Happy Thursday my fellow Fashionably Real followers! I come to you today with the absolute best news — WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!! This past weekend my best friend and the love of my life asked me to marry him. He did such a fantastic job planning everything and making sure that it was all perfect for me. The day was everything that I could have dreamed of and more! Now, I am going to give all of the juicy details of the greatest day of my life.
How it started: Earlier in the week Sam told me that we had to go home to Birmingham that weekend because his sister Kayla was flying into town. I was not happy, we had just driven to Birmingham the past two weekends for different family events. I swore up and down to him that I wasn’t going and he had to go by himself (little did I know that trip would change my life forever). Luckily, I gave in and decided that I would go with him to Birmingham that weekend. Later that week, my sister Meghan mentioned that she found a great spot for blog pictures and wanted to take some for me on Saturday. So of course I agreed, I am always in the need for new blog pictures.
Day Of: We arrive in Birmingham, around 4 p.m. my sister picks me up to take blog pictures. I asked Sam if he wanted to come along and bring Marshall (our new pup), but he said that he had to go visit his grandparents. We arrive to the photoshoot location and take blog pictures as normal. Then, once we are rearing towards the end of pictures my sister mentions a gazeebo that would be perfect for the last few pictures.
The Proposal: As I walk up to this gazeebo I notice that it is decorated, and as I get closer I notice a picture of our family with a note addressed to me. I immediately put it all together and start crying tears of joy. I read the note, with eyes full of tears, barely able to read a word. Sam wrote to me the sweetest words in that letter! As I am reading this love letter, Sam is approaching behind me to ask me the most important question of our lives. As I turned around and saw him, he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him!
After The Proposal: Once we soaked in the moment and took tons of pictures, Sam told me that our families were waiting for us at the Eltyon Hotel rooftop bar to celebrate our engagement! He planned the entire day. So I got to have my intimate moment with him, and then celebrate with my closest friends and family. Sam went above and beyond to make that day so perfect. I am so lucky to have found a loving and selfless man. I am so excited to grow old with my best friend!