- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2017
My now-FI and I celebrated six years of dating on Saturday the 9th. As luck would have it, they called for snow where we live (Philly) and of course, we got it.
We originally had plans to spend the day at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA before making our way downtown for a 6:30 rez at Talula’s Garden.
After being super concerned with his outfit (which should have been the second dead giveaway after he was upset about it snowing), he decided he wanted head downtown for lunch instead and then take me shopping.
The lunch part was fine, but the snow kept turning into rain and vice versa, so we kept ducking into shops to dry off. During all this, he decided to take me up to the new observation deck at One Liberty Place, which is on the 57th floor of a high-rise. When we walked in, they were selling reduced-price tickets because the visibility was so poor.
I was still happy to go up, but he was like, no, let’s go down to my office and I can show you from there (on 37th floor of the same building). Well, he forgot his key fob to access that part of the building, so that was out, and we turn around and walk back to the observation deck. By the time we get back there, the manager had decided to close up for the day due to the weather.
After that, we decided to head over to Talula’s for the reservation. The first table they gave us was situated near the bar and in a crowded area, so he asked if they could give us a different table…. Which they did, but this one was smaller and tucked into the corner. Poor guy just couldn’t win.
He ordered an expensive bottle of champagne and I think that was when it hit me… It might be happening here! Sure enough, after a fantastic meal and while waiting for dessert, he begins reminiscing about our relationship.
I didn’t initially realize it was his proposal speech, because he started off by talking about the times when we were so broke when we just moved to Philadelphia, and how back then we ate a lot of Hamburger Helper, scalloped potatoes, crap like that. Which just made me lol because who throws HH into their proposal. Then when he told me he could not have made it through law school and the bar without me and appreciated how I had stuck by him, I was suddenly just like, oh shit.
Even after going ring shopping with him and overhearing him speaking to his dad about how he was thinking of asking on our six-year anniversary a few weeks ago, NOTHING could prepare me for the moment he told me he wanted to be by my side for the rest of his life and asked me to marry him. I still cried like hell. He had to recap the speech for me later on in the night; I tried so hard to remember the words but I forgot pretty quickly!
I later found out plan #1 was to propose at Longwood Gardens, plan #2 was at the observation deck, and the restaurant was the last plan. He was prepared thanks to the damn storm!
Doesn’t matter, it was still the best day ever.
Here is my beauty!!!
And here is my man with some tasty cheese.