Biggest Surprise Ever!

You already know that I did not receive a ring along with my proposal. But what actually happened??

It began like any other Saturday night. We headed to a friend’s house to hang out. Much fun was had, and we somehow ended up being there until about 5:30am. I was nodding off on the couch, so we decided to call it a night and head home.

When we arrived back at our apartment, I was still so sleepy but the ever-clever Mr. Whale noticed that the sun was about to come up. Our balcony faces east, so we can sit on our couch and watch the sunrise without even going outside. I agreed to watch the sunrise before we went to bed.

As he often does, Mr. Whale then picked up his guitar and started playing a few different things. While the sun was coming up, he started playing a song that he wrote about me. (It’s so good, and I’m not just saying that because it’s about me!) Near the end, we both got a little teary. When it was over, he just looked up and, out of nowhere said, “Will you marry me?”

!!!!! I’m pretty sure I looked something like this (except a little more tired):

Image from Angie Animated / Image from the movie Tangled

Of course, my first response was, “Are you serious?” (I’m very smooth.) He confirmed that he was indeed serious, and I said YES!

There was no hidden photographer. There was no ring. He wasn’t down on one knee. But it was perfect! Why? Because I was SO surprised! Which is what I wanted!!! (And as it turns out, he was surprised too! He told me that he didn’t decide to do it until the last few seconds of the song.)

I may not have had the fairy tale perfect proposal, but I wouldn’t change a thing. How many other proposals involve both people being surprised by it?! Aaaaaah! I still get a little giddy every time I think about it. And in case you’re worried, I do have a ring now. I got to pick it out, which was a little mini-adventure all on it’s own.

How was your proposal unique? Was it the way you dreamed it would be or was it totally different?


Mrs. Blue Whale

College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. bluewhale Bee
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 5:40 pm

    @mz2handgrip: Awww. That sounds so nice.

    @Miss Wallaby: He IS romantic. He’s waaaaaay more romantic than me!

    @debeachgirl: Hahaha. That’s so funny that you were trying to get him to leave and he was trying to propose. Definitely guarantees a surprise though!

    @Miss Toadstool: Awwww. I guess you’re right. It was kind of fairytale-like. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:56 pm

    Awww that it totally sweet! Funny thing is my fiance caught be so off guard that the first thing out of my mouth was are you serious too haha!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:05 am

    aww that’s super sweet and sounds perfect to me. It seems like a perfect proposal for you two!

  4. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 8:33 am

    aww i love that he surprised himself too. that’s the best – truly “in the moment”!

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