- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So SO and I have been talking about getting married for awhile, but the proposal was still a complete surprise to me! Here’e the story of our Pirate Themed proposal.
Last night, we had made plans to go to Charlies on Newbury Street for dinner to eat Prime Rib outside. We had made these plans weeks ago and I would be lying if I the thought of a proposal didn’t cross my mind, but I tried not to focus on it. We had an incredible meal and then we went to Justice of the Peace Licks for desert (since I had a free sunday there for my B-day). It was really good and the best part was the jazz band that was playing right outside. We were sitting off to ourselves a little bit and they started playing Treme’s Song from the HBO show Treme that we watch. It was really cool but I knew that nothing would probably happen there because SO is a pretty private person. We walked home and had the usual discussion about who’s turn it was to walk Youk, our dog (it was SO’s- but he was trying to make me do it- now I know why but at the time I was pretty much just ready to be home). He also told me that part of his plan hadn’t happened so not to expect an engagement. This totally got me because he has told me in the past he had plans to propose but was postponing them until part of his plan came together. So I was admittedly a little disappointed but totally convinced that this was not the night. When we got home, he asked me to pour him one of our homebrews so it could warm up a little (warming the beer helps more of the flavors come out) while he was out walking the dog. I thought this was a little weird (like why couldn’t he just poor the beer himself for goodness sake) but it’s not totally out of the norm so I didn’t really think much of it. I changed into PJs and was watching TV on the couch because he said he wanted to spend some time together. I almost ruined all his planning because all I wanted to do was read a little bit and go to bed, not stay up to watch TV (I may have said something like why do we have to hang out now, we’ve been hanging out all night and I’m tired- yep, I’m good like that). But I begrudgingly agreed to spend more time watching a show with him and was waiting in the living room when he got back with Youk.
When he came into the living room, he was holding the empty homebrew bottle (from a trappist ale- one of our “special” bottles) with a message sticking out of it. At this point I thought it was just a note saying something nice because of the timing being wrong again. But when I read the note, it was clearly not this. He had gone though a lot of work and it was “pirate” like writing on some older looking paper. The note read “To find the treasure ye seek just look in the spot where Pesky (our cat) sleeps.” So I immediately went to the tub because that is one of her favorite spots, but nothing was there. Then I went to the bedroom but I didn’t see anything besides my iPad that I had left on the bed for reading later. I looked a few other places and came back to the bedroom where SO took pity on me and told me to look under the covers since pirates buried treasure. Then I found the next “special” bottle with a note that read “Not all treasure is buried, X does not always mark the spot. If you still haven’t found it you should go ask SO.” And I turned around and he had the most beautiful vintage ring box from the 1930’s for me and he asked me to marry him. I’m pretty sure I just hugged him and cried a little and he may have had to prompt me to say “yes,” but obviously I did.
It was so cute and so “us.” I am so amazed by how much work he put into this. I love that he included Pesky in the proposal too (as she was a Christmas present to me from him a few years ago). I am also amazed that my mother kept the secret. Scott had called my Dad yesterday afternoon to ask for his blessing (which my Dad of course gave him saying he was already part of the family) and he had also spoken with my mother. I had called my mom yesterday afternoon since it was the first time I actually had a phone this weekand she was so good and didn’t give anything away! And how many people get to say they had a pirate themed proposal? I am so lucky!
Here are some poor quality cell phone shots. I will try to post better pics later.