Eat Drink & Be Mary: He Put A Ring On It!

12.08.2014

He Put A Ring On It!

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]




12.06.14: 
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).  





The Proposal:  

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!!





The Ring:




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.  


 
 
 Say hello to this month's sponsor, Lindsey!

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93 comments:

  1. Yay!! Congratulations!

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  2. This is the perfect proposal!! So excited for you!!!

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  3. That is such a cute proposal! God bless you on such a wonderful day :)

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  4. Oh wow, how perfect!!! I am SO SO SO happy for you, Mary!! (Was I the only one hoping it would happen this winter??) And also excited about all the posts I know are sure to come in your planning process! ;D <3

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  5. Congratulations!! What a sweet proposal, so creative and unique! and he made sure you had your nails done what a fabulous husband-to-be :)

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  6. This makes my heart so happy! I cannot wait to see/hear all about your planning. God is so good to ya'll!

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  7. Congrats, lady! engagement time is the best time ever!!!! Let me know any questions you have, I was a bride in 2013!!!

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  8. Aww I love every bit of it! Congrats girl!! You will make a beautiful bride! All of these Gamma girls getting married, I don't know what to do with myself!!!

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  9. Congratulations love!! This is such an exciting post :) I'm so happy for you two

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.blogspot.com

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  10. Congratulations!
    Your fiancé was so clever with the umbrella idea! The location looks beautiful also!
    Oh, that ring is to die for! So gorgeous! He did good, he definitely did good! haha:)
    Many blessings to you and your new fiancé!

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  11. I love this post, congratulations! The umbrella, the ring.... such a wonderful idea, so beautiful.

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  12. Such a sweet proposal! Congrats to you both!!

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  13. So happy for you! What a sweet, sweet proposal!!!

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  14. Congratulations! That is SUCH an adorable idea with the umbrella. Gorgeous ring as well!

    Sarah
    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  15. SO EXCITED AND SO PERFECT! I'm so happy for you! I remember when it cleared up for like an hour and I was like.... that's odd. Ah! Congratulations!

    Xo Corbin Tate
    Classy South Blog

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  16. Congratulations! What a sweet story and OMG that backdrop?! Those clouds look like you're on another planet! Gorgeous! The ring is pretty too! Good luck with planning! I've got a year to go until my wedding and I'm already having anxiety laden "I forgot my dress" dreams! lol.


    Cynthia
    www.sensiblysharp.com

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  17. oh congratulations!! the pictures are fantastic!!

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  18. OH MY GOSH!!!!!! TOO precious for words! !Congrats pretty lady! Now you can join the Wedding Bloggers community! Welcome!

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  19. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! What a sweet way to propose, and your ring is stunning!

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  20. Awww!!! So sweet! Congratulations!! That's the best early Christmas present EVER! lol! I love that he had your friend in on it the whole time! haha!

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  21. Congratulations!! This was such a cute way of going about things. I love that you had no idea..adds that extra spark!

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  22. Congratulations congratulations congratulations! I'm just so happy for you!

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  23. Congrats girl?! So happy for you! That ring is gorgeous!!

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  24. Congratulations! Such a cute story - he did a great job :)

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  25. Congratulations Mary!! So happy for you two!!

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  26. Congratulations Mary!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  27. AHHHHH HOW EXCITING!! And what a creative future hubby you have there. Congratulations!!!

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  28. I'm so happy for you! That ring is gorgeous!

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  29. CONGRATS!!! So happy for you Mary, you're going to make a beautiful bride! Can't wait to see all of your pinterest visions come to life :)

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  30. Oh my goodness!!!! How exciting!!! Congrats!!! And yes, let the planning begin! Good luck!!!

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  31. Aww how sweet is that!!! It seriously gave me shivers!! Congrats, girl!! Your ring is gorgeous!

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  32. YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Congrats, I am SO happy for you!!!! Woooohoooo! I love this story too, such a sweet surprise!

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  33. AHHHHHHH! Yay! I've been waiting for this post since I starte following you! Soooooooo sweet. Congratulations!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  34. Amanda {Tickled Pink}December 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! Such a sweet memory too!!!

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  35. YAYAYAAYYYY!!!! recently I saw you ultra-pinning weddings and was like... hmmmm. now you can ultra-pin weddings for a reason! me and my pinterest feed gladly welcome that. <3

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  36. CONGRATS!!!! So exciting. I have some wedding posts up on my blog in the wedding category with my own regrets - http://www.notesfromanewlywed.com/category/wedding/. Also, Cassie from Sage had a great post with tips for the registry!

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  37. SO unbelievably happy for you Mary!! What a wonderful day and BEYOND gorgeous ring!! I cannot wait to read all your future posts about your wedding planning!!

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  38. Alesha @ Full Time MamaDecember 8, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    SO happy for you Mary! The planning is fun, but nothing is better than being married (finally!) to the man of your dreams!

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  39. ahhh!! so excited for you!! biggest tip i can give is don't wait to book the venue! we almost didn't get ours as it was the last date available and that was over a year away! it's better to get the big stuff booked and the details later. Congrats lady!!

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  40. HOLY COW look at that ring!! Congratulations Mary!!! So beyond happy and excited for you to live out your fairy tale ending :) I'm sure it's also nice to know that those hundreds of hours on Pinterest didn't go to waste ;) Happy wedding planning!!!

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  41. Girl, I'm not going to lie... I bawlled like a baby reading this post. It's so beautiful! I can tell that God has designed you both specifically for each other, and I know he is going to continue to pour out his blessings on this precious relationship! You both are in my prayers and I can't wait to hear about the wedding plans! Oh, and one more thing, CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

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  42. congratulations!! your ring is GORGEOUS!! can't wait to follow along as you plan your wedding :)

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  43. So very happy for you too! I pray that God blesses you and your new hubbie! Congrats!

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  44. How freakin' cute! Congratulations.

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  45. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting!!!! <3 <3 <#

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  46. HOW AM I JUST SEEING THIS NOW???? So happy for you! Congrats!

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  47. Congrats! Being engaged is a awesome time. Here comes wedding planning!

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  48. Congratulations!! What a great way to propose! Love that you got your nails done before hehe :)

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  49. One word: HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLA!

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  50. Congratulations! Adorable proposal and gorgeous ring. Enjoy wedding planning!!

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  51. Aw thank you! He was definitely sent to me by God, and I'm thankful for that everyday.

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  52. Thanks girl! So far I'm having a blast planning.

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  53. He knew that I really wanted to have them done beforehand so they'd be ready when I'd be showing off my ring, and arranged for me to go with my friend first. So sweet.

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  54. Thank you thank you!! I'm over the moon :)

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  55. Thank you!! We are still so excited. I thank God everyday for him.

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  56. I'm in love with my ring; he couldn't have picked a more perfect one! Wedding planning is a blast so far!

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  57. What's funny is the reason he picked where he asked was the location and the scenery behind him. Yet my friend got the back of me and the parking lot instead of what was behind us, oh well. :) I wish I could've seen my face; I was in complete shock!

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  58. Thanks love. I'm thrilled to be marrying this sweet man, and of course I'm obsessed with my ring!! Oh yes, pinterest has been my best friend lately.

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  59. Oh yes, fantastic advice. We booked our venue within the month, and have been working on nailing down most of the big stuff since.

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  60. The planning has been a blast, but I can't wait to be married to him (and FINALLY living with him too). This long distance finally has a end date.

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  61. Thanks girl. I love my ring, and the way he asked. It couldn't have been more perfect. I can't wait to share more of my wedding process, and the stuff I've been working on. :)

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  62. I just checked out your post, great read! There's so much to take in and consider. I love reading other's wedding posts. :)

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  63. Haha, I'm glad you won't mind! I've been going crazy lately on Pinterest. There's just SO much good ideass.

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  64. Aw thanks. :) It's kinda hard to believe that we're engaged (still)!!

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  65. Thanks girl! It's about time I got to start using all in Pinterest ideas!

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  66. Thanks Meagan! It was better than I could've thought of myself; he did amazing!

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  67. Thanks Ash! I'm still over the moon, and so excited!

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  68. Yep the best! He knew I would want my nails done, and got the help of a friend. It worked out perfect.

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  69. Thanks Juila, I'm pretty fond of it myself ;)

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  70. He picked that overlook because of the gorgeous scenery. It was even more beautiful in person, and the fog cleared away at the perfect time! I have only had one dream so far, but I'm sure there will be more. So far I'm just having a blast planning. Good luck with your planning as well :)

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  71. Thanks girl! I know it was the craziest timing, but it worked out perfectly.

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  72. I love the umbrella, and still have it! It was such an amazing day; now I just can't wait for our wedding and life after that! :)

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  73. I know right! It's that season in our lives I suppose. But it's so exciting!

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  74. Oh how fun! Do you have any wedding posts I could check out? Thanks!

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  75. Oh yes, I was totally shocked, and it didn't even feel real for a long time! Even know I'm like is this really happening? Haha. Thanks Sarah!

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  76. Oh yes God is good for sure. The timing and day was absolutely perfect. Now I'm just having fun planning, and looking forward to being married!

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  77. Here is my blog with all of my wedding posts in one place. I'm more than happy to be a listening ear if you have any planning questions. :)
    http://pinkypersistence.blogspot.com/p/love-story.html

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  78. Aw thanks so much! I LOVE reading wedding posts, and hearing what other brides have to say after its all said and done. Off to check them out now!

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  79. I am obsessed with your ring, it's gorgeous! Congratulations and I hope the wedding planning has been going well :)

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  80. Thanks love. I'm still obsessed with it; it's hard to believe it's really mine! Wedding planning has been a blast so far...let's just hope it stays that way. :)

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  81. Excuse the total awkwardness of this comment at the end of March, but I just read today's post and realized I never read about your engagement story. I love your ring! Not to seem nosey, but where is it from? My boyfriend and I have been ring shopping and I love this style and kinda wanna try this type of ring on. It's funny - you're a brunette about to marry a ginger and so am I (so cool... end of nerdy-ness)!

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  82. Haha, no I love that you found this post! I think the ring is from windsor jewelers. It's called a double halo, and you should definitely be able to find that in different stores. Too funny that they're both gingers!

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