Well if you haven't heard, WE'RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!
This weekend was absolutely perfect, more than I ever could've wished for, and a complete surprise! Thomas did an amazing job making it a day I'll never forget. And more importantly I am so excited to be marrying the man of my dreams and starting our life together.
But now for the part you're all here for; the details.
[warning: there's a lot of words + pictures]
My friend Deanna (who is also getting married next year) had planned to come up that day and look for places to take her engagement pictures (I'm taking them for her where I live) so of course I thought nothing of it. We had plans to get our nails done, grab lunch and look for places to take the pictures.
She showed up to my house an hour early and I had to rush to get ready. Once I was ready we were off to get our nails done. And there I am still clueless of the days' events. Go figure.
We then attempted to head out to The Cone Manor, as a possible engagement picture location. After driving on a one lane, dirt/muddy road for about 20 minutes...sliding on the road...and losing service we never made it to the manor house. We decided to head over to the Parkway to an overlook near my house that she had "heard" about. All day Deanna kept calm and never gave away what was waiting for me.
Little did I know earlier that day Thomas had drove the four hours up (keep in mind we are in a LDR and he lives in another state) here, and arranged the whole day's plans . Meeting up with Deanna to show her where to bring me, and then while we were out and about on our adventure he went to my parents to tell them this was the official day that he was going to propose (he had asked my dad for permission previously).
It had been raining and foggy all day, but when we showed up to the overlook on the Parkway, the rain had stopped and the fog just barely covered the mountains in the distance. Breathtaking. God's timing couldn't have been more perfect.
And there was Thomas, (a complete shock to me; remember the different states thing), flowers in hand. Beside him was the umbrella on the ground, which read "Come rain or shine I will always love you! Will YOU Marry Me?"
Walking over to him I was smiling from ear to ear and shaking like crazy. The moment I had dreamed of all my life was happening. It was a dream come true. He handed me the most beautiful flowers, got down on one knee, and pulled out the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen and asked, "Will you marry me?"
|unfortunately the quality of this picture won't allow me to make it any bigger, but it has his face|
It's safe to say I SAID YES!
Or the ending to this post would've been really awkward!!
I am so so lucky to not only have this man in my life but two amazing, loving families behind us to support us on this adventure.
I am also thankful for my sweet friend Deanna who had a hand in all this and gave me the cutest "Bride-to-Be" gift basket.
|Hello new Monogram *insert endless heart eyes*|
Now to put all those hours I've spent on Pinterest to use! Let the planning begin!
I am beyond excited to start building a life with man of my dreams.
PLEASE send me any posts you written/read on planning a wedding, tips + anything else you think I'd find useful.
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