Engagement Story: Oops, I Think I Swallowed The Ring!
This February marks 2 years of blogging for me at Bridesmaids Confession. In all that time, I haven’t told any of you my engagement story. I try to give advice and keep up with current trends. If you’ve been following along you see I post lots of “How To” articles and “Do this, Not that.” I’ll still blog that, but moving forward, I want to share more personal experiences, whether they be mine or yours. So I thought, why not start with my engagement story?
We Met Speed Dating
I met my husband Jamie speed dating. Yes, you heard me right, speed dating. I remember that day vividly. The lady I spoke with the night before told me it was going to be $17 and to bring cash. The morning of, I was running down my apartment stairs and stopped to check my wallet. Did I even have any cash? I did. It was exactly $17. Kismet if you ask me.
Our First Month of Dating
Needless to say, we matched. He emailed me the day after the event! There are many other stories I can tell you, but we need to get to our engagement story. Here are the dating highlights:
- Date One: We went to Seasons 52 restaurant.
- Date Two: We went rock climbing, and I accidentally dropped him off the wall.
- He still wanted another date. I ignored him for a few weeks. In hindsight, I know it’s because he was unlike anyone I’d ever dated and it scared me.
- Date Three: We went to a fancy restaurant in Philadelphia that he pretended to enjoy.
- Date Four: We went to a rodeo for my birthday. That same night I blurted out I love you, mortified at first, only to have him say I love you too!
Our Relationship on Fast Forward
I knew Jamie was the one for me. That’s why I was pretty forward with the fact I wanted him to propose. At 28 years old, I had never been engaged or married and was ready for that commitment. I was even playfully teasing him about proposing, telling him I didn’t want a public proposal. That I thought the moment should be for us to share. Four months into our relationship, I got that proposal.
Our Engagement Story
The night he proposed I came home to him making dinner. Something he did occasionally so I wasn’t completely surprised. I was curious to see that he already had a bottle of wine out for me and that said no help was needed in the kitchen. After dinner, I convinced him to watch The Wedding Planner with me. I should’ve known right then and there it was the moment because he hates J-Lo. I mean, she was banned from our wedding playlist.
A little bit into the movie he told me he was going to get us some ice cream. There is an amazing ice cream parlor near where he used to live. I said okay, as I am always game for ice cream! When he returned with the ice cream I put the movie back on. Barely two minutes in he went into the bedroom and didn’t come out.
Ooops, I Swallowed the Ring!
A solid five minutes went by. At that point, I was finished my ice cream. I playfully yelled from the living room, “Oops. I think I swallowed the ring. Babe! Why would you put it in my ice cream?” Finally, he emerged from the bedroom and came over to me. He said, “Let me see. Say ah,” as he put his hands on my face. I jokingly played along.
Jamie then said, “Babe, I know you didn’t swallow the ring because I’ve got it right here.” That is when he got down on one knee and said to me, “I’ve been racking my brain to find the perfect time and place to ask you this question. Then I realized, every day I am with you is perfect. Theresa Marie, will you marry me?”
Of course, I said yes!
Celebrating Our Engagement
To celebrate our engagement we went back to Seasons 52, the restaurant where we had our first date. We even had the same waiter from our first date. He was always so nice to us, so we told him we were engaged. He congratulated us and went back to put in our order.
All of the sudden two glasses of champagne were sent to our table. Our waiter came out and asked if we’d like our picture taken. He then brought back a printed and framed copy for us to keep. To this day I am forever grateful. We didn’t take any pictures on the night we got engaged. (It was a Tuesday, in his apartment, remember lol) This one picture remains one of my favorites because it captures that short window of time in our lives together.
Upgrading the Frame
Although I’ve always loved that Seasons 52 framed the picture for us, it always gets so dusty. Especially because the engagement picture sits on our entertainment center. I realized that in order to preserve it, I would have to put it in a frame.
Looking at GiftsForYouNow.com, I came across a gorgeous frame when shopping their Valentine’s items. I thought it would be a nice surprise Valentine’s Day gift to have it showcased in this personalized frame. It honestly turned out great.
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What do you think of our engagement story? Share with us in the comments.