BEST DAY EVER!
A few days into my Paris trip, my best friend, Diane, told me she needed to go take photos for her blog. She convinced my boyfriend, Teryn, and I to wake up before the sun and get dressed up with her to have some nice photos taken while her boyfriend was taking her blog photos. Little did I know that this was a plan that my boyfriend and best friend had come up with months prior!
We all get dressed up, then take an early metro ride to Trocadero. I can still remember turning the corner to the most beautiful uninterrupted view of the Eiffel Tower and feeling in awe. Diane quickly jumps out for her blog photos. It was so fun to see her in that element! Then, she pulls me in for some best friend photos! After a few quick snaps, she tells Teryn to take her place. We posed for a few photos, then he turned me around to face the Eiffel Tower behind us. We admired its beauty, then I turned back around to face our friends. That’s when he put his hands on my hips and turned me back towards him. I noticed then that his hands were shaking. He looked me in my eyes as he reached toward his suit jacket pocket and said “Ashley, I need to ask you something”. At this point I clued in. I was shocked, excited and a big ball of emotions all at once. He pulled a small pouch out of his jacket pocket and slipped out the most beautiful ring as he got down on one knee. He said “I love you. You make everything better and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Of course, I shouted “YES!!” and jumped into his arms.
We just got engaged in the most romantic city in the world! Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
We then went around the city taking our engagement photos! It means so much to us to have our true moment of happiness caught on camera. Afterwards, we went back to my best friend’s apartment where she surprised us with fine French champagne and a tower of macarons to celebrate! It was so special to have my best friend there to celebrate this extraordinary moment with us. After our celebration, my now fiancé and I went to walk around and enjoy Paris just the two of us to let it all sink in. It felt so romantic to enjoy this day with my fiancé on the other side of the world when no one else back home knew yet! We spent the day walking around Paris just the two of us all giddy and staring at my hand!
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and have been on cloud nine ever since! I can’t wait to marry my Prince Charming!