What's Your Engagement Story?

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Registered: 11-02-2010
What's Your Engagement Story?
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 3:30pm

All this Prince William/Kate Middleton-engagement-during-vacation-in-Africa talk has got me thinking... I want to hear more engagement stories! Share it here and it may appear in a later iVillage feature.

I'll get the ball rolling with my own...

My Friday night plans were to go for a manicure with my best friend, then meet my boyfriend for dinner. I picked out a nail color I had been wanting to try for a long time: sapphire blue.

I finished my manicure and called my BF to find out where he wanted to meet for dinner. I was starving so I was ready to EAT. He picks up the phone all sleepy (my BF likes his sleep) and I'm all, "Where are we meeting -- I'm starving!" He implores me to just come home and we'll figure it out. We go back and forth about it for a while. "Just come home!" he says, somewhat annoyed. (Did I mention he's grumpy when he's woken up?) "Fine!" I shout back. (Did I mention I get grumpy when I'm hungry?)

I stew all the way home and walk in the door ready to give him attitude -- instead I find candles and rose petals everywhere with him down on one knee. He asks me to marry him and presents me with the ring: A sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Of course I said yes. Then I marveled at the serendibity of my chosen nail color.

Okay, now it's your turn!


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Registered: 10-25-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 4:03pm

That's a wonderful engagement story! I just got engaged on Friday. My boyfriend and I had plans to go to a Dave Mathews Band concert that night...or so I thought. Right before the concert, my boyfriend called me and told me that the tickets fell through but that he had made dinner reservations somewhere nice to make up for it. We ended up going to a really romantic spot and had the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. When we got back to our apartment I found candles everywhere (there must have been about 80!), several bouquets of white roses, red velvet cupcakes, champagne and the ring. That's when he proposed!

It turns out that my boyfriend had been on the phone with friends of ours all day planning how he wanted the apartment to look and then they came over while we were at dinner to get it set up. So glad they took photos so that I will always remember how beautiful everything looked. Here's one they took! :-)

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Registered: 11-01-2010
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 4:24pm

I love reading these stories!

Here's mine:

We were on vacation in New Mexico, hiking in the Geronimo Trail. We must have walked eight hours -- stopping at natural hot spring half way through -- and by the time we got back to the camp site, I was exhausted. My legs were like jelly. After we settled down, put up our tent, built a fire, I was about ready to pass out. Then suddenly, after our meal of canned tuna fish and crackers (yum!) Chad got down on his knees and asked me to marry him. Like Prince William, he carried the ring in his backpack the whole time.

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 7:39am

Awww, how sweet.


You guys chose a date yet?


Not everything that counts can be counted

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Registered: 10-25-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:43am

No date yet but I think next September or October. We're going to the Bahamas the first week of December and we promised each other no planning until after the trip! :smileywink:

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Registered: 05-31-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:22am

DH proposed to me in the recovery room after surgery. I didn't know but he'd had the ring for a month and had been planning on proposing near my birthday.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:58am

Oh, I *love* reading these stories! I don't get to share mine very often, but I'll spill it here.

DH and I met when I was 17 and he was 20. He had an on-again, off-again girlfriend. I was a senior in high school and not looking for anything serious. But there was a

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Registered: 03-23-2005
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 11:43am

My DH proposed 3 days after I had gallbladder surgery.

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Registered: 10-23-2007
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 12:06pm
What is it with all of these surgery stories? LOL.

DH had the date set for awhile and then my appendix needed to be out a week or two before all of a sudden. My ring came in and my husband had to go pick it up the same night that they took it out- my surgery was that morning so I was recovering He did He told me was working to make up hours that he had missed while staying with me in the hospital. He said he felt horrible leaving me there but had to go do the ring thing.
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Registered: 11-18-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 1:52pm

We were living in California, where my now-husband is from,

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 2:21pm
~*Congrats Michelle!!*~ How exciting!