This one is so near and dear to my heart and I cannot wait to share with you!
Here is the engagement story from the lovely bride-to-be, Alia:
Scott and I have been dating for almost two years. Throughout our relationship, Scott has always joked about how long it would be before we got married… 5 years, 10 years…”yikes” I always thought!
Scott is in the military and has spent a lot of time away from home this year. We were really excited when we finally got to take a week vacation in Florida.
On the last day of our vacation, Friday, October 8th, after we went to the movies, we headed back to our hotel. When we got back to the room, Scott said he forgot his cell phone in the car. He went down to get it.
When he got back to the room, he had a gift bag behind his back. I peeked and saw that it was from the Pandora store. A charm for my bracelet!! Yay!
Scott explained he bought the "diamond ring charm". He said, "I went to the Pandora store and bought the diamond ring charm to be symbolic... I know you know the real ring is coming, and you've been really patient, and it is coming.... but I just need a little more time...." How SWEET I thought! [I knew it would come eventually-but was thinking maybe closer to Christmas!!!]
I opened the box, pulled out the tissue paper. As I got the tissue paper in the palm of my hand, Scott proclaimed "...but then I thought...WHY WAIT?" I went into panic mode...Huh? What? Wait. What's going on?? I looked down to the tissue paper in my hand, and saw a beautiful diamond ring peeking out. I immediately clenched my hand so tight. Scott dropped to his knee and asked those 4 precious words that a girl waits her entire life to hear...."Will you marry me??"....Oh. My. God. Well it must've been about 3 minutes before I came out of shock. I couldn't even open my hand to look at the ring!!! Poor Scott was on his knee the whole time! Finally, I opened my hand to see the most beautiful ring! Scott said "SOOOOOOO....." and that was when I realized I had not answered his question. Of course, it was YES! YES! YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!
I literally had NO IDEA. I am a very difficult person to surprise. I consider myself extremely perceptive and often times notice if anything is "off"! However, Scott was on his A-game. I never suspected it would happen that day. He literally took my breath away. Even better, was that he asked my dad...and my mom. Both were waiting by their phones for me to call! It was absolutely THE perfect engagement. It was unexpected. thoughtful. special. unforgettable. perfect!! All I can say is that I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Scott is the best thing that ever happened to me. I can't wait to marry him, to be husband and wife, and live this life with my very best friend. :)
I grew up in Madison. Scott grew up in Wisconsin. We recently bought a house in Clinton! Our wedding date is set - 09.10.11!
How adorable are these two (and those EYES are just stunning!)
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