How We Got Engaged | Utah Engagements
Five years ago, today, my husband and I got engaged. We had dated in high school and the summer after he graduated. We wrote all through his 2 year LDS mission in Philadelphia and then two months after he got home we got engaged.
My birthday is on December 22nd so I was POSITIVE he would propose on my birthday. I was so sure, but on December 20th I showed up to work at 8am and there was a giant box on my desk. I got super excited that one of my co-workers had left me a Christmas gift. I took the lid off of the box and inside was another box. I was a little confused but went with it. I opened the next box and there was ANOTHER box. So I opened the last box and found a photo book inside. To my surprise, it was a book of photos of my boyfriend/missionary/husband and I. I looked through them and started to tear up. At the end, was a note from my sweet boy. He talked about our relationship and love and asked me to marry him. When I looked up from the book there he was. He walked over to me and got down on one knee. Holding the ring out to me I looked at him and all I could say was “what are you doing here?” It was so different than I had planned. I had never imagined he would propose to me AT WORK! I told him YES (of course. If you know us this was a long time coming). He got up and kissed me and then slipped the ring on my hand. It was the most beautiful pearl ring with a white gold band. I had wanted a pearl ring so badly and he had completely surprised me. I loved it!
Here’s my pearl ring with an instagram filter from 2012
Here are some of our wedding pictures done by Chloe Nguyen Photography
I’m so excited for all the couples getting engaged in the next two weeks. Christmas and the New Year are such a fun time to get engaged! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to work with you! Please contact me to book your date!