It’s Wedding Week here at casa FSL! Our 1 year wedding anniversary is Saturday! To celebrate, this week will be filled with all things weddings! To kick things off, I’m going to (re-post) share our engagement story.
We agreed that we were going to buy a house before we got engaged. We had put an offer in on a house (which the offer fell through eventually). He was dragging his feet a bit with the house as if he didn’t want to buy it anymore. It was exactly what we were looking for. I was
freeeeeaking out just a little nervous because I thought he suddenly was having second thoughts about us living together (it turns out, he was saving for a ring, not a down payment). I though he was second guessing our relationship, and inside I was frantically over-analyzing a little worried.
Thanksgiving day he and I ran a 5 mile race. That night, my mother, aunt, and I went “Midnight Madness” shopping until around 3:30AM. The next day was Black Friday, and I was completely exhausted. We went to his sister’s house for a birthday party which lasted into the evening. He told me to wear something nice in case we met our friends out for a drink. The birthday party lasted much longer than I had expected and I was beat. I never do this, but I told him I didn’t want to meet our friends out, I was too tired. He insisted, and said they were already on their way to the restaurant/bar (which was a 30 minute drive for us). I hate flaking out, so I agreed to go and have just one drink.
We were getting off of the exit, and he got a text message from our friend. He said “You’ve got to be kidding! You’re gonna kill me. They are blowing us off” (a staged text from his friend that was in on the surprise) I was so mad! He said not to worry, we’ll grab one drink at the first place we see off the exit, and then we’ll go home. Well we might as well, we did drive all the way out here.
We pulled into the parking lot, and I realized it was the place we went on our first date! I said “Hey! I thought this place closed down!” He said he thought so too. We walked in, he got us both a drink and we sat down on the couch in front of the fireplace way in the back (the same place we sat on our first date).
He’s usually very quiet, so when there was a dj there playing loud music, it didn’t bother me. He said it was too loud, and we wouldn’t be able to talk to each other without yelling. He asked the dj to lower the music and he requested “They way you look tonight” by Frank Sinatra (I love Frank Sinatra)
So he sits back down, and as he’s talking, he was pushing the coffee table away from him. He started to kneel down (I was NOT expecting this so I thought he was going to tie his shoe or something) and the next thing I knew, I looked down and he had a ring in his hand!!! I sat there in complete disbelief for a few seconds. I was worried for days that he was questioning the future of our relationship, and moving in together, and there he was on his knee with a ring! I started crying and said yes!
We later met my sister and her boyfriend out to celebrate!
That photo was taken about an hour after I said yes. I was cheezin so hard! Aint he cute?! Sorry ladies, he’s taken.
Here are a few of our engagement pictures. We took them at a local vineyard.
How did your fiance or husband pop the question?? If you aren’t married or engaged, how do you hope it will be?