- 1 year ago
My fiance (!!!!) plays basketball every Saturday morning, so I was home alone enjoying my afternoon by watching Say Yes to the Dress and I totally got into one of those “moods” where I wished I was engaged and couldn’t wait to marry my boyfriend of 3 1/2 years. If only I’d known what was coming hours later….
He gets home and we start getting ready for our dinner date downtown. We are total foodies so having a Saturday night dinner at a nice restaurant is something we love to do once a month or so. After I showered I received a snapchat from my grandma in our family group. My grandma lives in Florida so she learned snapchat so all of the cousins could keep in touch with her. She sends us cute snaps every day. I opened the snap and it was clearly her sitting in my Aunt’s house (in Illinois) with my cousin in the background. I immediately wrote back “wait…are you in Chicago?!?!?!” and EVERYONE started changing the subject before I could even second guess it. Mother’s day was the next day so I convinced myself that she was surprising us at brunch so I should keep quiet. Grandma almost ruined it haha.
In the Uber ride I could sense some kind of nervous energy from my boyfriend but we were running a little late for our reservation so I just assumed he was nervous about that. Dinner was great but again, I know him so well and I could just feel some weird energy coming from him. We walk outside and he grabs my hand and says “I know you like surprises, so I got us a hotel room at the Hilton Chicago so we can have a nice night just like old times”. I used to work at another Hilton hotel, so I would get free nights and we would stay at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Ave for little staycations at the beginning of our relationship.
I immediately had so many questions running through my head, and then I really started to get suspicious and nervous. I also didn’t want to get my hopes up that he was going to propose, because if he didn’t I didn’t want to ruin a really great night. I was feeling soooo many emotions at once and I was trying my best to just be chill.
After a ten minute walk to the hotel, he checks us in and we head into the elevator. I ask him what floor we’re on and he smiles and says “that’s a surprise too” but I can see him push the button for the Executive Level (private floor with really nice rooms). And that’s when I kind of knew it was going to happen. The doors open and I was expecting to see a “will you marry me sign” or something, but there were just two random women sitting on the couch. For a second I thought, “Oh maybe I was wrong about all of this” but before I could even finish that thought he grabbed my hand and said “Before we go to our room there’s something I want to ask you” and I saw the box in his hand.
I absolutely LOST. IT.
I started crying immediately and kind of backing away from him just out of pure shock and elation. He tried to get down on one knee but I was freaking out so much that I didn’t give him a chance to fully get down LOL. He asked me to marry him standing up and I couldn’t even say yes because I was so cuaght up in the moment. The two random women were actually photographers that he hired to capture it all. We had a nice little moment for about half a minute before he started leading me to the room.
Before we walked in I saw the room was titled “Governer’s Suite” and I thought “how the hell did he get this room??!?!” and we walked in and I was greeted by 35 of our family members there to celebrate with us, including my grandma who flew in from Florida. They decorated the entire suite and had cupcakes and champagne for everyone. We stayed up until 4am enjoying every second, and then we got to stay in the two bedroom suite all by ourselves. My mom had arranged for an incredible breakfast to be delivered to our room for us in the morning.
It was 150% complete and utter BLISS. I am still so overwhelmed with happiness that I cannot think straight. It was hands down the best evening of my life. I am so thankful for my amazing fiance for pulling this off. He is usually pretty shy and stresses out easily, so I know that doing all of this was not easy for him. I am the luckiest girl in the World.
- This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by sevencitiesago. Reason: Typo