I’ve made it to Vegas! There’s a 99% chance I’m laying by the pool, cocktail in hand #rightmeow. If you’re really curious, you can check instagram for confirmation of my whereabouts. Also, Happy First Day of SPRING!
The Proposal Story continues…When I left off yesterday, Matt had just slipped some bling on my ring finger. After an emotional, but exciting few moments alone we were surprised by Matt’s mom, dad, grandmother, sisters and brother! They came out from a hiding spot playing one of my favorite songs [Matt Nathanson, Come on Get Higher] and ready to toast us with champagne.
Despite knowing there were close by, I had no idea they would be there to share the moment with us. It was really special.
And then, when I really thought the moment couldn’t get better…We had a few more guests arrive:
My parents and my little sister!
This is when I really freaked out.
I couldn’t believe that Matt had orchestrated such a huge surprise. Having my parents fly to Michigan from Florida and keeping it a total and complete secret was absolutely incredible. I couldn’t believe that they were there to share such an amazing moment with us. This was the first time our parents and siblings had the opportunity to meet, so it made the occasion even more special.
It turns out that Matt’s entire family found out about the proposal at the wedding in Detroit, and many of them had even seen the ring which was being held by Matt’s uncle for safe keeping. Instead of taking his mom out for a massage, Matt and his mom were at the airport picking up my parents and setting up the gazebo. It turns out everyone knew about the proposal [except me!]. Needless to say I was overwhelmed with the amount of love I felt.
Although the moments before I said Yes seemed to fly by, the incredible emotion that accompanied it and the feeling of sharing it with both of our families will stay with me always.
And just like that, we were engaged.
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