Beach Getaway Turned Semi-Proposal

Being together for over four years has given us lots of time to think/obsess/discuss marriage. We talked about getting married after college graduation, but the first time we seriously discussed marriage was while on vacation in Vieques.

Now, lets take a break to drool over Vieques beach scenes…




…and I’m back.

I had planned a getaway for us at this small island off the coast of PR as last year’s Christmas present for Mr. Boa. So here we are on a gorgeous white beach…and I start babbling about the wonderful Eurotrip I wanted to take after graduation. You could say my mister was less than amused by this idea; he stated that he wanted our first trip to Europe to be our honeymoon. So the conversation shifted toward “let’s seriously talk about marriage” territory and happily ended by taking out an iPhone to select a date on the calendar. We left Vieques after a wonderful week in a rosy love bubble with May 19, 2012 as our wedding date. Then reality hit—I was ecstatic about having a concrete future planned with the love of my life, but I felt kind of in limbo. Was I engaged or wasn’t I?


*All personal pictures

Any other brides-to-be that had to wait to make it “officially” official?


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Losing a Month of Our Engagement
Honeymoon in My Hometown: New York, New York
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    knvprincess143 1036 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:02 pm

    We set May 19 as our date too, before it was official. We picked that day because it is our 5 year love-a-versary.

    Yes as a matter of fact, I was in the “offiically” limbo (for like 2 month) and how do you share that with people. I have a wedding date! So your engaged? Yeah kinda? Well you are or you arn’t!?!

    So, I only told my BFF and my mom. Then waited for the ring.

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    Lauren, Guest @ 2:05 pm

    No freakin way! We got engaged on Culebra but spent the rest of the week celbrating on Vieques… and our wedding is on May 19, 2012!!!! Small world!

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 2:10 pm

    Awww! I love that you picked out a date right then and there. Mr. U and I have been talking marriage since 07 so I don’t think I could possibly have known the date that far in advance. This is such a sweet story though!!

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    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:26 pm

    My Mom always said you’re not really engaged until you have a date. Even though I had a rock on my finger I wasn’t engaged until we set our date!
    Love that you chose the date right off the bat.

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:08 pm

    We spent a month “unofficialy” engaged, although for me it was done deal by then. He later surprised me with a ring.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:21 pm

    Aww, I think it’s so romantic you picked a date right on the (gorgeous) beach!

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    olioliwoo, Guest @ 10:06 pm

    I’d say you were engaged because you guys set a concrete date and made a commitment :)

    Vieques looks gorgeous! My boyfriend is Puerto Rican, so I’ve been lucky to visit PR twice now, but haven’t made it over to Vieques yet…your photos are making it even more tempting!

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    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 10:37 pm

    @Lauren: Tiny world! Vieques is gorgeous. It was my first trip there and I completely fell in love!
    @Miss Unicycle: @Miss Eagle: @Mrs. Pony: We chose the date before anything else since we had to finals, graduation and work around. It sounds romantic but was actually very matter-a-factly but exciting nonetheless
    @knvprincess143: @olioliwoo: For us and our parents we were engaged but it’d hard to explain to people. I explained to Mr. Boa and Mami Boa that if I can’t post on FB (which they both agreed I shouldn’t do to avoid all the drama of having a nontraditional proposal) then I’m still not “officially” engaged

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:21 pm

    Y’all have the cutest and most gooey (in a good way) romantic story EVA. Loves it!

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:50 am

    It’s a strange word, FIANCE… never liked that word for some reason. Doesn’t flow :)
    I like boyfriend better or even husband!

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    misscomicbook 2688 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:51 pm

    Still in limbo here. A lot of people at work know the situation and they tease me calling my SO my FI. Still kind of makes me uncomfortable because we’re not official.

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