Thursday, August 25, 2011

the proposal... link up your proposal story or photo!

I was totally inspired by Natalie from Mommy of a Monster and Twins and her Down the Aisle link-up...
This time, I thought it would be fun to share your favorite photo(s) or
story from the day your husband (or fiance) proposed...

I know a lot of people may not have photos, but I would love to hear your story :)

the proposal


[This is also my first link party, so feel free to
let me know if something isn't working, etc] 

Here is our story.

WHEN: September 30, 2006
WHERE: Cathedral Labyrinth, New Harmony, IN

He totally caught me by surprise {even after 4 years of waiting}, and suggested we take a tour around New Harmony together before we had dinner with my family at the Red Geranium. We pulled up to the labyrinth, and I saw candles and rose petals lining the fountain and path...


I immediately assumed he was going to propose, but as we were walking up, he threw me for a loop and said "Happy Birthday, babe." {my birthday was 3 days later...}
He still laughs at the fact that my shoulders immediately dropped, and before I could even attempt to hide my utter despair that this was a birthday present (and not the proposal that I had been patiently waiting for), I let out a very surprised {and disappointed} "Oh."

To further hide my disappointment, I gave him a kiss and started meaningfully checking out all of the things on the fountain... The bouquet of flowers, the bottle of champagne {and flutes from Roz}.
When I turned back around, he was on one knee with tears in his eyes...
The rest is a complete blur, but I still remember the adrenaline pumping directly to my heart as reality set in... I think I was temporarily deaf, because I can't even remember what he said.
I just remember telling him to get up and kiss me!! :)

Ring Shot
What makes it even more special is that he used the diamond from one of my grandfather's rings to be the center stone! :) My grandfather passed away in 2003, so it was very sweet...

Of course, it turns out that he had this all planned for months and kept it a secret from me {which is nearly impossible for him to do, since he can't even buy me a gift without blabbing to me what it is within hours of purchase!}
My sister-in-law, Amanda and my mom were both in on it... My bestie, Roz was in on it...
Okay, everyone knew except me-- which is usually how it should be, but I can be the ultimate detective.


How about YOU?
Did you know before he proposed? If so, when did you know?
Feel free to share your perfect proposal story!

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11 comments:

Karen said...

Such a sweet post! Very romantic :)

Amanda Joy said...

I knew it was going to happen at some point, but I was completely taken by surprise the day it happened.

I am glad you were our featureed blog on the blog hop:)

Amanda Joy
www.joyinthejumble.com

Tiffany said...

Aw, this is so sweet! I love it! It's certainly a day that we never forget.

Tatiana said...

This is SO sweet! Love reading about how other people got engaged :-)

Natalie said...

What a great engagement story and linky! I am hoping to link up later. LOL I had the same feeling of disappointment for mine too b/c I thought it was just an anniversary night...not engagement night. LOL he tricked me!

stephanie said...

so sweet! and so romantic! love it

LaynahRose said...

Awww! So clever to do it around your birthday haha. That's so sweet, proposal stories are my favorite!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous ring and I love the sentimental value in it :)

Kristen said...

So sweet!!! Love the meaning of the ring. :)

Cami said...

AWW this is so cute - made me smile :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Patrice said...

So sweet! What a fun little link party, thanks for hosting.