- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
After 5 years together, months of stalking Weddingbee, and a month of following the ‘waiting’ boards — I’m engaged!! 🙂 We’re going to NJ and NYC for Spring Break (and my birthday, which is Friday) so I was totally convinced that it would happen then. Obviously I was wrong, and he totally surprised me Saturday with the most perfect proposal ever! I’m sorry it’s so long – I tried to keep it short and sweet, but there are so many details!
I’d had a couple long, extremely stressful weeks and he knew I wanted to sleep in on Saturday. Our relationship is long distance (he goes to school back home and I’m 2 hours away) and he told me he would be working Saturday morning. So, I was shocked when my roommate knocked on my door at 10:30 and said, "Rise and shine! I think you might want to read this!" and handed me a note from him. The note told me that since we wouldn’t really get to celebrate my birthday on Friday (we’ll be flying and won’t get in until 10:30 PM or so) he wanted to give me something he knew I would enjoy. He’d scheduled massages for my roommate and I so I didn’t have to go alone (but really because she was helping him with his plan). So I got up, threw on clothes and we went to get massages! After my massage I was unsure if something else was coming – I was really hoping I’d be engaged by the end of the day, but I couldn’t tell if it was really just my birthday present! When we were leaving my roommate made up some story about having to stop at Dillons. I was a little disappointed because I figured that meant nothing else was coming. However, I later found out she was stalling because he wasn’t finished cooking for me and needed a few more minutes so he could have everything ready and leave!
When we got back to our house, I opened the door and saw rose petals leading to the kitchen/dining area and the table was set for 2 (so I could share with my roommate of course!) and my favorite food was sitting out – Chicken fettuccini alfredo! There was a rose and another note on my plate and the note said this was the last surprise – a birthday lunch! He said he was still at work, but was excited to hear about my massage. So, I was truly confused about who cooked the meal (partly because it was so good and I didn’t know if he could’ve made it!) When we’d finished eating my roommate said she needed to use the restroom and went upstairs. A few seconds later she was at the top of the stairs saying she’d found another note! This note said he had one more surprise and that now that I’d had a relaxing massage and a filling lunch, it was time to get ready! He gave me just over an hour so I hurried upstairs to get in the shower. My roommate had told me she had plans with her cousin for the afternoon, so I expected her to be gone. When I got out of the shower, someone (my roommate) had put a 4th note and rose petals on my bed. This one was a puzzle that I had to solve in order to find out where I was supossed to meet him! The answer to the puzzle was: "Meet me at the campanile!"
The campanile is a huge bell tower on campus that has a lot of historical significance. When I arrived at the campanile, I saw rose petals and 5 roses (for our 5 years together!) leading to a bench. When I picked up the last rose, he appeared and I got to see him for the first time that day! He said some really sweet stuff, but I’ll spare you the details! 🙂 Then he finally got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Afterwards, he had his accomplice (my roommate!) come down from where she was taking pictures. We took tons more pictures and called our families to let them know! (Although, they all knew and were just waiting for a phone call!) It was absolutely perfect and so much better than anything I could’ve ever imagined!!
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