As you may have seen on Instagram or Facebook, my best friend of almost three years asked me on November 5th, to be his wife. I wanted to share all of the pictures and also give all of the details!
Ansley had been planning this proposal for a couple months and I am SO surprised that I was actually surprised! Him and Mom aren’t the best at keeping things from me. 😉 Me, my Mom, Nanny, Aunt, and her two daughters, Ella and Emma started this trip out by flying into Boston on Wednesday and staying for the day. We then spent a couple of days driving throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which are both amazing. I want to go back and visit as soon as possible! We arrived in NYC on Saturday, the big day.
We had plans of taking pictures in Central Park later that day, so I dressed up a little bit. I am so thankful that I went with this outfit instead of the other one I had planned for that day. That outfit would NOT have coordinated with his suit whatsoever! My Aunt Amanda, knowing what he was wearing, steered me in this direction. She’s basically a lifesaver.
So, when we arrived at Central Park, I was in awe of how beautiful it was. If you haven’t visited NY in the fall, definitely put it on your bucket list. I was worried the foliage would be gone by the time we got to the city, but it was actually perfect. After we walked around for around an hour, Amanda walked off and Mom later said that she had found a perfect place to take pictures. So, My Mom, Nanny, two cousins, and myself headed over there. We crossed a beautiful bridge, turned a corner, and there at the bottom of a small hill was my Aunt with the camera taking pictures of me. I was so confused as to why she was taking pictures of us walking down this hill, but then I finally saw him standing next to her dressed to the nines and holding a bouquet of peonies (which just so happen to be my favorite flowers). I immediately knew what was happening and started feeling myself tear up. When I got to him and hugged him, he was shaking profusely. I even remember myself asking, “Are you okay?”. To be honest after that, it was kind of all a blur.
Other than him shaking, there are really only two things I remember. I do remember that the bridge that we crossed was full of people and when he got down on one knee, I heard a big “awwwwww” in the background. The other thing that I remember is the pure joy that I felt after he was done and I realized that I WAS REALLY ENGAGED. I know that the next year will be so busy with wedding planning and all, but I am so excited for it. I want to enjoy every minute of it and not rush anything. We’re leaning towards October 21st for the date, so we have lots to do before then!
One last thing before I go, to all of you girls and women who aren’t married yet, I strongly encourage you to not settle. I believe with all my heart that God sent Ansley my way, and he has never treated anything less than amazing. I feel so blessed to have someone who cherishes me for ME, and the same goes for how I feel about him. It’s so funny because I never even expected him to come into my life, but it just happened, and that’s the way it goes a lot of times. If you think you’re never going to find anyone: WRONG. You will, it will just be in God’s timing.
Okay, that’s all I have to say! I hope you all enjoyed the pictures and that each of you have a wonderful rest of your day. 🙂
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