And Now It’s Official!

Thursday, May 19, 2010 was the closing ceremony of the leadership program where we met five years ago and of which we have been active members ever since. We decided it would be a great way to celebrate our pre-anniversary (we had set May 19, 2012 as the wedding date) in full circle. We sat down to chat with old friends, and he was invited to say a few words on behalf of the College of Engineering Student Council, of which he is president. So at the beginning of the opening presentation, up he goes to the podium to speak and he proceeds to tell everyone he is going to propose!

He explained the reasons why he chose that particular date (pre-wedding anniversary) and place (surrounded by all our friends and the program that watched our relationship grow), and then he said that he was complying with the things I really wanted in a proposal—lots of people and lots of pictures. (If there aren’t any witnesses or photographic proof, it didn’t happen or at least I can’t prove that it happened.)

He then asked me to join him up in front while proceeding to talk about my engagement ring. I had made a huge deal beforehand of the fact that I wanted to choose the most important piece of jewelry I will ever wear. With that in everybody’s mind, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in the most adorable way ever (ketchup to my fries, salt to my pepper, PB to my J—Will you marry me?) with his mother’s engagement ring in his hand so I could pick my own later on. After that all you could hear was my really loud “Finally” and the claps and cheers of the crowd.

We knew everyone at the ceremony, so afterward they all came over to congratulate us and lots of hugs and kisses were passed around. The rest of the night followed as if it were our personal engagement party; we were the stars of night, all wound up in a lovely blissful cloud. We had an awesome time enjoying the moment with our friends. There was loads of food and drinks, and even a band.

It was exactly what I wanted in a proposal, and it ended up being even better than I imagined! I am so grateful for the effort he put in coordinating it with the program’s managers and so grateful that they allowed him to give me such a meaningful surprise.

It was a night I’ll never ever forget and a wonderful story to tell our children.






*All personal pictures

Did your fiancé fulfill your proposal dreams, or was it a total surprise?


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 1:49 pm

    Awww so sweet… how cool for it to the way the dates lined up! (I’m a nerd about dates) My guy proposed just the way I wanted it to be (us alone on a beach) but I wasn’t expecting him to do it the way I wanted- since I got to pick my ring too! It was all kinds of perfect!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:02 pm

    The date thin is really cute. I didn’t have a proposal in mind, I wasn’t expecting an actual proposal at all, but mine was simple and perfect.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:47 pm

    These pictures are adorable! Great job Mr. BC!

  4. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:35 pm

    Awwww, so sweet! You two look so happy and in love. Mr. B did good. :)

  5. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 4:36 pm

    @hisbahamamama: That sounds wonderful! I’m happy you got your perfect proposal too!

    @Coffee cup: Too bad we had to move the wedding date.. it would have been awesome.

    @Mrs. Pony: Thanks! He did an awesome job!

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    alleycat 661 posts, Busy bee @ 5:00 pm

    Awwww I love it! Omg the ketchup to your fries…so freaking cute. I love that even though you had already talked about marriage (and even set a date!) he still managed to surprise you.

    At first I thought I wanted my fiance to propose when we were vacationing in Mexico, and I was bummed when he didn’t. But the way he did was so much better in the end, because I wasn’t expecting it at all. I loved the surprise! Kinda like you, we’d talked about when we would want to get married (and even picked out a ring already). So I knew it was coming, just the actual proposal was a surprise :)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:40 pm

    Seriously one of the most adorable stories I have ever heard. I picked out my ring, but he still managed to surprise me with the actual proposal!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:46 pm

    Oh my gosh you guys are too freaking cute. Love that he did it in such a perfect way for the two of you!!

  9. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:58 am

    Awww, what a sweet proposal! I love the photos!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:27 pm

    What a sweet proposal!

  11. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:45 am

    Ohhh you look soooo happy in that last picture! What a sweet way to propose after you had decided to set a date. :)

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