- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
My fiance proposed over a month ago, but I figured I would still put the story up here! We had gone ring shopping together and I knew he had talked to my parents in June, but he had kept telling me that it wouldn’t be until after my good friend’s wedding that I was a bridesmaid in on August 13th. I totally believed him because I thought he wouldn’t propose right before their wedding and I was moving down to California just a few weeks before.
Then the first week of August came around and my fiance was like “lets go out for a nice dinner Saturday night because you have a busy week and it will be a nice reward/something to look forward to” I was so naive and even tried to convince him to order in chinese food! I ended up finally cooperating and getting dressed up. But then before we left my apartment he had me put on a blindfold. I was suspicious, but he likes to play around so I wasn’t completely convinced he was going to propose. It was after all a week before the date he said he was going to propose after.
I got in the car and he had all of our songs playing as we drove in the car. We finally stopped and got out of the car (still blindfolded) and started walking I could feel the sand between my toes, but we live within 20 minutes of 4 beaches so that didn’t help much. Finally we stopped and he took off my blindfold and we were at the beach where we had our first kiss at sunset.
His twin and one of our good friends had come early and set up blankets and a picnic. He opened a bottle of wine and we talked a little and tried to eat some of the food he packed, but by this time my stomach was all in butterflies because I was thinking “OMG! HE IS PROPOSING! THIS IS IT!!” He had picked out a bible verse (Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12) and we prayed together. Then he played me three songs on his guitar. One was Tyrone Wells – Running Around In My Dreams another was the acoustic version of Taio Cruz – Falling In Love.
He then had us stand up and said many sweet things and then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said yes of course!! Then after we had some time to ourselves his twin and two of my girlfriends popped up out of the bushes and they had been taking pictures the whole time! Then our parents stood up further up the hill!! It was such a great surprise for them all to be there! He had coordinated with both of our parents to be there. Mine came all the way down from Oregon and his came down 5 hours from Sacramento. It was so great and I was so happy that both of our families got to be there! We then went out to a wonderful celebratory dinner at the restaurant where we were going to go on a date originally! 🙂
Ok sorry that was super long, but I couldn’t leave out any details!!! Onto the pictures
The scene when he took my blindfold off
Walking along the beach
I couldn’t stop smiling and crying happy tears when he was singing to me!!
Getting down on one knee to ask me to marry him!!
I love this picture of him with my parents in the background!
Us with our parents 🙂
And some pictures of my ring!!