Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
I had been thinking about the “ideal” proposal for half a year before I actually started planning the proposal. It was important for me to ask for her father’s blessing before I proposed. I was just as nervous, if not more, about asking him compared to the actual proposal! After asking her father, I didn’t have a set idea, place, or time for the proposal but I was able to “steal” an idea from Daryl, and put my own twist on it. I like to think that I was cool, calm, and collective the day of the proposal because I didn’t want to make Daryl suspicious of anything. Everything went as planned and my nerves didn’t kick in until it was time for me to open the ring box…I was shaking like a leaf!
Even though Joe stole my idea I still had no idea that he was up to anything. Of course I always hoped that one day he would ask me to marry him, but he was definitely playing it off and I was clueless. As Joe and I sat on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants the jeweler turned the corner, with a briefcase in hand, and I was in complete shock. I couldn’t really believe what was happening until Joe started speaking. We even had our dog with us and I’m pretty sure he was excited to have witnessed the proposal. It’s a day that I will never forget.