Sunday, December 22, 2013

Our Engagement Story

We got engaged almost a year and a half years ago, in February 2012.  I was in between jobs at the time, and we decided to go to Disney World for a week, since I'm a big Disney fan but have never been to Disney World before.

On our second night at Disney, we had a dinner reservation at Cinderella's Royal Castle:
I ordered shrimp cocktails and beef tenderloin, which was so-so (I find that most of the character dining restaurants focuses more on the character experience and less on the food anyways):
 I knew something was up when the waiter came and told me my "special dessert" was ready.  The dessert was hidden beneath a silver dome.  When he lifted the dome, this was what I saw:
Everything after that was really a blur... I was so overcome with emotion that I couldn't quite recall what happened.  Thank goodness for Disney Photographers on scene to capture the moments!  G got down on one knee and said something which I presumed was along the lines of "will you marry me".  It was so beautiful and romantic.  Not to mention perfect for a girly girl like me!   :)
The whole restaurant cheered when I said "yes".  It was such a happy feeling to know that everyone there was sharing their best wishes with us.   We left the restaurant just in time for the "Wishes" fireworks outside the castle, which again, was so incredibly magical.

We continued to wander around Magic Kingdom afterwards and came across Tinker Bell's Magical Nook.  We didn't know if the nook was still open as it was close to midnight at that point, but and as it turns out, Tinker Bell and her friends were there!  They made a big scene when then found out we just got engaged.  Here is a picture of us totally embarrassed by all the attention:
Tinker Bell LOVED my engagement ring.  This is one of my favorite pictures - Tinker Bell's eyes were so dramatic!
It was the PERFECT proposal.  Not to mention Disney gave us these "Just Engaged" buttons so for the rest of the trip all the cast members and other guests kept congratulating us.   :)