August 10, 2011

The proposal

Hi everyone and welcome to the first edition of Wedding Wednesday. So excited to join the club :)

My apologies for the delay in posting, it's been a bit crazy around here. Wedding planning is already rockin' and rolling! 

Now, on to to the proposal story. We dated for just short of four years, so you can imagine my excitement that it was finally happening!! 

TGV and I were scheduled to have dinner with his family at their club on the night it happened. On our way there they called to say they would be running late, but for us to go on. We decided to walk around a bit and headed down to the dock . . . (they were hiding to take pictures)



After enjoying the beautiful scenery we started to walk back up and that's when TGV got down and one knee and very sweetly proposed. I, of course, said yes!


We then walked up over by the golf course to see his family and they had a red rose for me and champagne and T.'s sport coat. Right about now I was feeling underdressed (side ponytail?!?) and wishing I had a party dress on. But, at least I was wearing Lilly :)


We sipped champagne and took a few pictures while I was floating on cloud nine. Meanwhile a helicopter had landed on the golf course and I didn't think anything of it. I remember saying, 'oh look a Tour player must be coming in.'


Well, that helicopter was for us! It was my first helicopter ride and I was very excited. With my red rose and all, I felt like I was on the Bachelor.


Here I am still giddy with excitement and flying over the city!


And here's that handsome fiance of mine!


My next surprise was when we landed at the Waldorf for dinner. They sure treated us well and we enjoyed a very yummy dinner, champagne and special desserts. And now we're looking forward to happily ever after!


The next day we left for vacation with my parents and I was so excited I got to celebrate with them. More champagne, hooray!


A few pictures out on the dock while on vacation.



And here's my beautiful ring that I still can't stop staring at.


Thank you all for the congratulations and sharing in my excitement! Your sweet comments meant so much to me. I look forward to updating you on all the fun planning details.

For now, cheers to love, laughter and happily ever after!

29 comments:

MCW said...

Amazing. You two look so happy! Love it.

SHF said...

What a cute story (with pictures to match)! =) I think your Lilly outfit was adorable & your ring is stunning! Congratulations to both of you on your engagement!

SHF
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Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Beauuutiful classic ring! He did good!

Ps. Love that blue ruffle dress! Where did you find it!?

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

what a sweet story!! congrats, your ring is gorgeous!

little miss southern love. said...

So fun! Yay for being newly engaged! Isn't it the best feeling ever? It's been a month and I still can't stop staring at my ring. And we were both wearing lilly while our men proposed :) Can't wait to read about your plans.

xoxo.

Designs by Kara Kihm said...

Wow! What an amazing proposal story! He is a true romantic! Good luck with the wedding planning! You all are such a precious couple!

Annie said...

OMG - he had a helicopter pick yall up?!!!!!!!!! Sounds like an amazing proposal and yall look SO happy! Love your ring too girl!

Sam said...

The perfect fairytale love story - I couldn't be happier for you both!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Perfect proposal story! Congrats again! You both look so happy!

Portuguese Prepster said...

congrats again! you look soooo happy!!!! Can't wait to hear all abou the wedding planning.

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

AHHH! I feel terrible - I missed your post that you were engaged!!! CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you and your ring is absolutely gorgeous! :)

Ms. Attitude said...

What a great story! I love the plan that was put into place.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh, how unbelievably romantic and you look like you are just all over cloud nine the entire time! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear about all the wedding planning, so much fun!

BAH said...

How sweet! You and T make the cutest couple. Can't wait to read about your wedding planning adventures! :)

melissa said...

Such a fabulous proposal!! Big congratulations to you!!

Stu said...

sounds like an amazing proposal; Congratulations!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a special evening! Loving the blue ruffled dress!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Best proposal ever! How amazing! I was thinking it was like an episode from the bachelor! I can't wait to see/hear about all of your wedding plans!

Glitterista said...

Wow, a helicopter?! How glamorous! I adore your ring and the way you were both able to celebrate with your families. :)

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You literally had a bachelorette proposal :) So jealous and I love your ring!

caknitter said...

Everything sounds so beautiful. And, that ring is gorgeous and looks perfect on your finger.
Congratulations to the both of you!

Miss Type-A said...

yay! I love your ring! It's very similar to mine :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Ahh, so exciting and romantic!!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

This is fabulous! I'm still smiling from reading it! Love all the pictures and the ring! I can't wait to read more of your Wedding Wednesday posts.

That blue dress is fabulous! Where is it from?!

kelly said...

eeeee!!!!! so exciting!!! i have been reading your blog and awaiting this moment for, like, two years!!!! yaaaaay!

Beantown Prepster said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a great proposal & a beautiful ring! I can't wait to read about all of the planning & the big day.

Beantown Prepster said...

Um, also, I think my hubs & your fiance got our rings at the same spot. I have a round center stone but I think it's the same setting! GREAT taste :)

Princess Freckles said...

Oh My GOSH!!! So I "check out" for a couple days and you're engaged?!?!?!? I am SO happy for you both! Your ring is beautiful. I just remember when we met in Disney, you seemed very in love and ready to get engaged. I am so happy that all your dreams are coming true! If you need any wedding planning advice, please email me. Congrats a million times!!! xoxo

The Reedy River Recessionista said...

New follower, and love your blog. So happy for you! I got engaged two days after you did so I know exactly what you're going through right now. Can't wait to check in on Wedding Wednesdays to see what great ideas you've got!

 
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