Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I'm Engaged!!!!

This past Thanksgiving (exactly two Saturdays ago) the bf (now fiance) and I got engaged!!! It was really special and completely unexpected and I can't stop thinking about it. Who knew that getting engaged would be so much fun? I am still being asked about the proposal and congratulated daily and the whole thing feels surreal! Needless to say I am soaking it all in and enjoying the engagement phase. 

If you recall, I posted (well ranted) about the whole engagement/marriage thing a while back. Click here. Well, I guess that's all over now since no one can now ask me why we arent' engaged.

So there's a brief summary of what happened ... I usually go spinning on Saturdays at 1:30 but ended up going for 3pm since I had not finished my errands/prepping for our Thanksgiving dinner. I found it slightly odd that the bf kept saying it's important I work out and that I should make sure I go spinning ... so I went. I came home (all sweaty and in my workout clothes) and he mentioned that there was a problem with one of our blinds. Since the blind had been an issue in the past I had no reason to suspect anything. Being all nice (as usual) I went straight to the blinds to check it out instead of hopping into the shower. I pulled them up slowly and there was a "will you marry me" sign taped on the window lol! I was shocked and couldn't believe what was happening and may or may not have begun to cry/shake right away. Before I turned around to say anything, he took my hands, said a speech and asked me to marry him. What he said was absolutely touching and a true reflection of our relationship and us as a couple.  It was exactly how I had imagined our engagement would be - private and a surprise. He even videotaped the whole thing so that we can both look back at it (bonus points for him!). Two funny things that happened was that early on into his speech I asked him to slow down since I was still in shock and was worried I wouldn't remember what he was saying. I also gave him the wrong hand at first but realized in time for him to slip the ring on my left hand. That evening we ended up going out for a lovely dinner and stroll through the neighbourhood where we first met and spent a lot of time together early in our relationshiop. It was lovely :) ... Oh, and I am also completely in love with the solitaire ring that the fiance designed from start to finish just for me! It just sparkles and has so much meaning for both of us. 

So there you have it. After 6 years of dating we are engaged!!! It feels right and I couldn't be happier. I know in my heart that I have a really special guy who is kind-hearted, generous and funny. Most of all he is my best friend. We both can't wait to get married and want to get hitched asap lol! We haven't had a minute to sit down and discuss any of the logistics around the wedding but we have a mutual understanding that it will be small and intimate, and likely this summer. 

Both the fiance (his new blog name) and I are enjoying the engagement phase! We have spent the past week or so telling those important to us about our new commitment. My soon to be HUSBAND and I have even booked engagement photos so we can get those fall colours while they still last!

So, I guess it goes without saying that I'll be keeping you all informed about the ins and outs of my wedding planning on the blog. I am super excited to share this special and exciting time with you all :) 



Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Bola, how magical! Congratulations to you both! This is such an amazing time, enjoy every minute of it! Much love xoxox

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Shybiker said...

Holy cow! Congratulations. Savor this wonderful time in your life. Thank you for sharing the charming story.

Jessica Jane said...

Congrats! Join the club, the best club to be apart of!

Kristin said...

That's such a sweet proposal story. I love that he was able to surprise you in such an adorable and sneaky way! I also love that the pastry photo from Seanna's wedding made it into your proposal. That's pretty much the greatest picture ever!

The ring is so beautiful and timeless. The fiance clearly has excellent taste.

Congratulations and I hope you'll share some (or all!) of your wedding plans or ideas on the blog.

Melanie Liliana said...

Congratulations on your engagement!! I saw the subject line and got super excited for you since I remember reading your rant haha Such a cute way he did it too :)

Have an amazing time planning!!


Bola said...

Thanks everyone!!! We are both very excited and I am happy that you're all interested in hearing about my wedding planning

Kristin: I know, I'd mentioned that to him but forgot to tell Seanna! Love those pics :)

Freya Lily said...

Congrats!!!! That's such a cute story too!