Yesterday on October 3rd, 2014 my boyfriend of nearly 5 years proposed to me.
For a little background, David and I met in high school early March of 2010. I introduced myself to David after he joined the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” I was one of the brides and David was a suitor.
My 18-year old self was immediately attracted to this new eye candy. I HAD to introduce myself to him and get to know him. Honestly, the moment I met him I felt a connection like I’ve never felt with anyone.
Now, if you had told my 18-year-old self that this was my future husband, I would have told you, you were crazy. I was the kind of girl who was independent and never thought she would get married (especially at the age of 23!). But like I said, when I met David that all changed.
In the years we’ve been together, we’ve been through crazy college years, David joining the military and being separated for months, had some wild adventures, cried and laughed together, started our little family with our fur baby Lola the pug, and fallen madly in love. As time goes on, I fall more in love with David. He makes me laugh, loves me unconditionally, takes care of me, and surprises me.
Now onto the proposal:
David picked me up from my house at 5:30 after I got out of work. I honestly had no clue that our date night would turn into a proposal. Literally. CLUELESS. David showed up to my house with a bouquet of flowers and I had already thought he outdid himself (little did I know). He took me to a steakhouse we’ve always wanted to try together, but always end up forgetting about it. Our food was delicious and over dinner David kept staring at me and smiling. I kept saying, “Why are you looking at me like that?” He’s crazy.
We went for dessert at Coldstone Creamery and when we were about to leave David got a text from his mom saying she “left something in the band room at the high school” when she was watching David’s sister, Karissa, march into the homecoming football game.This was a lie and I clearly fell for it because I had no idea what was happening…still.
So, David and I walked up to the high school entrance where Jim (the really awesome janitor everyone loves) unlocked the door for us. David said, “let’s go in through the auditorium,” and I was just like “Okay!” Still clueless…
The second we turned the corner and entered into the auditorium I knew what was happening. There were candles and colored lights leading David and I through the audience onto the stage. I would just like to add by this point I was hysterically crying. Anyways, David walked me to the center of the stage where there was a circle of rose petals and three books I’ve made him over the years that tells our love story. David got down on one knee and said: “From the time I was 16 years old, I’ve known that I loved you.”
The next thing that I remember him saying was “Meg will you marry me.” With no hesitation I said “YES” and ran into his arms not noticing the ring at all. I was in complete shock when he slipped the ring on my finger. I kept saying, “I didn’t think this was going to happen today” and “this is weird.”
“This is really weird.”
Then I asked him if we were the only ones in the auditorium because all the stage curtains were closed and the lights were dim. I was waiting for my family to jump out at me and scare me. We were the only ones there and it was the most romantic gesture that has ever happened to me!
We called our overjoyed parents up to the high school and spent time taking pictures and just rejoicing in a moment that none of us will ever forget!
SO! David and I are officially engaged! I am going to marry my best friend and my other half! I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us next, but as always, I know it will be amazing.
What I wore (unknowingly):
My dress was from Forever 21. I bought it in June to wear to one of David’s military award’s ceremonies, but over packed and never got around to wearing it. My hot pink blazer is from Dry Goods (on clearance for $8). My sandals are from Target. Last but not least, my engagement ring was custom made by my future husband! He did amazing didn’t he?!