In the last 5-6 years, I had the privilege to work with so many different people and had the best clients ever. Throughout the years, I have heard hundreds of stories of how my brides got engaged and every single one of them were so beautiful and so touching. And I've always wondered how my story would be.
A little over a week ago, the love of my life, my best friend, my boyfriend for the last 9.5 years, surprised the heck out of me. Of course with the help of some of my closest friends and sister, he really pulled this off well and it just blew my mind.
About a month ago, one of my best friends planned just a Funday Sunday at Disneyland. This is rather common because her and her husband takes some of us every so often. So I never suspected anything was going down. After having some cocktails, my friend Danica suggested we should go try that one white roller coaster. Because they needed a way to get me to pass by the Caricature stand that Ryan made an appointment for.
... quick back story, I've always wanted to get one done. I find it so cute and hilarious, and a fun little memory keepsake. But we just never got around to it....
When we passed by the caricature stand, I immediately bursted to Ryan that we should get one done. I said we can do it after the ride, but everyone said it's fine, we can just do it now.. After sitting around for an hour, my bum was numb and I was so antsy to see the picture. It didn't help that many people were starring as they walked by or crowded around. So it made me super curious on what he's drawing. I really thought it must be a very hilarious picture.
Once the artist finished, he told me I can come and look first. I walked over to see the drawing and I kept starring at it and I couldn't see what was funny. It took me a little while till I notied the ring in the picture. I then looked up and saw in Ryan's speech bubble "Will You Marry Me?" ... and that's when it hit me. I turned around and saw the love of my life on his knee asking me to marry him in front of the crowd. I couldn't help it but tears were pouring down like Niagara falls. Tears of joy of course. It was simply the most perfect proposal and far beyond what I imagined it would be.
I'm so glad that he was able to arrange it so that some of my favorite people in my life was able to be there to share this amazing moment with.
Thank you to my dearest friends for helping Ryan pull this off and also helping him search for the perfect ring. Thank you to my future bro in law and Briggette for making it out in time to be there with us. Thank you to my dearest sister for making sure my nails were done prior to this happening. And of course the biggest thanks to my fiance Ryan.
Let the wedding planning begin!