said the cheesiest line of the day (it’s ok to say that, we both agreed after the fact that it was indeed cheesy) “oh, let me tie my shoe.”
Out of the corner of my eye I saw him reach into his pocket and immediately my heart started to beat uncontrollably; he pulled out a ring box and as he opened it he looked up to me and said “You have bewitched me body and soul and I love, I love, I love you. I wish to never be parted from you from this day on…Will you marry me?” In that moment I was (maybe for the first time…ever – as he might argue) speechless. I stood staring at him with my hands covering my mouth and doing a weird bounce/dance thing. Hearing Mr. Darcy’s (2nd) declaration of love to Lizzie (Pride & Prejudice – my favorite book) incorporated into our proposal and seeing my guy on bended knee red faced and trembling asking me to marry him on a beautiful bridge was all just so, so…I can’t even explain it. But if I had to in one word – perfect. Unable to speak, I nodded and pulled him up to join me in a hug and kiss-fest. After a few moments he said “Well, put the ring on already!” He slid it on my finger and it was just beautiful. Then he said “wave to the camera,” and I turned to see my sister/MOH recording the whole thing.
He later confessed that the ring wasn’t the one he ordered. He had ordered and old European cut but received a brilliant round cut and didn’t have time send it back and get it mounted in time for our anniversary. He also vented because the photographer he hired got lost on the way to the park. His GPS system sent him towards Massachusetts and when he realized it, it was too late and we were already five miles away from the park so he wouldn’t make it in time for the proposal. Also, my poor baby didn’t get much sleep the last couple of nights because he was so nervous. And lastly, he confessed that when he got down on one knee he thought “I must look like a complete idiot to her.” LOL poor thing.
We are both so excited to be engaged and surprisingly (for me) my fiancé (wow, weird) is happier than I am that the waiting stage is finally over. I guess I drove him a little crazy haha (whoops). Well, after our amazing proposal, we went out to dinner to celebrate our five year anniversary and engagement.