If you have had a conversation with me in the past three years, it has probably come up that I have been waiting for a ring…. and waiting… and then a little more waiting… but on August 6th 2019 Ryan FINALLY PROPOSED! (I feel like there should be an orchestra and a lot of cheering, confetti flying, bottles popping… lol). Everyone said “oh, just be patient… it will come in time” “it will happen when you’re least expecting it” but here’s the thing… we have been together for five years, we have lived together for 3.5 of those years and we have owned a house together for two of them…. it’s been time for a while and being patient and not thinking about it simply isn’t an option when your job is WEDDINGS. So ladies, if you are one of the ones waiting for a ring like I have been for years; don’t give up! In all honesty, I knew that Ryan was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with from very early in our relationship… and if I wanted to commit to spending Forever with someone, I can do that with, and without a ring on my finger.
Okay, let’s get to the good stuff!
On Tuesday the 6th I had a plan to spend the day shopping for bridesmaid dresses for my friend Elayna’s wedding, we had all the appointments lined up and we were going to go to three different bridal salons in one day, and that evening Ryan and I had purchased Hozier Concert Tickets (one of our favourite musicians) and planned on going to Acapulco Delight for some cheese chimichangas prior to that . In the days leading up to that day, he must have asked me ten times what time I would be coming home, and stressed the schedule, telling me we needed to leave for dinner early so that we could get to the casino on time, and beat the line. This didn’t raise any suspicion on my part until he told me that he was going to try and get out of work early and he was going to wake up at 2:30pm to go to an 8pm concert (Ryan works midnights and doesn’t usually wake up until 6pm or so). So when I walked in the door at 4:10pm to see that Ryan was all dressed and showered I was quite surprised. Ryan proceeded to follow me around the house while I did my nails, hair and makeup. Then; just as I finished putting my shoes on, he called me over and said “I have something else that I thought you would want to wear tonight” and then he pulled out my dream ring, used my full name, and asked me to be his wife. I (of course) cried and said yes, even though I REALLY wanted to say “Meh… I’ll think about it” just so that I could make him wait in anticipation like I had to! haha
After it happened I was in shock, but I knew I had to call my best friend Stephanie, I had 5% battery life and it was JUST enough to make one phone call on the way to Acapulco. The one thing that Ryan didn’t do was make a video or take photos! What the heck!? I have umpteen photographer/ videographer friends and he could have set a phone up in a corner… but NOPE. So at the restaurant I had Kevin (yes, I know the waiter by name, we are regulars) to take a photo of the two of us. I joked around and told ryan he should have proposed in a Chimichanga because that would have been a great story to tell, but I appreciate that we were able to have a private moment in our house together. It was also kind of nice to have no cellphone, so I wasn’t even tempted to post on social media or spill the news until the following day. Instead, we enjoyed the night together as FIANCE’S!
Huge Thankyou to the very talented Nik Veigli for taking some fresh engagement photos of us that wasn’t on a cell phone because I just was. not. having it. lol
More of these lovelies to come ;)