First off, I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who congratulated us on our engagement and wished us their best. It truly blew my mind how many of you reached out and it truly was touching and heartwarming, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Now, let’s get into it…
How We Met:
If you haven’t been following us from the start, Nick and I first met in December 2016. We met online and yes, I slid straight into his DMs. He was just SO CUTE, I couldn’t NOT do it, y’know?! We chatted for about 2 weeks before Nick asked me out on a date. Back then, I was doing the whole fitness Instagram, so our first date was getting a workout in, followed by brunch. The crazy part of all this is that it took me EVERYTHING to not bail on him. I had so many doubts at first and I 90% almost didn’t show up and cancel our date, but something in my gut was telling me to just go. I had nothing to lose, so I went. Girls, let me tell you, LISTEN TO YOUR GUT BECAUSE I’M GETTING MARRIED TO THIS MAN AND MY LIFE WOULD BE DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT IF I HADN’T SHOWED UP OK!
The date obviously went super well and we have been living together since a month into our relationship (when you know, you know).
We had made plans to go on a one-night getaway to the Fairmont Montebello to just get away and spend some quality time together. I also LOVE fall and wanted to experience the beauty of fall in Montebello. So, we got there and went for a pretty fall walk, which are my favorite. The weather was gorgeous and the trees were perfect. We walked to the water and the sun was starting to set, so I pulled out my tripod and set it up because I wanted to snap a photo of us for my Instagram. Although, when I set it all up, little did I know that he had hit the video button, and got down on one knee… I was SHOCKED. This is something we had talked about but always in like a few years. I was NOT expecting it to happen then and there, and so soon! I thought he was pulling a very bad joke on me, but when I saw the ring, I freaked out and jumped into his arms (well more like tackled him to the ground lol). I have NEVER been so happy in my entire life and my whole world just made sense. I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal. We got engaged during my favorite season, on my favorite month, surrounded by fall leaves & a sunset, at one of my favorite places to get away from the city. It was a DREAM. Lastly, the fact that I have it all on video is the best memory of all. (Click here to watch the video) I was in such shock that it all felt like a blur. So, to have that memory on camera forever makes me so happy. We have already watched it together over 50 times and it makes us smile/cry every time.
In the past, he had asked me to show him what kind of ring I liked, but made it super clear that it would be more in a few years lol, so I just thought whatever. I wanted a vintage style ring, in gold. I also grew up wanting my mom’s ring, which had a gorgeous princess cut diamond. So, the fact that he got my ring custom made to be all those things, makes it even more special. The ring is everything and more and I am so thankful to Nick and People’s Jewelers for making the ring of my dreams. I never want to take it off and wouldn’t change a single thing.
I have already had so many people reach out and ask me details about our wedding plans. To be honest, I haven’t had the time to think about it. I’m still in such shock and am still trying to wrap the fact that we are engaged around my head that I can’t even think of it yet. We are hoping to get married in about 2 years. All we know is that we are so excited and so happy that we get to marry each other and that on its own, is a dream come true. If you are a wedding vendor or a bride to be and have any advice or recommendations and tips for anything, please feel free to send me a message or any links you found helpful. I have NO IDEA how to plan a wedding but I am SO EXCITED!!!
Again, thanks so much to everyone for being so loving and supportive. I am so thankful you can all be excited with me hehe. I can’t wait to share this whole journey with you all! Love you all sooooo much xo. Thanks for reading and being part of my journey.
Nick – if you are reading this, I want to thank you for being the man of my dreams. I am thankful to have you by my side every day, no matter what and can’t wait for forever with you. You put so much thought into making this moment special for me and I will never forget it. I can’t wait to marry my best friend. I love you so much and I keep falling more in love with you every day and it truly feels like I am living a fairytale. Love, your fiancé (hehe)