My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 2 years and it was entirely long distance. After meeting at a wedding of a mutual friend, I knew he was worth the commitment. It hasn’t been easy. There have been many tearful goodbyes and dateless nights. But the good definitely outweighs the bad. Lots of virtual dates, flower deliveries and homemade gifts sent via USPS. It adds an element of romance every time we see each other. The romance factor was at its highest this past weekend when he surprised me with a visit. Little did I know he had planned a romantic nighttime wedding proposal!
I came home from a meeting exhausted and ready for bed, but as I pulled my car into the driveway my headlights flooded the front porch revealing a note on the door. Extremely confused, I jumped out of my car and noticed the lit candles spelling out “love” on the ground with a ring pop in the center of the “o.” The note was in my boyfriend’s handwriting asking me to come to the back of the house.
Still confused, instead of going through the house like a rational person would, I walked through the side garden in the dark. Trying not to trip over the plants I took my phone out to light the way.
As I rounded the corner to the backyard I was taken aback. The dock was lined with glowing paper lanterns and at the end of the dock stood my boyfriend. I tried to remain composed as I happily skipped across the dock into his arms.
He looked into my eyes, sweetly saying “I have a question to ask you.” Then he lowered himself to one knee and took out the most spectacular ring from his pocket. In that moment, my surprise was captured as he had arranged for my sister (a professional photographer) to be there to photograph. She had been hiding in the boat all along!
I exclaimed, “YES!” and we intertwined into the longest embrace of our lives. Click here to see the full slideshow.
So now the wedding planner is engaged! We’ve already set a date. Both our parents were married on March 8 and still happily married (what are the odds!). Plus, March 8 falls on a Saturday next year!!! I can’t think of a better way to start our journey as husband and wife than by sharing the date with our parents. Now I’ve got to start planning!
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