Oh hayyy! Most of you know by now that he put a ring on it!!! I haven’t gotten super personal on the blog about my relationship but I’m excited to give you guys all the deets about the proposal and wedding planning!
J and I went home (back East) for my favorite holiday; 4th of July, and my birthday; 6th of July. We planned the trip many months ago and we couldn’t wait to be home with our friends and families after not being home for 9 months. The plan was, there was no plan. Beach, eat, drink, chill, repeat. I had some idea that a proposal might be on the horizon but I was absolutely shocked when it happened.
My family is so close in the way that we question each other when one of us isn’t trying to hang out with the group. The night before the proposal we had talked about going for a walk in the morning (the norm for us, when we’re all home). I woke up in a mood and after my mom and sister said they made other plans (!?) and I wasn’t feeling like going for a walk. After some convincing, James and I drove downtown to grab some breakfast at a favorite spot, The Flying Fish and went for a walk over Uncle Tim’s Bridge. There was no one on the bridge but the two of us and we were talking about how much we loved this little walk and being home with our families. I turned around to see J on one knee fumbling to grab a ring out of his pocket!!! This is where the blackout happens, ladies. I cannot remember anything but James spewing the sweetest words and me repeating “OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS, OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!”. No one tells you this but when you are proposed to you totally black out in excitement, sheer joy, and happiness. James and I talked about marriage all the time and I had a feeling it would happen once we were all settled on the West Coast. He loved to joke around and prank me all the time- telling me our families flew out and surprised me for a proposal (at least once a week he’d do this) so I was always on edge.
Now the fun stuff begins! I used to do wedding planning/day-of coordinating so of course I have PLENTY of ideas. The Pinterest board is in full swing and my mom and sister are on the venue hunt. Everyone keeps saying to me they thought I would’ve had my whole wedding planned out by now but the truth is- there are so many options! I seem to have a lot of ideas but nothing that really adds up if that makes any sense? We honestly don’t even know if our wedding will be East or West coast (leaning towards East) so we have to start there and then find a venue. I also never knew there were so many different colors of bridesmaid dresses- woof.
I am looking forward to the next ~2 years and hope you guys will be interested in hearing all about it! I promise not to bore you! For now if anyone could help me find a non-nautical, non-rustic wedding venue in New England that would be greeaaaat.