- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
So I should start keeping track of these so I won’t forget[:
The talk about marriage started not too long after we started dating in April of 2011
And I put a stop to it, Danny knew on some level with the way I acted around the conversation that I clearly didn’t want to talk about marriage.
It wasn’t because I didn’t want to or was scared, I just thought about so many couples who are young like us, and rush into these things, someone had to pull the reings in. Since we were so much alike when it came to relationships, I thought I should be the one to force things to stay slow.
And January of 2013 almost two years later, I looked at him, and I remembered meeting him for the first time, and my life at that point was going in the wrong direction, and I remember thinking when the sun lit up his face the morning of the night we met that maybe this was what it was all meant for, but I put that thought aside, it wasn’t a story.
But boy let me tell you. Things that shouldn’t have fallen into place, Did.
I thought about our relationship, and how I kept talks about marriage and kids to a minimum.
But I sat him down and I decided it was time to talk about it.
Instead of bringing up proposing, I brought up ring shopping.
I asked where he saw us in 5 years and he told me he probably wouldn’t propose for another 2.
that’s when I cried, lol.
I told him I knew what he was thinking, that he thought I was scared of any commitment, and that I wasn’t, so I explained my reasons.
Well that was part of his reason for extending his proposal for another 2 years. The other part is that we’re not rich by any means, but I told him already set myself a realistic budget, and it didn’t need to be “right away” but we knew we wanted to spend our lives together, and I suggested that we go see at least what I would like.
So after a couple days we went out to jewelry stores to see what my preferences were.
Let me tell you.
Ring shopping is one of the best experiences, as a part of the proposal.
It’s alot of fun, and even though it’s traditonal for the man to pick out the ring, I would still recmomend doing it.
Honestly I thought I was the type of girl who wanted something either extremely unique, or really simple. All I knew was that I wanted encrusted instead of one big exhausting diamond
Every ring I tried on was a no. Before it even got past the knuckle. No.
Until I found MY ring[:
And no matter how many stores I went to after trying that ring on, no other ring was right.
When he saw it was the right one, told me he put the down payment on it, he told me he was going to make payments. Since his family is VERY traditional, I was suppossed to keep the fact that I knew about the ring a secret.
So when his mom came up with idea about a family “photo shoot” Danny told me in confidence that it was because she wanted pictures of our family seperately before the engagement, since it would be the last time they would be just a family themselves.
Which I completely understood[:
And I was thrilled.
After that Danny and I talked about the proposal every now and then for the next couple of months.
I only had a couple requests. Make sure I look great, make sure I get pictures, and most importantly make sure my family and his family were there. Also I wanted him to pick a place that was significant to us[:
So, being me XDD I imagined him taking me out on a little “date” with my family and his family hiding in the bushes or behind walls taking pictures.
That’s why I was surprised.
My mom came up in the middle of March. (she lives in Texas and I moved to Arkansas)
He told me that he was going to propose, but not until AFTER he got her blessing, then he would set up for her to come visit close to summer.
So while she was visiting, the day that we were supposed to go for the “shoot” they went for coffee that morning and came back, saying they “tried” to talk but didn’t have the chance, and I was consumed with dissapointment.
So with that dissapointment in mind we started to get ready for the family shoot, my mom and I went “girl” shopping just the day before, and she convinced me to get this pretty white dress, and she convinced me to do my nails and bought me nailpolish[:
I should have known something then lol
So we get to Petit Jean Mt.
The place Danny and I had one of our first dates<3
When we got to the base of the Mt. I thought, “A girl always knows when she’s about to be proposed to.”
I waved that thought aside, and didn’t think anything of it after that.
So we took pictures on the top of this Mt. It was a beautiful day, slightly windy, and they had us going all over the boulders on-top of the peak.
(Now mind you, mom and I are heels on this Mt) lmao
Their taking pictures of me and my mom, then Danny and his family, and then finally Danny and I<3
While his mom is taking pictures, she says, “ya’ll are boring, now giving us something we won’t forget.”
So Danny turns me in his arms and says. “I love you Baby Girl… you know it? And I can’t imagine my life without you…”
“So I have a question to ask you…”
I was blaise, up until that point, and it caught me off gaurd completely!<3
All I could say was “what?!”
And next thing you know, he’s down on one knee, and he pulls open this little silver box with the ring.
“Will you marry me?”
I almost fell off the Mt.
My heart does these weird palpitations, especially when I’m experiencing high emotion, and all I could think when black crept around my vision, was ‘Oh my gosh Lil, don’t pass out, breathe, and for the Love of God, say Yes!”
It felt like we were caught up in a personal bubble, in which time slowed down.
What felt like ages to get the words out, only took seconds on the camera.
But even he says he felt that too.
His family and my mom were in on the whole thing, and since before the night of our talk he had set the whole thing up haha.
And I had no clue, as usual when he surprises me<3
So I’m happily engaged[:
That was my story, and it was the best experience of my life, so far.