At 7:15 that morning my parents woke me up to deliver a beautiful box. Inside was an iPad with a video, an envelope, and a ticket. With sleepy morning eyes, I watched my boyfriend explain that he had planned something special for my birthday. He had set up a series of clues that would lead me to different destinations. A celebratory scavenger hunt.
And at his request, I vlogged it all. I tried my best to capture every step, every clue, every moment that he would only be able to experience through the lens of my camera. I wanted him to see every smile and laugh he was responsible for creating.
I want you, my sweet readers, to experience it all with me too. So instead of sharing it all in this post, I’m going to edit & narrate the vlog and let you watch it unfold.
But, as many of you already know, the day ended in a surprise engagement and party! It was like something out of a movie only better because films are just make-believe and this is real life!
As you get older, there will be many times when people ask you if you feel any differently. High school graduation, your 18th birthday, your 21st birthday, college graduation, etc. On none of those occasions did I wake up feeling like an entirely new person. This is different. It is the one exception (love always is).
From the moment Will asked me to marry him and slipped the most beautiful ring on my finger, I was forever changed. I feel new, refreshed, and more full of hope and optimism than I have ever been. I have been reminded of how incredible life truly is.
I’m so thankful to everyone who helped make our engagement so special. Our families helped make yesterday happen and it feels amazing to have their love & support as we set out to build a new life together. If anyone who was a part of yesterday is reading this, know that I love you. From the bottom of my heart, I love you! And thank you!
I’m also looking forward to sharing my journey with my readers! There are two new sections coming to the blog. One that will focus on weddings & couple related topics and another that will serve as an advice column that covers life, love, style and everything else you’d like me to share my take on.
I hope you’re just as excited as me! Also, please take a second to check out our amazing & talented photographer and hair/makeup geniuses! Links to both of these talented ladies below!
Hair and Makeup: Nikki from www.nikkiparisi.com
Photography: Alyssa from alyssamarie-photography.com
My dress, his bow tie & suspenders are from: Nordstrom