The BF proposed to me on Saturday night in Santa Cruz, CA. I was pretty darn surprised, as we had discussed marriage, rings, and stuff for years, but nothing ever came out of it.
We had gone to dinner in downtown Santa Cruz, and afterward, the BF wanted to go walk on the pier/wharf near the Boardwalk. I agreed, as we had never seen the wharf at night. Usually, when we go to Santa Cruz, we're going for a concert, so we always have somewhere to be at night. On this trip, we had nothing concrete planned.
So we're walking along the wharf when he suggests we stop to look at the ocean. We're leaning against the railing when he hugs me and asks "You know how we've been talking about marriage for awhile now?".
I say something like yes, we've been talking about it for years, what's going on? (I had several drinks at dinner, I was a little buzzed at the time).
Then he says, "So, will you?" and pulls out a ring box.
I stare at it in shock, then grab it and say something like "holy crap, is this really happening?".
The BF is smiling and says, "Yes, it is. Open the box!".
I open it, gasp in delight, put it on my finger and say an emphatic "YES!".
Six years and 1 month later, we are finally engaged. I couldn't be happier.
Here's the engagement porn, in case you were want some eye candy!
The ring! It's a 1-carat-ish moissonate stone with two black diamonds in a custom setting (designed by the BF and his jeweler)
Us in a self-portrait after the proposal. I can't stop smiling!
A couple frequently asked questions and answers:
Q. When is the big day?
A. No clue, but I do know we're aiming for next September.
Q. Why is your stone not a diamond?
A. I didn't want one. They're overdone. I acutally requested a white sapphire, but the BF's jeweler steered him in the direction of moissonate - it's a lab created mineral that is harder and more brilliant than a diamond. Not to mention less expensive.
Q. What plans do you have for your wedding?
A. I'm toying around with several different ideas, ranging from a modern country-themed wedding (think black, burlap, and white, but very simple) to a backyard funky music-themed wedding (think red, black, white with musical stuff intwined) to a wedding held at an aquarium. Nothing is decided, as I want the BF to have a say in everything.
Q. Did he ask your Dad?
A. Yes. I told him a long time ago that he needed my Dad's blessing before proposing. My Dad is all traditional that way. The BF remembered and did discuss this with him ahead of time.
Stay tuned for further wedding details! :-) I'm hoping to post all of the big decisions (venue, date, wedding party, theme, etc) on here.