- 7 years ago
yes i have been on weddingbee for several months now, yes i am getting married in less than one month, and yes i have been engaged for over a year and a half….but i never got to post my proposal story on weddingbee because i only discovered the hive about a year after i got engaged! believe me i wish i found you all sooner, i probably would have made some significant wedding decisions very differently than i did at the time!
anyway, here is MY proposal story that i never get tired of telling and it is STILL one of the happiest nights of my life 🙂
Well, long before we even looked at rings, Fiance asked me how I wanted him to propose. I said I just wanted it to be a good story to tell and to be surprised. Secretly, I dreamt of getting engaged on a beach too but I didn’t tell him that part! Ok, so Fiance and I went out for dinner for my bday on the friday night of labor day weekend 2009 to our favorite Italian restaurant. Something about what he wrote in my birthday card (“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you”) and the whole feeling of the night led me to believe it was going to happen that night. After dinner, rather than going straight to the car, he even suggested that we go for a walk by the nice little fountain outside. I started to get really nervous and thought OMG, its going to happen, how do I look, I want to remember everything! Well, it didn’t happen! In fact the only thing that happened was Fiance asking why I am looking at him so funny.
On saturday, we went camping for two nights by our favorite beach. We had spent the whole summer tanning, swimming, and BBQing at this beach so it had become one of our favorite “us” spots. First night was fun and typical. Sunday comes, Fiance says he will go home to feed the cats and get us more food. He insists I stay at the camp ground and relax. I am happy to comply since I have Harry Potter #6 with me. So he comes back and it gets dark out. He says let’s go walk to the beach and have some wine and chill. I say sure!
Earlier in the day, we had been on the topic of getting engaged (my doing, I am sure!) and I am wondering if it is ever going to happen. I try to get him to tell me if he has at least “gone shopping”. Something he said led me to believe he had truly NOT bought the ring and I was a bit disappointed.
At night, we head off the beach. As we plop onto the blanket on the sand I cannot reisist saying “See, this would be a PERFECT setting!” As per our convo from that afternoon about WHEN are going to get engaged already. He ignored me, and I let it go…… He tells me to pick a song from his Ipod to play. I pick Avril Lavigne “Skater Boy”. I didn’t know what was coming, so forgive me!
Next he says “do you want some chocolates?” and i was like “sure” but was thinking “I don’t remember you packing chocolates, how cute”, okay, here it is – he then reaches into his bag and hands me a Kay Jewelers bag!!!! And i am like, ummmm, what is this?? I look in the bag and there is a RING BOX! The rest is a bit hazy. He said something really cute like how much he loves me and he wants to be with me forever etc etc. And then he asks me to marry him. I am still stumbling over my words and thinking I can’t believe this is REALLY happening NOW! Somehow I manage to sputter out a yes. I then insist he puts the ring on my finger so he does. and that’s our story – he surprised me, it is a good story to tell AND it was on a beach, i think he gets a 10 + 100 out of 10!!!!!!
here is the beach in daylight: