I SAID YES!

For once, I will be in front of the camera because I’M ENGAGED!

Brendan and I have been dating for about a year and a half, but we both knew pretty early on that our relationship would lead to marriage.  My parents take an annual trip to St. Lucia, and this year we were both fortunate enough to go too.  Not going to lie, I thought that there was a CHANCE that he might propose in St. Lucia.  I mean…what a more beautiful, romantic place?!  In addition, we’d been talking a lot about getting married this year, and time was ticking.

After the fact I was told that Brendan had gone ring shopping with his family the day before we left.  I was also shopping for shorts with his mom at the same mall, and she was simultaneously texting Brendan my location while he was at the jeweler’s.  At one point, I was shopping in a store directly across from the jewelry store!  Brendan, his dad, and his sister had to dart around other stores, behind mannequins trying to avoid getting caught.

I was clueless.

I told Brendan that I wanted him to ask my dad for my hand before he asked me.  The second day we were in St. Lucia, the two of them went golfing.  I had an inkling that MAYBE this would be the best time for Brendan to ask, but when they returned from the course, they both seemed completely normal.  I learned after the fact that Brendan waited until the 17th hole to pop the question.  My dad was a little shocked at first, and it wasn’t until Brendan told him that he had the ring that it actually sunk in.  When my dad went up to hit the next shot, it ricocheted off the club NOT in the direction that he was intending for it to go.  {haha}  My dad was thrilled.

After laying out in the sun all day, Brendan made it VERY clear that he wanted to go for a sunset stroll.  It was strange to me how adamant he was, but I just went along with it.  We rushed up to our villa and got ready for dinner in 20 minutes.  As we walked back down to the beach, I noticed that he was a little quieter than usual, but I still didn’t want to think too much of it.  We started walking on the beach, but after a certain point it became really rocky.  I suggested that we keep walking, but Brendan made a request to stop.  Then he wanted a hug.

After I hugged him {and I could tell he was nervous}, he asked me to ‘tell him something’ — a game that we used to play when we were doing the long-distance relationship thing.  I said, “I love you,” and he said it back.  I proceeded to ask him the same thing.  But, he returned the response with: “Can I ask you a question instead?  Even if it is a big statement?”  I replied that it was OK, and he got down on one knee.

Even though I could slightly tell that something was up, it still completely SHOCKED me.  Getting engaged is a moment you think about all your life, and then when it actually happens….it seems surreal.  Instead of saying yes right away, I asked him if he was sure that he wanted to marry me. {Looking back, I think it was pretty obvious that he wanted to marry me. ;) }  Of course he said yes, and then I asked him if he had asked my dad {to which he also replied yes.}.  The poor guy was just waiting for ME to say YES!

The rest is blurry, but I know that I have a GORGEOUS ring on the fourth finger of my left hand and a great story to tell :)

Brendan after I said yes.  You can see the rocky beach and the sunset.

Brendan wanted to take a picture of me too.  :)

We went up on the dock to take a couple more images.  This photo is all natural light from the dock with my camera set on a timer.

I think the biggest question I’ve been getting all week is who our photographer will be.  This year I won’t be only blogging about other people’s weddings…I will also be blogging about my own. :)  More to come soon…

  • Teddi - So happy for you, Megan! What a great story! It’s your turn to be the blushing bride! Can’t wait to read all about it!ReplyCancel

  • anne markey - great story!!! so excited for you!!!! hopefully i will see you soon so i can check out the bling bling in person :) congrats to you both!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alyse - Ah, LOVE this story. Way to go, Brendan!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - After reading that, I’m smiling as if it were me! Congrats, Megan!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Fennell - So happy for you! Great story, can’t wait to hear more.ReplyCancel

  • Phoebe - Awww so cute! I’m so excited for you! :) And you’re so right- the moment you get engaged is so surreal and nothing like what you imagine it will be like!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Great story!! I loved it…and the last picture is my favorite picture ever! Love you lady!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Horton - CONGRATS!!!! Wonderful story!ReplyCancel

  • sue rakes - OMG! you are absolutely the cutest engaged woman ever! i love your story, your candid comments and your beautiful photography! i cannot wait to see who you pick to be your photog!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Gillett - That is such an awesome story, congratulations!!ReplyCancel

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