Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: The Proposal

So, I guess this what you've all been waiting for huh?? 

:)

Where do I start?? 

Most of you know that John and I have been talking about getting engaged for awhile and he just always said he wasn't ready, etc etc etc. 

We had a heart to heart the weekend before we left for New York and I realized then that it wasn't going to happen in New York. We went and looked at rings and we picked out what we both liked and just told him to pick out something when he was ready and that was the end of it. I didn't want to keep pushing so much that I pushed him away. And I still wanted to be surprised.

So, when we got to New York, I was not expecting a proposal at all!

We got to our hotel that morning and we were talking about where we were going to go eat lunch because we were starving. We decided we were going for Chinese and I was getting ready to go when he came over and gave me a hug and started telling me how special I am. We had a sweet conversation (no need for details here) and I continued to put my jacket on and grab my purse when he stopped me and told me he really wanted to go ahead and give me my Christmas present. I could tell he was super nervous so I knew then what was fixing to happen. 

He got down on his knee right there, said some really sweet stuff and asked me to marry him :)

I was in so much shock I might have forgotten to say yes! 

But I did say yes and I am so beyond happy that I get to marry my best friend. 

A lot of people have already given John a hard time because we were in NYC and he didn't propose in Central Park or at the Christmas Tree or whatever, but I just wanted to say that this proposal was perfect for US! We are both very reserved and private and I am so glad this moment happened with just us. And the fact that he did it as soon as we got to NYC was the best thing ever. The trip ended up being a totally different vacation because we were ENGAGED! 

He ended up telling me that he did it as soon as we got there because he was too nervous to carry the ring around any longer. Even once he gave it to me and I wore it around the city he kept checking to make sure it was still on my finger. :)

He actually ended up picking out the ring all by himself. He took little ideas from the rings we had looked at together and built one that we both would like. 

AND I LOVE IT!




Now that I look back on the beginning of the day I think it's funny that I didn't see the "signs" earlier. 

He only took a carry on suitcase and when we were late for our flight (another blogpost coming on that) all the overhead bins were full. We had my Vera Bradley bag with our iPad, Kindle and Camera so I insisted that that couldn't go under the plane and told the flight attendant to take his bag. He started freaking out. Then he was pretty quiet the rest of the plane ride. 

After he proposed we called both of our mom's and my Grannie and then sent this picture to everyone else: 



We are so excited and cant wait to start the next part of our lives! 




And of course nothing is official until your relationship status is changed on Facebook! :)




Thanks to everyone for all the sweet tweets, comments and texts over the last week!! 


54 comments:

Cassie said...

That is so awesome!!!! Congratulations. And he did an amazing job picking out the ring. It's beautiful!

Ashlee Miller said...

CONGRATS! I'm so happy for the two of you. The proposal sounds perfect! Sometimes the simplest proposals are the best. Paul did the same thing and loved it. I hope you enjoy wedding planning.

Erin said...

What a sweet proposal! My Hubby was the same way when he proposed. Completely told me he wasn't ready then surprised me in a very quiet personal way. Every proposal is different depending on the couple. I can only imagine that it made your trip so much more special!! Congrats again girly!

Celia said...

aww yay!!! =) i love that he did it with just the two of you! congratulations girly and i am so happy for you both!!!

Kindra said...

woohoo!!!! so exciting!! and NYC..how awesome. You will have a great story to tell your kids :)

ashleigh said...

such a beautiful story; and im glad it was in nyc; and it was perfect for you two! private and intimate..perfect =]

Jodi said...

So happy for you guys. Love that it was a private engagement and that you then got to enjoy all that NYC has to offer at Christmas time as an engaged couple!!!!

lalavcott said...

Yay! I am excited for you :) Congratulations!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

What a sweet story... love that he just couldn't wait!! Congratulations to you both!! xo

Emily said...

Love it! I just knew it would happen in NYC and that he was throwing you off asking about rings the few days before - so over the moon happy for you guys. Proposals are always about the 2 involved so it never has to be over the top = )

Kelly said...

Awwwwww, what a sweet story!! Isn't it funny HOW NERVOUS guys get?? I mean, there is no way you'd ever say no to him! The ring is GORGEOUS and I LOVE the band, just stunning! Congrats :-)

Mrs.HappySteak said...

I'm so happy for you both, and tell John that those who give him a hard time that they are just jealous cause he didn't need to be anything but himself to get the girl. :)

Heather said...

Awwww, I love it!!! I'm so happy for you!

Maura said...

yay yay yay yay!! i am so so so so happy for you beautiful girl!!! congrats!

Raquel said...

Awwww how sweet!!

Kasey said...

Aww, I love love LOVE this proposal story! I love all proposal stories but there's something about a nice private proposal that is so nice!

I'm so happy for you guys!! The ring is so gorgeous! Can't wait to be "wedding buddies" when I get engaged in a couple months-ish. :-D

Lyndsay said...

Congratulations! I love proposal stories and yours is so sweet! :)

The Nerdy Katie said...

I am so happy for you guys! And the Facebook picture totally made me tear up!

Jessica said...

SO excited for you!! Congrats, lady! And the ring is BEAUTIFUL!!! (Good job, John!)

Allison said...

Yay!! I love the proposal story. Ours was also very relaxed and private but that is totally us. Enjoy being engaged and don't get to stressed about the planning!

KJJ Houston said...

wow so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meagan said...

I love it!

meghan said...

Congratulations! We had a quiet proposal story like that, and I think it's more like us as well! :) Enjoy the planning!!

Carolina On My Mind said...

So, so sweet! Congrats again and enjoy wedding planning :)

Lindsay said...

Such a sweet story! I love your ring. So classic and gorgeous! Congrats!

Rochelle said...

This is such a great story! I love your new bling :) Congrats!!

Lauren said...

love this story! Your ring is georgous! :) Enjoy being ENGAGED!

Domesticable said...

This sounds almost identical to my engagement story except we were in Paris and it happened in our hotel room too. I am so happy for yall! Let me know if you need any help with planning. I love wedding stuff!

Lura
x

Christina said...

So sweet! My husband proposed in the car on my lunch break and we ate fast food afterwards. Not romantic at all! Hahaha. It doesn’t matter where it happened, just that you two are happy. I’m so happy for you and look forward to reading more about your wedding planning. Congratulations!

Heather said...

Awww how sweet :). I love how you too got engaged...and if I get the way I prefer, I would rather it just be me and my man too!!

Congratulations and your ring is gorgeous!

Krystal said...

very cute =] i was proposed to in a hotel room...just at the END of our vacation! lol

Jules said...

A huge congratulations to you and John! I think the proposal story is super sweet and it's nice you got to spend the rest of your trip in New York engaged. That's so romantic and your ring is beautiful!

If you need any planning advice, I'm just an email away!

Cole said...

That's awesome!!!! What a beautiful ring. My cousin got engaged at Christmas too...and your story is WAY better than hers!

Jessica said...

Congratulations!! Your ring is beautiful!! He did a great job!! :)

Carissa said...

Beautiful Ring...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I was also proposed to in a hotel room in the beginning of a weekend away trip...you said it right...the proposal was perfect for the two of you and that's all that matters!!!

tara said...

awwwww!!! so sweet! really happy for you two! i just knew it was going to happen on your trip!

Michelle said...

AHHHHH!!!!!! LOVE y'alls proposal!!!!! What did I tell you?!!?!?

I am so very happy for you and John. You two are so beautiful together!!!

M asked me in a very similar way...we too are very private and he wanted it to be something that just the 2 of us would share.

And way to go John!!!! What a beautiful ROCK you got on your pretty little finger!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU!!!!!

Michelle

Tara @ Dashing in Pearls said...

YAAAAAAAY!! I'm so excited for y'all!! And regardless of what anyone else things, it was special for you and him and that's all that matters!!

P.S. He did DANG GOOD on the ring!!

Vicki said...

YAY! Congrats again! I am so super excited for you!! xoxoxo

Allyson and Dave said...

It is beautiful!! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

YAAAAAY! So excited for you!!! Congrats again!!

Jessica Renee said...

Congratulations! I am so so excited for you! What a sweet story and gorgeous ring!!

Texas Tanners said...

A NYC propoasl?! My heart is still swooning! It sounds like an amazing proposal to me and I am sure it is so special to you both. Congrats to you both!!

Working Mom said...

Congratulations Savanah! What a fantastic way to end a year!! Justin and I had a private engagement and I wouldn't want it any other way! Congratulations again!!

Kiley said...

congratulations! y'all look so happy. :) and oh man, I can only imagine how nervous he was when the bag had to be moved!

<33333

Michelle said...

Such a sweet intimate proposal! I love it! Congratulationssssss! <33333

Lil' Woman said...

Awww what a sweet personal proposal!
I loved that he wanted it to be just you two and so intimate.

And that ring....oh my goodness, gorgeous!!

Katie said...

Congratulations! You make a good point about not popping the question in a very public way - my husband and I are both very shy, private people, so even though his proposal was at a public park, it was tucked away from the view of everyone else who was there, and it was perfect! Congrats again & best of luck on wedding planning - just remember: A wedding is only a day - the marriage is what really counts! Don't let all the stress of unimportant details get you down!

Life With Lauren said...

Congratulations! The ring is gorgeous!

Amber said...

If it works for y'all that's all that matters, sounds like perfection! Congrats again sweet girl!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

oh he did good on the ring! thats the kind I want, so simple but with BLING!

Amanda said...

Congrats- your ring is beautiful! And LOL at the drama beforehand on the plane- I think it happens that way to all of us right before the proposal!

ImarriedAtexan said...

I just love this story!

Breonna said...

I love the need to make it Facebook Official. We made sure we let a few people know ahead of time before we went to the web. What a great story.

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