Oh, my gosh guys I’m engaged!!! I can’t even begin to describe how ecstatic I feel!!! As a woman, I’ve dreamed about this moment for a really long time but no amount of daydreaming can prepare you for the rush of emotions that take over your body when it actually happens.
First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent their blessings our way. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the sweet and thoughtful messages we’ve received. It feels overwhelming in the best way possible. I’m walking on cloud 9 and I never want to come down. I find myself staring at the ring and replaying the moment I turned around and saw him on one knee over and over again and its just pure bliss. Just thinking about it gets me teary eyed.
So, How did it Happened?
The question on everyone’s mind, well let me start by saying it was a complete surprise. I didn’t even have the smallest inclination of what was about to happen.
A few weeks ago Drew and I attended a baby shower for our friend. A friend who so happens to be a photographer. Sometime during the shower, our friend approached us and said that he is looking to photograph more couples for his portfolio and asked us if we would be interested in doing a shoot with him. Of course, I said yes! I’m always jumping at the opportunity to shoot with Drew (my then boyfriend 😉
Little did I know him asking us to do a couples photo shoot was the first step in Drew’s engagement proposal plan.
The Day of the Proposal
Wednesday the day before the proposal I asked Drew to give me more details as far as when and where we were to meet Nico (the photographer) and he said he would get back to me with the details. Of course, he didn’t so Thursday morning I wake at 6am. I asked him what time do we have to leave to meet up with Nico and he says 8:30am. So I got a little flustered because I wanted to get a workout in before leaving the house. So I end up just going for a short run rushing back to make breakfast, shower, wash my hair and do my make-up.
We left the house close to 9am and drove all the way to Palos Verde, California which took us a little over an hour to get there from Burbank. I’m going, to be honest, and say I wasn’t super enthusiastic about going to the shoot since my morning was rushed however things were looking up since I was happy with the photos Nico was capturing.
Drew was also being super playful with me, which actually is pretty normal for him. Anyway, during the photo shoot, Nico said let’s take some shots of you giving your back to Drew and look into the distance like you’re thinking about your future. I didn’t think anything of it I was just playing along and after he took a few shots he said cool. Now let’s take some of you looking at him.
I start to turn around to face him completely oblivious to the situation. And then the moment that I’ve been waiting for my entire life…. I turn around and I see him on one knee with the ring and I instantly started crying. I was so shocked it was like the entire world just stopped for a second I even forgot the camera was there and it was just me and him.
I looked at him on one knee and then I saw the ring and then I looked back at him and his eyes were red and filled with tears.
This is happening.”
I thought and I couldn’t believe that it was happening. And honestly, it’s kind of a blur after that. I remember him saying “I love you,” and something about when we met two and a half years ago. and then he said, “will you marry me?”
I nodded my head saying yes and leaped into his arms. Both us still with tears in our eyes.
The moment was absolutely beautiful. I just felt like the entire world went silent and it was so peaceful. I couldn’t hear anything but his voice. The sun was shining on him and even though I was crying internally I felt extremely calm. After he put the ring on it, we kept looking at each other smiling, laughing, hugging and kissing.
I keep replaying that moment in my head, the moment I saw him on one knee with a ring and my heart just smiles.
So there you have it guys, I’m super excited to start this new chapter of our lives. I’m super dork but I love that I get to call him my Fiance 🙂
I feel blessed to have him by my side and I’m so lucky to have found such an incredible soul to spend the rest of my life with. Thank you guys for allowing me to share my life and joy with you.
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