Spring time is wedding time, and we were nostaglic about our own proposal stories, wedding events, and our sweet hubby's. This lead to a fun little interview with some of our bloggers' dear husbands. Their proposals are so sweet from their perspective! First let's hear from Vince::
Date, time, locale of proposal?
Our proposal happened on June 24th, 2011 at the Violet Hour in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood around 7:30PM. I had called in advance to let them know what was going to happen, and the staff was so accommodating. Found out that we were the first engagement at Violet Hour, which is hard to believe with how beautiful and romantic the setting it is inside.
How long did you have the ring before you popped the question?
Well this is where the story gets interesting. I had a ring for quite some time, but it didn't end up being the actual ring. I wanted it to be perfect, and so after thinking this was it - I still wasn't sure it was the right one. After much internal debate, I took my mom back out with me a final time. She helped me feel a lot better about my purchase. (funny side note: Amy and I changed the ring a 3rd time once back in Tampa)
Did you tell your friends or family beforehand?
We were in Chicago from Florida for a wedding that weekend. So when the Friday arrived, my family was already in the know. I arranged her sisters and best friend Jenna to meet us at Violet Hour shortly after the proposal, so they too had some advance warning. I was so worried it would leak out to Amy, that I didn't tell anyone until just hours before - that included her parents, which I would highly recommend getting them involved long in advance for the grooms-to-be. That was my only regret.
In no more than three words, describe your state of mind a few moments before you proposed:
Three words would be next to impossible and I will explain why. After going over in my head about a dozen times what I would say, I was finally ready for the proposal. The almost very instance I was about to drop to one knee, Amy says "I will be right back, have to use the bathroom". So I guess the first and last three words that popped into my mind were "oh wait, ok"
If proposing meant gifting your bride-to-be something other than a ring, what would you have chosen for her?
A few years ago, I started a photo box for Amy of all the memories we had up to that point. It may be cheesy or corny, but memories are all you have at the end of day. And my memories with Amy can be treasured for a lifetime and then some.
Jump to read Courtney & Gavin and Kaity & Bobby's stories!