Sunday, February 1, 2015

a sweet proposal







We are getting married! (But you probably knew this already if you follow me on Instagram.)

Last weekend Christopher took me to one of our favorite places in the world, Bridgeton House, a gorgeous bed & breakfast on the Delaware River. He's quite the romantic anyways so I didn't think anything of it, I just thought he was being sweet. And then, in front of the fireplace and a cheese plate, with the DVD menu of When Harry Met Sally playing on a loop (I thought it was strange that he wouldn't press play, I didn't even realize he was nervous and stalling), he suddenly got down on one knee and I was so surprised that I started crying, which made him all choked up. And then he asked me to marry him, to which I replied, "Of course!" And now we're both floating on some kind of gooey romantic cloud together. I don't think I will ever be able to watch When Harry Met Sally again without dissolving into a puddle of sentimental tears.

The beautiful ring Christopher proposed with is a vintage 1920's art deco beauty, and the best part is the cool mustard yellow citrine stone. I've never been a fancy jewelry kind of girl, preferring cheap plastic stuff from the flea market and creepy brooches, but this ring really feels like me and I love that it's not traditional. And that color!

I'm completely over the moon, and I say this as someone who never imagined getting married, who couldn't have fathomed loving someone enough to want to marry them. When I moved to Philadelphia almost three years ago I never in a million years would have predicted that I would meet this hilarious and handsome mountain man from Maine, fall madly in love, and then be engaged to marry him. It makes it even more special to the both of us, because neither one of us was seeking this, nor did we see it coming even when people around us started to see some electricity. Forgive my very earnest cheesiness, but I do feel like the luckiest lady in the world right now because I know I will get to grow old with my favorite person.

18 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, congrats Ashley. You seem to be such a sweet couple and these photos are gorgeous. I cannot wait to see your wedding!!!

Cat said...

Congratulations Ashley! What a gorgeous ring, you lucky girl xx

Frida Jonsson said...

Congratultions!! I've followed your blog for a long time, and I'm so exited for you :) I bet you'll find a magical dress for the wedding.

Madison McQuary said...

I am sooooooo excited for you two!!!Wishing you all the best.
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

Helga said...

Many congratulations from a long time follower; it's really very lovely.X

Maia x said...

I love your blog so much xxx
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Kristina Uriegas-Reyes said...

aww that made me tear up just a little

JD Smith said...

Awww, congratulations to you both!!!!
Premature I know, but cannot wait for the wedding dress! :)
Diana
xxx
http://diasway.blogspot.co.uk

Nadinoo said...

Such a cute proposal story! So happy you have found your mountain man. Happy love nesting x

Rosie W said...

Aw many congratulations! :)

RC Rabbit (Bunny) said...

Congrats!

What a lovely ring, I have a yellow stone as well :)

Catherine said...

congratulations to you both! i hope you two have many happy love filled days together! I cant wait now to see your wedding day and dress, it will be a vintage wonderland im sure!

Lucy in the Sky said...

A big congratulations to both of you! Enjoy every moment together and my goodness - that ring!

MatravésdelEspejo said...

OOH!! A big congratultions!! I've followed you for a long time, and I'm really happy for you :)

XxOo

Macarena

larkspurvintage.com said...

what a beautiful story! Congratulations! You sound incredibly happy and that's such a wonderful thing!
xoxo

Jacqui said...

That ring box looks a lot like the one mine came in - did Christopher happen to find it at Lang? My engagement ring (which now doubles as a wedding band) is also a 1920's/ deco piece and by far the fanciest thing I own. It kind of makes my heart sing.

Anyway, congratulations! Here's to a lifetime of gooey romantic cloud floating :)

Jacqui
www.birds-of-a-thread.com

Kristie Glenn said...

Congrats!

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Bea Briggs said...

Your friends at the inn are so delighted to have been part of your "mountain man's"surprise. He was nervous, but determined & we are all so happy for the the both of you.