So… a few things happened leading up to the proposal that really messed things up.
- We have a joint email account. When my (now) fiance bought the ring, he maxed out his card, he got a fraud alert sent to our email. Seeing it titled FRAUD ALERT, I opened the email and noticed he ordered the ring… HAHA!
- He purposely tried to have the ring delivered on a day that he was at home and I was at work but our apartment buzzer was broken that day. We had to go to the Fedex depot to pick it up. I sat with the box with my ring in the car the whole drive home…. AWKWARD!
- He had called my mom previously to “ask for permission”. When I called home, my mom goes, “So, did he propose?” then I said, “um… no?” it was HILARIOUS
The actual PROPOSAL…
He was set on making it a surprise for me… we had planned on going to try afternoon tea for a while so he had reserved a table since it was highly recommended on the restaurant’s website.
Boston actually had a tornado warning that day… as we exited the subway, there was HEAVY rain. We thought we would be ok since it was two steps across the street… BAD IDEA… we were DRENCHED.
So, we went in, soaking wet, I asked where the bathroom was (I found out later I almost screwed it up yet again… read on to find out). We ordered our food, our tea, then just sat down and enjoyed the piano music and food. Halfway through, he interrupted our quiet sit down time to say he needed to go to the bathroom. Turns out that it was his way of signalling the staff… (see, that’s why I almost messed it up). So, out came 3 people: the hostess, the waitress, and the tea sommelier, each armed with long stem red roses. Each rose has a post it note wrapped around the stem that said, “Will you Marry me?” Then as they were doing that, he headed over to the piano and played something he composed (which baffled me cuz I couldn’t imagine when he found time to compose it, let alone practice it…) After all that was over, he headed back over and went down on one knee to present the ring…