I was sifting through old “Wedding Wednesday” posts, and I realized that I never shared our proposal story with you! I told you about engagement chicken, but a lot happened between the day I cooked the bird and the day the ring was on my finger. Want to know how it went down?
It was our last week in San Francisco, and we were packing for our move out of the city. After a particularly long week at work, Travis and I went to In ‘n Out for a cheeseburger. When the meal was over, Travis suggested we drive to a nearby mall to wait out the terrible Friday evening traffic in the city.
We “wandered” into a jewelry store to look at rings with no intention of actually purchasing one. But when the woman at the counter slipped the perfect ring onto my finger, Travis and I were both pretty excited.
He told me that he thought we should buy the ring. “But,” he said, “This is not an official proposal. You have to wait for me to give you the ring, and you can’t tell ANYONE that we bought it.”
I burst into tears of joy outside the Wetzel’s Pretzels and agreed anxiously to keep quiet.
We spent the next week trying to pack in a bunch of fun “San Francisco” activities before we moved—picnics at the beach and Dolores Park, romantic dinners— and each time we went out, I was sure he was going to propose. My stomach was in knots, and I was not-so-subtle about being ready to make it official.
We moved to our new place outside the city and I spent the first night unpacking our bedrom. Early the next morning, I felt Travis rustling around next to me in bed. He turned to me in my half-awake state and said, “You forgot to unpack one of the boxes.” When I rolled over in my hazy state to see what on earth he was talking about, he opened the little box that I had been dying to see for eight long days. He found a way to surprise me, even though I knew the ring was coming… it was truly the best proposal I could’ve asked for.
Married gals: tell me your proposal story! Unmarried gals: have you envisioned your perfect proposal? Do you know of any other good proposal stories? (I love ’em!) Share in the comments!!