Wow. Saying that I am engaged is still shocking to me. I am someone’s Fiancé. And not just anyone…I am happily engaged to my best friend: the kindest, generous, loving, smart, and thoughtful human in the entire world. Michael and I have been dating for five years now. We met through our best friends, who thought it was a good idea for us to be introduced/my best friend was trying to low key set us up. Can’t thank her enough for that setup, that’s for sure.
Meet my stud, Michael
August 6, 2016. That date holds a special place in my heart. It’s that day that Michael decided to pop the question. Curious about how it went down? So am I because I completely forgot what happened in the moment. It was a huge blur. No tears. Just in complete awe. What I know for sure happened was that I clearly said YES! (duh)
Throughout the last month or so, Michael has been telling me to book off all these days from work. August 6th being a week before our fifth anniversary, I did not expect a thing. The plan was to go downtown to One Restaurant in Yorkville for brunch to celebrate our anniversary, and it was highly doubtful that he would ask me to marry him during our anniversary brunch because that just seems super cliché. Technically, it wasn’t our anniversary yet so it was definitely unexpected.
Michael told me we were going to brunch for 10:30 and as we were driving downtown, he pretended to check his confirmation email and said that the reservation was actually at 11:30 and that we were super early. Since we were so early, he said that we can take a nice walk in Yorkville while we wait. Within Yorkville, there is an area on Cumberland Street that has a waterfall, and a walkway with cobblestone grounds and trees surrounding it. We took a seat within this walkway and were just chatting casually. It was still rather early, especially for a weekend in the downtown area, as I can only expect that hungover individuals were not thinking of roaming around Yorkville at that time. Therefore, it was rather quiet and there were no crowds surrounding us. It was peaceful and perfect for what he was about to do. Michael was coming off kind of nervous, but I didn’t really think much of it at the time. He was saying beautiful things to me that he, honestly, always says, which threw me off even more. Finally, he pulled out a navy blue box from his blazer pocket and asked me to marry him. I was in complete AWE. I had no idea what was happening. All I remember is reaching for the ring and saying something along the lines of “Is this for real?” I don’t know why I was reaching for the ring, thinking it was fake or something HAH. Anyways, he asked me again and I said yes, obviously, and HERE WE ARE! We called all of our loved ones, and my best friend and her boyfriend came to meet us briefly right after it happened. It was a beautiful proposal.
I used to count down the days until Michael would be home from Manitoba every possible moment he had, as three years of long distance seemed like an eternity. Now, I am counting down the days until our wedding day. Five years and approximately 85 postage stamps later, here we are. Michael and I are so incredibly excited for this next chapter in our lives. Stay tuned for wedding posts, as that will be our focus for the next year. This moment is so close to my heart, and it is something I wish I could just scream out for everyone to hear. I cannot believe this is a reality. Everyone deserves this kind of love and a happy ending, and I am so happy that to have found my angel sent from above.
Thanks for taking the time to read our story. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂