- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My V-Day gift was a cruise in May…so on Monday as we arrived on the ship and entered our stateroom, I opened the door and saw a plate full of chocolate covered strawberries…I was so excited that he even went the romantic route and did that – I turned & gave him a huge hug. THEN he looks at me funny and says “And??”” So I turn again & see there are a dozen red roses and a bottle of champagne ready for us. Silly me gave him all that excitement for some chocolate covered berries LOL…but he did get extra hugs for all of it. (There were also arrangements for a bottle of red wine for the cabin and also for our formal dinner). We had decided that we would choose our formal dinner the 2nd night of the cruise and take pictures before we ate dinner (so my makeup wouldn’t be ruined). As I was getting dressed, I asked him which earrings would go better with the dress – to my surprise he had me go back & forth between earring choices (I didn’t even think it was weird he did this even though he would always help if asked but never spent that much time with a choice) Little did I know there was a method for his madness with the earrings – LOL.
As we are walking down the halls to get to the photo locations, I’m reminded of a few fellow bees that had proposed to their man and ask him if I proposed would he accept? He said NO – because he is supposed to do it – oh well. We get our pictures taken (we have never had professional photos taken together so we were both excited) It was at this exact time, I realized there would be no chance of a proposal because my man’s romantic meter was almost at full and I started to relax and just be me…we go to dinner and it felt like we were the only 2 in the place UNTIL a family of about 6 (2 parents & (4) late teen to 20 something BOYS come in). SO starts looking extremely annoyed and asks our sweet waiter for us to move “away from all the noise”, so we pack up out food and our bottle of red wine and move behind a wall facing the now black ocean and we….finish eating, I asked if we could walk the deck and enjoy some of the sea air. Of course he said yes J
By this time, we have polished off an entire bottle & a half of red wine and I get a little silly and tell him I’m in love with him and this is so romantic…I get down on one knee in my pretty dress and ask him “Will you marry me?” & he responds with “WHERE IS MY RING”, and with that, I get up and laugh…he then says, do want me to do it? I’m looking at him and in my head says, he needs to not play with my emotions, so in like seconds, he is down on one knee and asks me to marry him, I’m JUST about to give him the same smart ass remark he gave me UNTIL he actually pulls out a ring and I’m for the first time in 6 years – SPEECHLESS! (According to him) I start crying and I let him put a ring on it (THANK YOU BEYONCE) then I asked him, if I said yes?? He assured me that I did…he also said that the act of making me his ex-girlfriend (we still chuckle at the Fiance word) took too long & that he should have done it a LONG time ago…