- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I’ve been a lurker and occasional poster for a while now and I’m so excited to dive on in to the Bee now because I’m engaged!!! 🙂
I had an inkling the proposal would happen soon so I didn’t expect it to be much of a surprise, but it totally was. I *thought* he might do it last weekend because we had planned a romantic weekend away at a lodge up in Canada, but at the last minute the lodge called us and said they had to cancel our reservation due to water damage. We scrambled and went to the adirondacks instead (which was beautiful). Evidently he had planned to propose up in Canada but when all our plans went awry at the last minute he never picked up the ring from the jeweler, so he didn’t bring it to ADK.
Fast forward a week to this past Friday. I was at work and he called me late in the afternoon and told me he was bringing me something and to meet him outside. I thought nothing of it and met him in the parking lot.
For background, my family had passed down my grandmother’s engagement ring to me and I had given it to him and said he could use the diamond and have it reset into a setting he picked out. I also mentioned that I would probably end up having another stone (probably a green amethyst because it’s a special stone to us as a couple) put into my grandma’s setting and wear it as a RHR.
So we met in the parking lot and he pulled out a ring. He immediately said “this isn’t an engagement ring” and i saw it was my grandma’s setting with a green amethyst in the center (it also has two side diamonds). It looked gorgeous and I was super excited that he had taken it upon himself to put this together. I was also pumped because this meant he’d definitely removed the diamond to put into another ring!
Unfortunately the jeweler had forgotten to re-size the ring, so it didn’t fit correctly and he needed to take it back to get it re0sized. I was still thrilled but evidently he felt bad. He had *just* picked up both that ring and my engagement ring from the jeweler and had my engagement ring in a box in his pocket. He wasn’t planning to propose to me just then but before he knew it he had started to do it!
He told me he was so excited to have me as his future and he loves me so much. He got on his knee right in the parking lot (haha) and proposed and pulled out the diamond ring. I was SO SURPRISED and kept saying “I’m so surprised, I can’t believe this is happening right now!” and he actually said “I’m really suprised this is happening right now too.” That made me laugh. It was super spontaneous and a big surprise. It may not have been how I ever pictured it but I couldn’t be happier. I ended up going back into my office to call my parents and told my co-workers that I just got engaged in the parking lot and everyone was like “WHAT?”
I’m so happy that I get to spend my life with this man, and I kept saying “I have two engagement rings, one for each hand!” Haha. He took the RHR back for re-sizing so I only have a pic of my real engagement ring (below). So excited!