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Engagement Stories

For years getting engaged has always been something to put a lot of effort and thought into.  Traditionally, the gentleman was required to speak to the Brides Father and request her hand in marriage.

We want to hear about your engagement.  Where, When, How?  Were you surprised?

Share your story below…

 

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Sailing into love…

My husband and I enjoy sailing and participate in regattas. We were getting our sail up on our boat, when I noticed a message painted on it. The message said will you marry me?

 

-anonymous (Buffalo, NY)

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It was Christmas morning.  My boyfriend and I went to my parents house that morning to celebrate.  The time came for gift opening.  There was a HUGE box under the tree.  I’m talking huge, I think I could’ve fit inside it with room to spare.  Anyways, the box was to me.  I open it and inside is a bunch of shredded paper.  I’m thinking, great, right?  What the heck is this about?

Then, I noticed there was writing on each piece of paper.  So, I started reading… “Julie, will you marry me?” on every piece of paper.  Wow, I started crying and couldn’t believe it.  I kept digging, I don’t know why. Down in the bottom was a dozen long stem red roses, rose petals and a small open box containing the most gorgeous diamond ring I have ever seen.  I looked at my boyfriend with tears in my eyes and screamed “YES!”

We have been married for 15 years!

Signed:   Jen  (New Jersey)

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So, you want to hear my story?  Okay, here goes…

My boyfriend, at the time, and I were dating for 1 year and I didn’t think he was ever going to ask me.  We went on a vacation to Disney.  We ate at Cinderella’s Castle.  I am such a huge fan of Cinderella.

Dinner was delicious but we weren’t ready for it to end.  So, we ordered dessert.

The dessert comes out on  a tray, being carried by Cinderella, herself.  So excited that Cinderella was coming to my table I didn’t notice that my boyfriend was trying to get my attention.  I didn’t see him next to me.

Finally, I turned and saw him on one knee.  Cinderella  was getting closer to our table.  I was stunned, I knew what was coming.  My boyfriend says the words I’ve been hoping to hear, “Jenny, will you marry me?”

I jumped up in excitement, screaming yes, yes, yes!  At the same time my arms flew up to hug him, I bumped the tray being carried by Cinderella.  The tray and dessert go flying…

Finally, everyone calms down and I ask, “Where’s the ring?”  My boyfriend says, “It was the dessert.”

Signed: Michelle  (Buffalo)

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Okay, so I had been dating my boyfriend for 1 ½ yrs.  He decided to surprise me with calling me in to work sick and insisting I take a day off.  He claimed he just wanted to spend some time with me since he works nights and I work days.

We drove up to Niagara Falls and went on the Maid of the Mist.  We spent the day by the Falls.  It was wonderful!

Night time came and the lights lit up the falls.  We were standing by the Falls when a Barber Shop Quartet approaches us singing.  How lovely I thought.  They were singing, “How do I live Without You”.  The one gentleman was carrying a bouquet of red roses.  My boyfriend approached him and took the roses, I thought he was purchasing one.

He turned to me, got down on one knee and recited all the wonderful things he loves about me and why.  He confirmed how he would take care of me for the rest of our lives, would I Marry him.

Of course I said Yes.

Signed:  Jen (Buffalo)

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Our engagement story. “He is a true romantic and I was so blessed to have a man to put this much time, dedication, thought and love into this proposal. His whole being of who he is encompasses this story.  A TRULY AMAZING, PATIENT, LOVING, THOUGHTFUL MAN!”

By the way, everyone we tell this story to says “Wow, you put up with this all summer?”. I loved every second of it!

On the last day of our school year, I pulled into our parking spot at our apartment. I walked in and there was a recorder there that gave me instructions on how to start up the projector that was on our table.  I worked through the instructions and came to a video Chris made for me. He went on about how beautiful I was, how he was ready for what everyone called the “Next Step” in our relationship.  We never saw it as a step though, just the where our hearts led us to go.  As I sat there sobbing uncontrollably alone in the apartment, he then explained that this was just the beginning of something exciting for the summer. All summer, we would have adventures and during some of these adventures I would receive pieces to a puzzle. On one side of the piece there would be a word that had something to do with marriage. I was to think about that word for the time I had the piece and reflect if this was something I could do the rest of my life with him.  On the other side of the piece was part of a message. At the end of the summer, when all 12 pieces were collected, I would put the puzzle together and read the message. So, then he had put together of collage and at the end he titled it “The Summer of Love”. I met him that night at a restaurant that we loved.  When I met him there, he gave me my first piece, FRIEND.  The summer continued like this:

After a great day at King’s Dominion with our good friends, I received a FRIEND piece.

When my family came to visit, we took them out to dinner at our favorite Italian place to eat and under my plate was a FAMILY piece.

We went and got tattoos and after mine was completed he gave me a FOREVER piece.

While I was teaching summer school, he surprised me with lunch and a SUPPORT piece.

I arrived home from teaching summer school and he had made a whole dinner menu and called it the Puzzlero :), decorated our porch and made a special meal to which he gave me the HOME piece.

We went to a wonderful Reggae wine festival with friends and he gave me the SHARING piece.

He took me to a new town that we had never visited in our area and gave me the NEW piece.

We went tubing down a little creek off the Shenandoah River and he gave me the ADVENTURE piece.

He took me to an Improv Comedy Club in DC and gave me the LAUGHTER piece.

We got a new mattress for our bed in our new home and on the mattress was the INTIMACY piece.

The last day of our summer vacation, I arrived home from a day out. There was another video set up in the apartment instructing me to meet him at the place that we first met.  I walked in the doors and he was pacing in the gymanasitorium 🙂 We met at a staff training center where he currently works.  He kissed and hugged me and handed me the last piece.  It said LOVE. I put the puzzle together, and the other side said “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”  I had prepped for this moment and had made my own mini puzzle you buy at the craft stores. It read “YES”, but I had to make him sweat it out for a few minutes and yes, I made him put the whole puzzle together.  It was an awesome experience.  So much fun and I was sorry to see the Summer of Love come to an end.  However, I was looking forward to our life and journey as a married couple so much more.

Almost 6 years later and I fall deeper in love with him every day! He is my dream come true!

Thanks for letting me share this!  Take care, Mel

 

 

Wedding Stories

Everyone has one…

What was your wedding like?  For years I heard my parents tell the story of their wedding day.  Typical March day in Buffalo, NY.  According to them they had every type of weather possible that day.  The sun was shining in the morning and it was warm.  Later it rained and by evening would you believe it snowed?  Yes, quite a bit I’m told.    Apparently, they could weather through that day and still weather through it 38 years later.

Staying married in these modern times appears to be a challenge.  Well, guess what?  If marriage was so easy everyone would be doing it.  Marriage is a commitment that should not be taken lightly.  There are ups and downs.  Disagreements that seem to never go away.  The first thing my Mother – in – law told me, “The first few years are very difficult.”  She was right.

I’ve been married 13 years and have weathered many storms.  I believe the secret is “Commitment”.  You have to want it.  You have to want it to work.  The motto my husband and I have is “divorce is not an option”.  There is something to say about the old saying, “Never go to sleep angry”.

Just like anything in life.  If you want it bad enough, you can make it happen.  You can only get out of it, what you are willing to give.