Sep 29, 2012



i love how he proposed because it was unbelievably perfect and romantic and now i have this beautiful story to tell for the rest of my life!

a week before my birthday (Oct 7, a Thursday that year) he asks if we can do my birthday dinner on saturday instead of thursday. i was a little annoyed. why couldn't we go to dinner on my birthday? but he said that he wanted to take me to this really great restaurant in malibu and it would probably be best if we went on a day that we both weren't working. i felt a little sheepish for being annoyed. how adorable that he had planned something so nice for my birthday! and i love malibu to death, which he knows, so i was totally down for a romantic evening at some great restaurant on the beach! saturday comes and i get all dressed up and i'm so excited for dinner. i wore these great black suede boots from chinese laundry (a xmas gift from FI) and a cute dress and i had spent almost an hour doing my makeup. but just before we're about to leave, FI says that i should wear SNEAKERS?? WTF? he says that i may get wet! is he crazy? i just got all dolled up for him! finally i gave in and i grabbed my sneakers.

we drive about 45 minutes to malibu. but we passed the restaurant!

"babe! you missed it! the restaurant was back there!"

"i want to take you somewhere first", he says. what is he DOING??

"but, aren't our reservations in 10 minutes??" i'm somewhat panicky at this point. what if we lose our reservations? then he tells me that he lied-our reservations aren't until 7! (it's 5:30 at this point). so i'm thinking, what the heck are we going to do for an hour and a half? we drove another 20 minutes to this AMAZING beach (can't remember the name) with these super cool caves. so now i understand the need for sneakers. he brought my camera too! i couldn't understand what that was all about. guys aren't usually into taking pictures but he gave me some smooth line about how it was such a cool photo op and he thought i would always want to remember my 25th birthday there. good point. besides the weather was perfect that afternoon. so we took a ton of pictures and then he said he wanted to go up to this cliff and lay down because the sun was about to set. i was very impressed with him. this was all very romantic! so we layed down on our blanket and watched this amazing view when he started to tell me the cutest things! i didn't know he was going somewhere with all this! i kept interrupting him to tell him how great he was, etc. (we're a very mushy couple sometimes). finally, he told me that without me there was no him and he got down on one knee and pulled out this huge box with my ring inside!! i started crying and i think i look hideous when i cry, so i kind of covered my face with my hands. i dont even think i actually answered him, i just threw my arms around him and kissed him and told him i loved him!

"we have to call your parents!" says FI, while we're walking back to the car. my parents? i have to call everyone i've ever met!! but we can start with my parents. "well, i mean, they already know...". wait, what? then he tells me that he already called my dad that week and asked for his permission! i started crying all over again.

the restaurant was amazing. they gave us the best table overlooking the ocean because he called ahead to tell them that he was proposing that night! he's not a big drinker but he ordered us champagne right away and it was SOOOO cute! he definitely swept me off my feet and i know he'll make me happy for the rest of my life.

these are a few of the pictures we took before it all went down!

Engaged photo 1Engaged photo 2Engaged photo 3Engaged photo 4Engaged photo 5Engaged photo 6


(5) Comments


You two are gorgeous

I love how he proposed! So cute!! You make such a cute couple!


Congrats on your engagement! I love your proposal story, very romantic indeed! You guys are too cute together!