- 3 years ago
Yesterday was our first date six years ago. My original plan was to pop the question on the weekend of Nov 13, the weekend I asked her to be my gf in 2008 when we were in college but I had close friends visiting from the UK (they relocated for work for a 2 year assignment) and they were leaving on the 7th, so I knew Nov 1 was the perfect date.<br />Oct 19, we lost a friend to a drunk driver in Newport Beach, CA and his funeral was on Oct 31st. I started asking myself if Nov 1st would be a “right” to proceed with. In the end, I knew that my friend wanted me to do it as planned, so I did.<br />I had my friends from the UK ask my gf if she wanted to hang out this weekend and gave her two options. Getta Villa or Huntington Library. I knew she would of chosen the Villa because the both of us have been wanting to go for quite some time. She bascailly picked her own proposal location.
On our way to Pacific Palisades, it started RAINING! Really? Luckily by the time we arrived, it had stopped but it was still very cold. We went to Shrine Lake first, about a mile from the Villa. <br />On our first date I took her to a corn made and our shoes got soaked in mud because it had just rained. Since it had just rained in LA, when we were walking around Shrine Lake, we stepped in mud! It was a great reminder of what happened on our first date.
We made our way to the Villa which is about a mile away, had a quick brunch at the cafe and started walking around and checking out exhibits. We ended at the infamous outter peristyle garden. <br />My friends told us to take a picture at the end of the long fountain/ bed of water. This was the planned location for it to go down. After we took a picture with one camera, I told them to take another one with my phone. This was the “secret code”.<br />
Getting down on one knee was tough as I am still recovering from a Mountain Bike accident from March 2014. Spitting out the words was even harder. My mine drew a blank after I took her hand and said,”Soooo I brought you here today because..”
- This topic was modified 3 years ago by Pantone032.