- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So, Bees, it finally happened!! Although it was not at all what I expected it to be…
We were supposed to be going to look at rings for the second time, however we both decided it was too beautiful outside to be spending time in shops. So we stopped to lie in the grass in our favourite park and we started talking about rings (we both wanted engagement rings), and how we had been discussing them for so long and we were both just ready to find the right ones and be done with the search. Well, the conversation turned into how we would allot our money in terms of the wedding, and since we are both students we started to realize how stressful it was going to be. It’s not that we didn’t realize this before, but he put things into perspective for me in terms of the type of people we are and how it might be a bit more overwhelming than we had imagined to plan and pay for the wedding mostly by ourselves. We then agreed that we would rather have something intimate (with immediate family) and sooner than we originally thought (late 2013).
We were talking really fervently about everything, and then there was a bit of silence and we were both just really happy. Then he moved closer to me, and on his knees in the middle of the park he asks “Will you marry me?” I couldn’t believe it! Of course I said yes! We were both so incredibly full of joy, no rings, no intense anticipation. The only thing is (and this is still very romantic in my mind) that we are keeping it a secret because we have decided to have a wedding out of town (but still within the province) with only immediate family. So we are going to do some research to find an officiant and a photographer who will come along with us and our families and then a couple of months prior (we are planning for August of next year) we’ll tell our immediate family what the plan is. We have very supportive immediate family who will be overjoyed for us, so the hope is that they don’t tell everyone – since we are going to ask that they keep it a secret as well at that point.
So, that’s that! I would really appreciate any advice anyone has on having an intimate wedding like this!