Our love story began when I moved into the same apartment building in Huntington Beach, CA. Although we were friendly neighbors it took months before he asked me out. One night my other neighbor and friend was having a birthday party and she invited both me and Brian. Finally we were able to communicate more than a quick hello in passing. That was the beginning of our love story and just recently after 8 (yes 8!) years of dating he proposed.
photo by junebugweddings via flickr
This past Saturday was the most romantic day of my life. He asked me to go to lunch on a beautiful sunny California day and on our way to "lunch", he advised that he needed to make a quick stop. As we were driving up the coast in Palos Verdes, he pulled over to this beautiful cliff that overlooked miles of ocean.
We got out of the car and went for a walk along the cliff side to admire the beauty. I took a few photos of the ocean and the lighthouse that was on the edge of the cliff.
Just as I finished taking the photo above, I turned to the side and there was Brian on one knee. "My love for you is as big as this ocean and I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?" he said. A few seconds past because I was so surprised and he smiled and said in the cutest voice "I'm nervous". I said "Yes, of course I will." He placed the ring on my finger and we kissed and hugged. We stayed for awhile and enjoyed the moment.
On our way home he played a mixed cd that he made for after the proposal. It was songs that made him think of me such as Stevie Wonder's "You are the sunshine of my life" and Jane’s Addiction "Classic Girl".
photo by Gingerbread Jewelry via flickr
All I can say is that this moment was worth the wait.
photo by Nezemnaya via flickr
P.S. I am getting the ring sized so I'll have a photo of it in a later post. I wanted to take a picture of it once it fit my finger. So pretty.