Welcome to whitechiffon, the wedding journal of Ashley & Geoff! Now that we're engaged, we thought it would be fun for both of us to keep this journal. That way we can look back on our time as fiancees all the way to the alter. Plus we can share the details with all our friends and family.
So ok, ok, it's time to give you all the complete story that you've all been waiting for! All the pictures and information from Geoff's beautiful & romantic proposal of marriage to me!
Geoff had Friday off from work & was planning on making raviolis for dinner. He seemed pretty excited about it & kept mentioning it, so I did sort of feel like something was going on. But I really didn't think a proposal was possible!
So Friday comes around and I leave to go to work. And my lame car wouldn't start. I didn't have time to deal with it, so I just took Geoff's car. I called him later in the morning to let him know and he sounded really stressed about it. I told him we could just go to the store for dinner stuff when I got home. But he was still disappointed. He told me just to call him when I was close and he'd just run outside to meet me.
Well then I knew something was definitely going on! I kept bugging him to tell me while we were shopping, but he wouldn't spill any details at all. When we got home, he made me wait at the bottom of the stairs for awhile. Finally I was able to come upstairs. I saw that the apartment was super clean and our dining room table was all set for a romantic dinner for two!
So I thought that was it! I gushed & thanked him & told him how sweet he was and he started making dinner. I put my stuff away, checked my email, blah blah blah. Then I walked past the dining room again and saw a GORGEOUS boquet of huge pink roses on the table! I screamed and said, "Where did these come from?!"
Then he reveals that he has yet two more surprises! He had me sit down and close my eyes at the table. I was completely freaking out with suspense at this point. What was going on?! So finally he had me open my eyes. There was a beautiful tray of little desserts and berries on the table in front of me!
But even more exciting, there was Geoff kneeling down beside me! Holding a beautiful little red heartshaped box! About this time, I started hyperventilating and going into shock. There was no way this was actually happening!
He opened the box and said, "Will you marry me?" Again, me=in shock, so I couldn't get a word out. He started getting really nervous! Finally I found the ability to speak again and shouted "Yes!" over and over. And there were a couple hundred "oh my God!"s thrown in there too! I was crying and giggling like an insane person as we hugged and kissed and celebrated.
Then he made me sit down again as he pulled out a piece of paper and asked me, in Italian, "my love, will you be my wife?" It was so sweet and romantic and "us"!
We had our delicious dinner with wine after making a million phone calls. EVERYONE in my family has known for months! Geoff asked my dad for permission way back in November and Amanda had found out my ring size on Christmas. The ring was ordered by his parents and delivered to my dad's a couple of weeks ago.I was so clueless. What a sneaky sleuth!
He had wanted to do on our anniversary, but didn't get the ring in time. Then he was going to wait until Valentine's Day, but couldn't wait any longer. I'm glad he didn't! It was a perfect night ... he's really made my dreams come true!
Foreshadowing? I took this picture of my ringless finger on my way home from work Friday evening.
This was going to be my photo of the day before I knew what was going to happen! Such a cute shot of my sweetie grocery shopping for our special dinner.
The beautiful dinner for two setup, and GORGEOUS pink roses.
treats & sweets!
The ring of my dreams, from the boy of my dreams!
Cry face/huge smile face moments after the big question was popped