I expected him to propose at any time after that. But he took his sweet time. ;) Summer ended and school began. I had wanted a fall wedding. We could go home over fall break and it would be gorgeous - autumn leaves, crisp air, you get the picture. Once night while we were watching a movie at his place, he came around the corner, got down on one knee, and asked, "Bri, will you (*Insert longest pause of my life here*) give me some popcorn?" I about killed him. October quickly arrived and our fall break plans included.......nothing special. Or so I thought. He told me on Friday that I needed to prepare for a special day on Saturday. I knew he was going to propose. I kept asking him how to dress. He eventually told me casual in the morning and fancy for the afternoon.
I drove to his apartment the next morning fully anticipating that night to be the moment I finally said yes. After hanging out at the apartment for awhile, me anxiously awaiting the surprise agenda for the day, we headed out. Hubby had decided we were going to eat lunch at one of our favorite places - Big Truck Tacos (mmmmm) so we headed to that part of the city to waste some time. One of his job sites was over that way so he drove there to show me around. We happened to drive past our favorite coffee shop, Cuppies & Joe, which I just happened to notice was closed.
After driving around the job site, we headed back past the coffee shop. He pulled in the parking lot. I told him they were closed but he insisted we get out. There were a couple of girls who were walking down the sidewalk ahead of us - they walked up to the coffee shop door and turned away because they were closed. I looked at Hubby, "I told you so." But he pulled me forward. Despite the "CLOSED" sign hanging on the door, he opened the door and walked in like he owned the place. The shop is an old house. And they left it very "homey." Each room is set up with pieces of furniture - tables, sofas, big comfy chairs. It's adorable. Well, one of the rooms had a vase of flowers, a chai tea (my personal choice since I don't like coffee), a coffee for Hubby, our favorite cupcakes - red velvet & german chocolate, and a picture of our official first date (the trip to Falling Water). I realized in the moments it took us to walk in the door and into the room that the proposal was not going to wait until that night. It was happening now!
Hubby read me a poem he wrote that detailed our very own story and ended with popping me the question! I quickly said yes! My ring was perfect. And he still managed to surprise me by asking me in the morning instead of in the evening. He did say later that he completely forgot to get down on one knee because of his nerves. But I confessed that I hadn't even noticed.
|Unbelievably Happy...with scrumptious cupcakes! :)|
|They tweeted about us!!|
We did still go to lunch at Big Truck...which was scrumptious!
That afternoon was spent on the phone with family and settling on a tentative date. My parents were set to have a wedding in December. But with school, I thought that was just a little too soon. So we planned to be wed over springbreak in March.
We ended the evening with a very romantic dinner at Benvenuti's Ristorante, which, as Google Maps describes, is "Gourmet Italian Fare in Romantic Digs." They have THE best truffle french fries!
|Very much wish this restaurant was in PA. :(|
It was the perfect day. One I will never forget. And one I can't wait to tell our daughter someday.
Were you surprised by your proposal?? Or did you see it coming?