As a wedding planner, I really thought that poor Dan wouldn't be able to surprise me with an engagement because I was convinced that I'd be onto him. In some ways, I was onto him and did guess the day that it'd happen; however, he still caught me totally off guard and I love that he did!
You see, he's not much of a planner (which he completely admits!) and I'm often the one to make us plans, so when he suggested weeks ago that we visit Chanticleer Garden on Saturday, May 12, I knew something was up. He even went as far as to recommend we go mid-morning ... I was convinced that this meant he was going to propose there!
I was wrong.
It was a normal Saturday, except for I woke up like a kid on Christmas because of course I was convinced that I would be getting engaged within the next five hours. I was wrong again. It was within two hours.
After breakfast, Dan suggested we walk our dog before heading to the garden to let him get some energy out before we left him for half the day at the garden. I agreed and slipped into some unattractive yoga pants and a tank top thinking that I'd have time to get cute when we got home. Wrong again, LOL!
We walked Rufus and when we got home, I realized I couldn't get in the front door because Dan had the keys. As I turned to hold the door open for him, I heard him say my name and when I turned around he was on one knee on our porch (which couldn't have been a more perfect spot!).
He made a lovely speech, though frankly I remember only the very beginning of it because I was in complete shock and couldn't stop crying. He doesn't remember much of it either and said he was so nervous the whole walk. I didn't sense a thing!
I couldn't have asked for a more special moment between us to share, and I'm so excited that I'm going to be marrying my best friend (we've been together 5.5 years). I hope to share my wedding planning journey with all of you, and hope that you enjoy coming along.