- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
My fiance Chris & I had been dating 6 years and on our 6.5 anniversary which fell on a Friday long weekend, after work he surprised me with a phone call telling me to get ready as he booked a hotel the night at The Hilton hotel with massages & dinner bc of the hard work I’d been doing (working lots of OT) he told me to be ready by 6pm. This makes me automatically get butterflies & I just knew he was going to propose. I go home do my make up & tell my mum this is it, this is the last time I’m doing my make up as a single person- my mum tells me to shut up & don’t ruin anything! I call my best friend, inform her the days events- she says ” yep his going to propose” & then I get nervous, excited, scared, happy, yet reserved as I didn’t want to get my hopes up- but I knew in the six & a half years I’d never felt this feeling before.
6pm comes and goes- 8pm comes & goes at this point I’m getting frustrated. I call him & he tells me he has his cousin who stopped by his house for a visit. I am so tired of waiting I fall asleep on my couch & wake up @ 10.30pm & he is still not at my house- I call him again @ this point angry he tells me his on his way.
He arrives inside my house calm, I’m observing him like a hawk, is he nervous, does he look sick?, does he have a funny shaped object in his pocket ? No nothing. Then I say to myself Julie you wish his not got anything up his sleeve.
we arrive @ the beautiful hotel. Go up to our room & as I walk in the first thing I see is a massive balloon with ” happy anniversary” written on it, then as I walk down the hallway & see the bed it has all rose petals covered with I love you spelt out. I am shocked at this point. He also told me he purposly requested the 22nd floor facing the crown casino & yarra river as he knows I love the fire display from the casino. At this point I realize how lucky I really am to be with Chris. He then tells me he needs to use the restroom & heads to the bathroom, in this moment as I’m standing at the window looking at the view I realise the radio is purposly put on the ” love song dedication” ChanNel, as soon as I realized that I see Chris open the bathroom door and walk out with a teddy bear holding a diamond ring with big balloons attached.
The first thing I say is “OMG your going to propose to me- I knew it!” he smiles I then say ” omg I need to sit down” bc my legs @ this point turned to jelly. He then got down on one knee and looked @ me so innocently- I felt like I was starring into his soul, he asked me with his shackingly voice ” will you marry me?” I had my hands clasped to my chest & said yes! He grabbed my hand & put on the ring. I was giggling, I always thought I would cry bc I watch those shows & tear up but in real life I didn’t I was just full of joy, Chris however did shed some tears.
After that right on 11.50pm the doorbell rang & room service delivered chocolate cakes and fruits with cards from my mother in law & sister inlaws welcoming me to the family.
I then was told by Chris the reason why he was late was bc he had his sisters go to the hotel room and decorate the bedroom, & they left there late. Mind you I didn’t sleep a wink that night- just constantly looking at my hand.