- 4 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015 - Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL
I’m a new-bee and realized after about a week of posting fun stuff, that this prob should have been my initial introduction to the group! 🙂
We’re engaged! My new finance and I dated for 7.5 years before he proposed.
We were on our annual vacation (we take the same one every year). On the way home, he had me drive and was providing me with directions on a “short cut”. The directions took us to my favorite resort. (He cleverly distracted me when any telling signs appeared on the road) I was super happy and excited – but didn’t think much of it in terms of a proposal or anything because he tends to do sweet things like this. He had already booked a room and a reservation at my favorite restaurant.
Before dinner, we decided to go for a walk around the resort. We stood on a lakeside dock watching a sunset. He started saying a lot of very sweet and personal things (again, not out of the ordinary for him) and then – he dropped to one knee and asked! I was in COMPLETE shock. I honestly thought we were still a couple of years off from an engagement.
The ring is beautiful and he chose a center stone to have the same carat size as our anniversary date (in January)! I had no say in the ring (we never really talked about things like that) and he chose one that is very fitting for my taste/style.
To top it off, he ran into a photographer at the resort while he was checking us in, and told him about his plans. The photog set up across the lake and captured candid pictures of the propsal. It was honestly the single best moment of my life.