- Mr. Coffee
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
With my first week on the bee coming to a close… I thought we could end with Miss Coffee’s Proposal Day! As you may have read in my prior post; it took me 3 months to plan, prepare and organize her proposal day! Here are the pictures and video:
After putting much thought into it, I decided to send Miss Coffee on a small mini adventure through our Chicago neighborhood. My plan was to have her visit some of her favorite places; only to end, with my placing the ring on her finger.
So 3 months prior to the proposal day, I contacted a local stationary store called Paperboy. The ladies at Paperboy helped turn my idea into a reality; the idea, to create personalized post cards. These cards would be used to help Miss Coffee go from one location to the next.
On the morning of the Miss Coffee’s proposal day; she awoke to her first card laying next her.
Which directed her to the next card: This was waiting at the coffee maker 🙂
The above card informed Miss Coffee that she would play a game of hide and seek. I was hiding somewhere in our neighborhood; the cards collected would help her locate me. The card went on to say that she should jump in the shower and get ready for the day. Then at exactly 10:45am (and only at that time) Miss Coffee could go to our mailbox.
Once at the mail box, Miss Coffee located the 3rd card which instructed her to take a nice morning walk; her next card was waiting for her at Paper Boy.
Behind the card was Miss Coffee’s MP3 player; which I had pre-loaded a special playlist, fully loaded with songs that reminded me of her and our love 🙂
Once at Paper Boy; Miss Coffee was greeted by the ladies who helped create her cards. Miss Coffee loves this store, so I thought it would be fitting to have her stop by. The card asked her to take a picture with the ladies at Paper and then move on to the next location…
Miss Coffee’s next card was waiting at her favorite boutique along with all the employee’s (including the owner). The Card informed Miss Coffee that she was there to pick out a new dress, shoes, necklace… anything she wanted. Before she left, Miss Coffee was instructed to take a picture with all the girls; after which, she was given the next card.
The next stop on Miss Coffee’s adventure sent her to Nails.com (her favorite nails salon). Once there, she was greeted by her friend and neighbor (Jamie) who gave Miss Coffee her next card. She was there to have a full mani & pedi… which also came with a bottle of Champaign.
When all was said and done… Miss Coffee received the final card. Which included an anagram puzzle. Miss Coffee had to use all prior cards to solve the puzzle… which would tell her what the final destination would be.
Miss Coffee finished the riddle and headed to the final destination which was a wonderful restaurant Miss Coffee and I enjoy called La Creperie! Once she arrived the owner walked Miss Coffee to their pretty garden patio in the back. On the table was a very funny picture of Miss Coffee & me… one of my favorites.
The waitress handed Miss Coffee a scroll I had that had a personal letter from me to her… confessing my love.
Just as Miss Coffee finished the letter… she began to hear music coming from behind her. What Miss Coffee didn’t know was following:
3 months prior to this day; I wrote lyrics to a song, again confessing my love for Miss Coffee. My friend and neighbor (Chris) is an excellent guitarist. So he was more than happy to write a score to my lyrics. After weeks of practicing on and off… the day was finally here. I have placed a link to the video of me singing to Miss Coffee below: 🙂
This is the picture of Miss Coffee and me directly after placing the ring on her finger.
After the saying thanks a quick toast with our friends and neighbors (Chris & Jamie) and saying our goodbyes… Miss Coffee quickly realized her Proposal day was not yet over!
Before she knew it, Miss Coffee was in a car and I was driving her to a secret location. After a short drive up to Wisconsin, Mrs Coffee and I arrived at the Pickwick Inn! It’s a cute Bed and Breakfast… a place I thought Miss Coffee would enjoy spending the night at.
This is was our room:
That night I drove Miss Coffee to Lake Geneva for a romantic dinner at The Baker House. It’s basically an old estate built in the turn of the century… and SHE LOVED IT! The owners gave us a personal tour of the house and let us pick our own period hats 🙂
The next morning as we drove back down to the city… I had one last stop for Miss Bonnie. We are originally from Michigan and one of her favorite thing to do is… get apple cider and apple pie at cider mills. SO I FOUND ONE TO STOP AT 🙂
We took one last picture in front of the Pickwick Inn and heading to the cider mill
So that’s it ladies… I hope you enjoyed seeing Miss Coffee’s proposal day!!!