My proposal was sweet, simple, and a litle bit quirky. Kinda like the guy I married. Want to know the story?
Like many couples, Eric and I had talked about getting married and our timeline to do so, so while the moment and day was a surprise the general time wasn't. I knew it was coming sometime and I was hoping for sooner, rather than later.
A few nights before the actual proposal Eric had made plans with me to go on a hike at a waterfall. I don't know if Eric intentionally made those plans to throw me off or if it was just happened to want to go on a hike at that time (it wouldn't surprise me if he didn't even realize it), but either way it definitely confused me. I was expecting that hike to be the day.
A few nights before we were supposed to go on the hike, Eric called me in the evening to see if I wanted to watch the sunrise the next morning. He said we would have to leave at 5 or 5:30 or something crazy like that. Not being a morning person and not expecting a proposal (remember, I was expecting it at the hike) I rolled out of bed minutes before Eric came to pick me up. I was wearing my pajamas and I definitely didn't do my hair or make-up.
We took the freeway exit that would take us up the hill to get a good view of the sunrise, but we turned off at the street leading to the church. I didn't say much, I thought, maybe this was is, and I started to get really nervous. We pulled up in the back and Eric led me out to the "island." There is two streams on either side of a lush, green island area. It is beautiful. As we walked up I saw the gazebo glowing. As we crossed the bridge and got closer to the gazebo I realized there were hundreds of tealights lit all around the edges.
Eric led me to the middle of the gazebo, got down on one knee, and after declaring his love asked me to marry him. Of course I said YES! and the two of us were SO excited!
Now, here's where the quirky part starts...
I'm not sure exactly when, I think we had already started to drive away, Eric described how he went about with his engagement plan. He woke up early and him and his twin brother, Scott, had lit all of the hundreds of candles. Scott was even hiding somewhere taking pictures of our engagement. I felt bad for poor Scott, who wasn't even acknowledged, so we drove back to share our excitement with him and he took a few more pictures for us.
After the pictures Scott asked us if we wanted to go out to breakfast to celebrate. After calling our family members and stopping by my mom's house Eric and I met Scott for breakfast. The three of us celebrated our engagement....at Denny's!
Now, tell me your engagement story. Was it what you'd imagined?