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?