Friday, November 15, 2013


First off I want to thank everyone for all of the messages, comments, texts, etc. on all forms of social media and in real life - it has been the craziest/most wonderful couple of days and we are so happy and excited for everything!

Here's our engagement story...

Saturday morning one of Kevin's friends came over to help him fix the ceiling in the bathroom. Around lunchtime they finished and decided they were going to go get something to eat, while I went to the mall. I got home around 3:00ish I think and Kevin was already back. We watched TV for a few minutes and I realized I hadn't had anything to eat yet so I got up to make a sandwich. He asked if I was hungry and if I wanted to go down to Castle Island (one of our favorite places to go and walk around and get not-very-good-for-you food.) I think I kind of said no because he had already eaten, and I didn't really want to eat alone? He asked again and I changed my mind - who says no to a delicious hot dog and fries?! (Especially right before they're about to get engaged?! Ha!)

We got in the car and headed down the street to Castle Island, where it was actually really chilly. It's right on the water so there was a breeze from ocean. I got my food and we went to sit on a bench like we usually do before we walk around. Kevin kept saying how chilly he was since we were sitting in the shade, so we got up and started to walk while I finished eating my fries. I was focusing on keeping my hair out of my mouth while trying to eat and not spill the container and the next thing I know Kevin is there holding a box with the most beautiful ring! I stopped and looked at him and I think I kept saying, "Are you serious?!" over and over. From there the rest of it is a little jumbled, I was so in shock/excited/had a mouthful of fries/couldn't believe what was actually happening! He asked if I wanted to put it on and obviously the answer to that was a big fat YES! There were no actual tears, surprisingly, but I remember getting a huge lump in my throat and I think my voice got funny...

Afterwards we walked the rest of the way around Castle Island, and I asked a million questions - apparently everyone knew he was planning it and he had even called and talked to both of my parents earlier in the week! I didn't call anyone until we got back to the car, which was nice. I liked walking around for those few minutes just the two of us, and even though everyone else knew it was happening that day, we got to enjoy it by ourselves for a little while. 

I still can't believe this gorgeous ring is MINE and we're really getting married!

Later on that night we went out to two of our favorite restaurants down the street to celebrate, where I ended up sitting next to a woman at the bar who is a stylist and friends with a guy who designs wedding gowns!! He was supposed to be meeting her there and she said he would make anything I wanted! It was so crazy. He never showed up before we left, but what are the odds?!

Edamame with a celebratory candle - why not?!

Our friend did the writing on this... He thinks he's so funny. He also needs to work on his handwriting.

Then on Sunday my family came over with champagne and my mom, sister and I discussed all things wedding. My mom has already picked out what she wants to wear haha.

It's crazy though how you can think about getting engaged and wonder how it's going to happen and what your reaction is going to be (or was that just me?), but when it actually happens it is the most overwhelmingly amazing feeling ever. We had the best weekend together celebrating and I'm so excited to spend this next year planning and finally getting married!! It all still feels very, very surreal.

Since we've started planning I now need to put together a wedding binder! Have any of you married ladies used the printables you can get on Etsy? I already have a binder I can use so I don't see the point in getting another one that has everything in it when I can just kind of make one myself. And also - any tips for planning? Things that I need to make a priority (other than the venue and photographer)? Things you freaked out over that ended up not being important? Any and all advice is welcomed and appreciated. :)


  1. So happy for you and your ring is drop dead gorgeous! I think there's nothing better than having it happen where it's totally you guys. Nothing dramatic, no 3 different camera angles, but where your own stamp is on it. And taking time together before telling everyone, I think is the best thing! Have fun planning!

  2. Hello!

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