The Engagement 5 Years in the Making

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This past May I got engaged in Kauai, Hawaii and it was nothing short of magical.  I’ll be honest after a year of giving him a hard time (I feel like after 4 years it was more than ok) I was shocked that it actually came.

One day I was just surprised with a vacation to Hawaii… for 7 days.  Needless to say I was super suspicious, springing a trip with zero notice with everything super upgraded is going to raise eyebrows.

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The hotel was nothing short or gorgeous and every detail was not left forgotten. There was a waterfall in the pool, the grounds were immaculate and the staff was just so kind. Our first day was simple and fabulous.

Our second day is when the story truly happens.  We decide to go to one of my favorite restaurants.  The food is divine and the view is even better.  The tables overlook Hanalei bay at sunset. The Engagement 5 Years in the Making 3

Needless to say this restaurant is beyond a treat.  I don’t think a view like it exists on the island (the food is amazing and that doesn’t hurt anything either).  The sunsets are nothing short of breathtaking.
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How insane is this view!?!? This is the reason he proposed here.  The stunning sunset just cannot be beat, so taking me half way around the world to ask me to spend my life with him was a giant win! I’m not gonna lie, I had a sneaking suspicion that he was going to propose this night so I wanted to make sure thatI looked the best I possibly could, I’m glad that I chose to wear that dress.  As the sun began to set he got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him.  He told me the story of his Grandfather proposing to his Grandmother in Hawaii 70 years ago.  I wish I could say I cried but I was in such shock.  No matter how many times I suspected it was going to happen I was still so shocked by how romantic it all was and that it was actually happening.

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You might notice that this ring looks different than the one you see me wearing today.  The ring that Jeff proposed with is the one his Grandmother wore for fifty years and his mother gave him.  It was also the last thing she gave him before she passed.  This ring has so much meaning, and yea we got it sized to fit but we decided on a ring that’s ours.  This ring is now safely tucked away in a nice box and kept safe.

The Engagement 5 Years in the Making 6Later in the trip we went on a boat trip snorkeling and it was incredible.  The most fun of all was when the captain blessed our relationship under a small waterfall.  It was so fun, so wonderful and the people of Hawaii were so kind and warm.  We had an amazing vacation and it was truly memories that will last a lifetime.

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Ummm but really where else can you celebrate like this?  What a magical way to get engaged and I hope you enjoyed the story of how I got engaged!

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