Our Engagement Story
A hurricane was coming. I called C from work, assuming our trip was off. But he was happy as could be assuring me rain or shine it would be a good getaway. So he picked me up and we drove slowly through the beating rain down to meet his parents at their lake house. We had a quick dinner, and all gathered on the couches to watch TV. We talked and we laughed and we planned to visit vineyards the next day if the rain decided to let up. Around midnight the yawns became contagious, so Christian kissed me on the forehead and headed up to his room. I washed my face, pulled my hair into a topknot, and climbed into the guest bed. Just like normal. And I smiled because I was the happiest.
The next morning was quiet, and I got to spend it sipping coffee and watching Pretty Little Liars (yasss), while Christian and his Dad fixed some siding on the house. It was windy and stormy, but the rain had stopped. So eventually we all went to the little diner in town for lunch and shared a booth by the window. His parents had too much to do that day, so they sent the two of us off to vineyard hop on our own. And so we did : )
The sun began to set as we rushed home to get dressed for dinner. His parents took their boat out to the mechanic because it needed to be "fixed immediately." I sat on the couch, and Christian paced back and forth unable to sit still until finally he grabbed my hand and walked us briskly down to the dock, apparently to help his parents bring in the boat. I protested as we waited, with the cold and wind giving me goosebumps, so he pulled me in to keep me warm. But out of the corner of my eye I saw the boat. Both of our families together floating in, holding a sign that said "Will you marry me?" And Christian was on his knee, holding out the most beautiful ring saying the most beautiful things that neither of us can remember because our hearts were beating so loudly. And I said yes.
And I was happier than the happiest I'd thought I'd ever been.
You are my whole heart, C.
Photos by Ashley Louise Photography