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Greetings Chic Readers! This ‘Inspired Wednesday’ post is so special to me because I’m sharing photos and talking about the day Kevin and I got engaged a.k.a. the best day of my life so far :)!!
Our engagement anniversary just happened (that’s not even a thing but I like to acknowledge it!). We’ve now been engaged for over a year if you can believe it…because I can’t really! Time flies when you’re busy with work and life and everything in between. Then add planning a wedding to all of that and my oh my how the months are passing by too quickly!
I knew that Kevin was the one for me after just two weeks of dating him! If he asked me to marry him on our 6th date I would have said yes! It seems crazy & extremely quick to know that you’ve found the person who you want to spend forever with however, it wasn’t in our case since we had been best friends all throughout college and prior to dating had known each other for almost 6 years!
We met during our freshman year of college at UCSD where we happened to live directly across the hall from each other. I like to say that everything happens for a reason and this is pretty compelling proof for my theory ;).
So after over 2 years of dating Kevin popped the question 2 days after Thanksgiving last year. He had told me that we were going on a special date and wouldn’t tell me anything about it. This didn’t make me suspicious at all because he’s been known to surprise me with fun dates or tries to be sneaky about something special…so I didn’t think he was proposing.
We went to the La Jolla cove (one of the best spots in the world!) and he had planned a beautiful picnic right before sunset with some of my most favorite appetizers. We had crackers, cheeses, homemade bruschetta, salami & wine! We put our picnic blanket down on the rocks right next to the water. As we were enjoying this nice and tasty spread the sun started to set. The colors in the sky were insanely beautiful. Hot pinks, vivid oranges, yellow hues lit up the sky mixing with fluffy yet whispy clouds. Kevin suggested we stand up to watch the sunset. As we did he started saying very romantic things to me, which again isn’t unusual, and only when he said that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me did I realize that he was proposing! No joke.
Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!! This was the most crazy beautiful moment I have ever experienced.
We both were crying and so extremely happy!! It felt surreal and I kept saying, “I can’t believe you just proposed and that we’re engaged! I love you so much!” It honestly seemed like time stood still for 5-10 minutes and that we were the only 2 people at the cove as we hugged and kissed and admired my new ring!
Then coming back to reality a photographer approached us and said that he started taking pictures of us when he realized Kevin was proposing to me. He was at the cove photographing a family for their Holiday photos since it was a gorgeous November day. He gave us his card because we told him we would of course love to see the photos he captured.
I always wanted our engagement to be photographed from afar, without me knowing, so we would have photos of such a special day but Kevin is a pretty private person. So he didn’t hire a photographer, or have any of our friends or family attend the proposal, because he wanted it to be just us two which I love! But the fact that we serendipitously happened to have a professional photographer take pictures of us during our proposal is pretty crazy and awesome!
Some of the lovely images above were thanks to that nice photographer!
Back to our engagement…we then went to one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla/anywhere called George’s At The Cove. Kevin had made dinner reservations and I was so excited to celebrate with some delicious food and drinks. In a quick car ride I also realized just how much thought and effort Kevin put into our proposal and it really blew me away. George’s isn’t just one of our favorite restaurants, it’s actually where we had our very first date! So sentimental and symbolic right?!
So we’re escorted to our table and I’m completely surprised (once again on this day) to see my parents at the table! Such a sweet surprise! Kevin asked both of my parents for my hand (which I think is phenomenal) two weeks prior to proposing and then asked them to drive down to San Diego to celebrate with us at George’s after the proposal. They knew about the whole thing for a while and kept it a secret, with absolutely no hints or anything, which is very commendable since I’m very close to both of my parents.
It was the most perfect proposal for us and I feel so fortunate to be marrying my best friend in 122 days :)!!! Yes the countdown is real, haha!
Man that was a lot to write and I still feel like I could go on and on but I won’t! Now you know our story & the story of our very special engagement!
xoxo Sera 🙂