No one knew what was about to happen. I don’t think we really knew for sure either.
We woke up to the sound of rain hitting the roof, but that didn’t dampen our day.
Everyone was gathering downstairs as we continued to get ready upstairs. I remember blowing a fuse as I was drying my hair and you on the phone trying to figure out where your brother was. He was the only one we were waiting on before we made our appearance.
You were dressed in a pale yellow button-down shirt with blue shorts. My dress was a pale pink halter from @victoriassecret, and I just had to wear flip flops that day. I was more nervous about popping out of the front than facing our families with our news.
We walked down the stairs together as our families were chatting and catching up since the last time they had seen each other.
You led me by the hand to sit down on the couch, seated directly beside Zach. He was smiling from ear to ear!
You slowly turned your back on the rest of them, reached in your pocket and got down on one knee.
Gasps of joy came from the crowd seated behind you.
As you opened the antique red velvet box, a shiny ring popped out and fell in my lap. I remember giggling and watching our families’ faces.
Then you popped the question and I, I hesitated and remarked that I had one condition...and the condition was that we marry before we moved into our home that was under construction.
You nodded, pulled out your flip phone and “called” the priest. As you hung up the phone and announced that it was time to go to the church, our mothers embraced and cheered and then realized they weren’t quite dressed for a wedding.
13 years ago and it still feels like it was yesterday that we surprised our families with not only an engagement, but a preplanned wedding...right down to the flowers being delivered to our car outside to the incredible lunch being prepared at @bullyhillvineyards.
We have done A LOT of things in the last 13 years and have so much to look forward in the future.
Happy anniversary, my love. 🥰