- 10 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I am apologizing in advance for the uber long post but I’m just super excited about it all and had to share!
My now fiance 🙂 proposed on November 2, 2011. Due to the fact I am still in school and have 15 units this semester I haven’t had much time for anything wedding related quiet yet, and have been told I am not aloud to get really involved until christmas break haha. But I cannot wait anymore! I had to share 🙂 or at least do something besides google wedding dresses for hours 😉 bahaha. So I guess starting with posting my engagement would be a good place to start!
Me and my fiance have been together for four years as of November 1. For our anniversary this year we went to Moneteray and spent a lovely day going to the mission, then to the aquarium, then to dinner, and then to a beach. We have been talking about getting married and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together from very early on in our relationship so it was really just a matter of waiting until my SO thought it was a good time. (I am more of the spontaneous “there is no perfect time so lets just do it” kind of person and have been ready for this for 2 years, but my SO is more into the common sense side and wanted to make sure we could be done with school, have jobs, be able to save for a house, etc. which is one of the many reasons I love him but still it was a long wait! haha)
Anyways, on our anniversary trip I didn’t suspect anything because
A.) My family hadn’t been acting weird (which he told me he was going to ask my dad for permission, which would mean my mom would know, and therefore my whole family would know)
B.) He wasn’t acting weird
C.) We tend to do silly things for our anniversaries that include sunsets, beaches, and romantic places as a normal thing.
I suppose I suspected a little. He had been talking more about wedding related things recently but at dinner he asked our waiter where a good beach was and for him not having planned that out wasn’t something he seemed like he would do before he proposed. However, we went to that beach and it was beautiful. We brought a blanket to sit on and were watching the sun go down and then he got up and stood there smiling at me like he knew a secret. I kind of sat there smiling at him until it occurred to me I should probably stand up to because I think he is about to propose! So I stood up and he gave me a hug and then said “I have something to ask you.” and then he got onto one knee and grabbed both my hands. At which point I realized it really was happening. He gave me a little speech (beginning with “I know I am not the happiest person in the world to be around…and including things about how I really do make him happy and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me..) but the whole time I kept thinking “I really wish he would just ask already so I can say yes!!!” I wish I would have been able to really sit still and pay attention to his speech because it was so sweet and perfect but I just couldn’t help it! haha.
Anyone else have this issue? 🙂
But in the end I finally got to say yes. He didn’t have a ring because he had previously gotten me one the year before and told me he decided to just use that one and I could move it over to the correct finger instead of my middle one (which he was super excited about 🙂 ). I was a little disappointed but then I thought about it and it made sense since he needs to save his money for school and I absolutely love my ring, so moving it over just made sense. 🙂 So heres the ring:
I would love to see others rings/proposal stories too! 🙂