- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but I’m a longtime lurker, first-time poster. I just got engaged last weekend to my boyfriend of over nine years, and I’m sooooo excited!!! We met in a random roommate sublet situation way back in 2002, and basically just stayed together ever since. We moved to the west coast together, then to another country together, and finally back to Massachusetts 3 years ago. Having met him at 19 years old, I feel like we’ve really “grown up” together, and I am SO EXCITED to marry him next summer by the ocean!
Proposal story: Last Sunday evening, FH took me to the park that juts out into the ocean across the street from our house, where we had already decided we’d get married next summer. We’ve had the ring since August, and waiting felt like torture, but life has been crazy lately so the proposal was put on hold. Anyways, we had champagne as we sat facing southward, with the Boston skyline backlit by the sunset 🙂 He said some of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard, read me something he’d written for me (he’s a writer), and then asked me to marry him. It was low-key and perfect 🙂 Then I went home and made all the requisite phone calls (big sis, father, best friend) before posting it on FB 😉
Anyways, I just wanted to say a big *THANK YOU* to the hive, because even though we’ve never actually talked, your posts have all been incredibly helpful during the waiting period, the ring-designing process (I designed my own), and a ton of other wedding-related issues…. hey, when you’ve been a Waiting Bee as long as I was, you plan a lot of stuff before you’re officially engaged 😉
I’m attaching some ring pics… fingers crossed that it works! It’s an unheated, untreated 1.53ct blue Ceylon sapphire from the Natural Sapphire Company, bezel-set in a platinum Edwardian-inspired mounting (also from the NSC, who I cannot recommend enough!), surrounded by Canadian diamonds. I always knew I wanted a sapphire because it’s my favorite color, the color of my eyes and his, it predates diamonds as the traditional e-ring choice, I’m not a fan of what African diamonds represent, etc etc etc… I’ll stop rambling now 😉
Looking forward to meeting all of you! Hope you like my sapphire! Any other sapphire brides want to share? Or any Mass brides? (I’m from the “CT Berkshires”, now living on the North Shore of MA 🙂 Not many of my friends live up here (all in Boston, or California, or other countries) so I haven’t had a chance to really gush!
…one last thing: hopefully I’ve posted in the correct place. I’m new, so if I violated any WB etiquette, please let me know!
~one happy New Bee