And just when we were winding down Wedding Season 2014 with our third and final wedding this weekend, we have another one to think about. Ours.
That’s right. 9 days ago (but who’s counting?), The Mister popped the question on a beautiful day amongst the vines at one of my favorite vineyards, Veritas. And I said Yes! If I hadn’t just retold the story a million times to our family and friends, I’d probably embellish a bit more, but instead… you get pictures.
There were definitely a few things I wasn’t prepared for that day…
- It is really uncomfortable having so many strangers congratulate you and ask you a million questions about something which to me is so intimate. I definitely didn’t handle the attention as well as I thought I would and turned into a bumbling mess thinking “I don’t know what to do with my hands!” It’s been over a week now, though, so I’m starting to get used to it a bit.
- You get DRUNK the day/night you get engaged. Don’t get me wrong. I was so flattered and humbled by everyone’s desire to celebrate with us. Friends and strangers buying us bottles of champagne to drink. Luckily we had a couple of friends with us at the time to help us go through them, but by the time we made it to our dinner reservation, I was already swaying and 90% sure my lipstick wasn’t on correctly. I looked at pictures later. It wasn’t. And I may or may not have eaten dessert with my hands because I apparently couldn’t wait for the waiter to return with silverware.
- People certainly don’t expect you to know all the fine details of your upcoming nuptials only 15 minutes after you’ve got a ring on your finger, but that doesn’t stop them from asking. I’m still processing the moment and wasn’t prepared for the “so when do you think you’ll get married?” and “do you think you’ll have your wedding in Charlottesville?” And to be fair, it’s not like The Mister and I haven’t talked about all of that. I may not have known the engagement was happening THAT DAY, but I knew it was coming. But I still found it funny how many times we were asked wedding details that afternoon.
Seriously. Have I ever smiled that big in my life? So for any ladies on the verge of an engagement, you’ve been warned. It is a crazy crazy day. Beautiful, exciting, emotional, and crazy. Now … time to start planning!