Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Proposal....

So I figured I should start off this blog with the story that started all of this wedding business....the proposal!

As most of you know, David and I have been dating for about five years now so it was no surprise when we announced our engagement...but nevertheless he was still able to pull off the most romantically surprising proposal ever! 

We had only looked at rings once before he proposed and he kept building up the lie that he was gonna save money all summer to buy a ring, so I was not expecting anything anytime soon. I couldn't have been more wrong...

After being on chorale tour in California for about a week, David and I branched off from the group for the weekend since I had to go back to practice with summer singers and he was staying in California doing a youth internship all summer. We spent the weekend with his God-sister Lashane (thanks and love you!) and bought two-day park hopper tickets for disneyland!

At about 4 o'clock on Day 1 we went to the animation studio because David called ahead (who knew you could call disneyland?) and got us front row seats to the show "Talk With Crush." I would soon find out that this was just a ploy to get me into the building where the proposal would take place....After the show David said "Let's go look around and see what's in this building!" After finally convincing me that I didn't have to go to the bathroom right that second we started to look around. 

David took me the "Beauty and the Beast" library because we were in that musical together in high school. He had some workers down there ahead of time and he asked one of them to take our picture in front of the fireplace. After they took our picture, I started to walk away and he said "Wait a second," and pulled out a piece of paper...

He began to read me the story of our relationship written in the form of a fairytale like "Beauty and the Beast." By this time, the workers had sectioned off that area so that no one could walk through and an audience began to form around us! He ended the story with a little speech about how much I meant to him and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me....and then....

He got down on knee, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him. I started bawling was crazy! I was not expecting to react like that at all!

I was so shocked and excited that I didn't even let him put the ring on! I just said "Yes" and then jumped up and hugged him! He had to remind me about the ring because I was just so in shock!

He explained to me the whole preparation and I was shocked to find out that he had had the ring for over month and told no one except for our families and his best friend Joel. David always gives himself away when he tries to surprise me so this proposal was perfect!

After the proposal, the workers gave us buttons that said "Happily Ever After" and "Just Engaged" and they also gave us some ride vouchers so we could skip to the front of the lines! It was so great! Then later that night we ate dinner at this restaurant inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. David had made reservations there so we got right in and they even gave us disney champagne flutes to keep! 

Here is a picture of my ring! I absolutely LOVE it! He did so great!

So that's the whole story! David will be in California until August 5th so we really haven't started too much of the wedding planning process...but we'll keep you posted!

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