My fairytale Seaside proposal!
It all started three years ago - when I fell in love with my best friend..luckily he felt the same and the rest was history. It was on a vacation to one of my family's favorite locations, Seaside Florida, where our relationship took the next step forward.
My family has been vacationing to Seaside, for years now and ever since I can remember, I have so longed to be married in the picture perfect white Chapel, located in the heart of "Ruskin Place" in Seaside. I was very upfront with Brandon about this, so it was a very common thing for us to go by there every time we were in Seaside, to look around and really just fantasize of that perfect day someday in our future.
On the first week of August this past year, the girls in my family - my mother, grandmother, sisters, great aunt, cousins..etc were on a "girls trip" to Seaside - and Brandon had tagged along, very brave of him I might add - haha. It was on August 2, 2013 that we were all headed to my ABSOLUTE favorite restaurant in all of seaside - The Great Southern Cafe, when I asked (more like pleaded) for everyone to please go with me on the way to just look at "my" church. Of course they said no, and my mother suggested just Brandon and I go so that they could go ahead and make our reservation...not thinking anything of it, that is exactly what we did.
Everything went just as it had in previous trips like this to "our" church..I walked the courtyard in front - where I would one day string lights between the trees and put three long tables down the center, and have my reception - we walked up to the door and like I always did, I checked to see if just maybe it might be unlocked - to my surprise it was! (Due to him calling ahead and having them unlock it) We walked into the church and of course I began to immediately run my mouth about how everything would happen.. he would stand here, I would walk down there..etc. I then look over and notice poor Brandon sweating bullets -I asked him if everything was fine and he shrugged it off as nothing. Remembering my family waiting for us at dinner, I began to turn and walk out of my ever so gorgeous church, with brandon right behind me. As I started through the door of the church, I felt him reach up and take my hand, I turned around and with tears in his eyes he simply said, "Megan, I love you." We took a few steps further to get all of the way out of the church, and he continued to get down on one knee. He professed his love to me, and then asked me,"please be my forever, and make me the happiest man on earth." - of course my response was "are you kidding, oh my goodness, are you kidding", to which he responded "no tonto, I have never been more serious (such an endearing nickname haha)", and of course i said, "Yes Yes Yes" and jumped up and hugged him (blubbering tears i might add ha).
I then noticed a photographer taking shots of the whole thing which made me more than happy, because I knew he had listened to me say I wanted it to be captured perfectly when it did happen. She introduced herself a few minutes after and it had all began to sink in..and we did a "mini proposal session" around Seaside and met up with my family on the beach. It was like a dream - I truly do not think it could have gone any better if I myself had planned it!
It wasn't extravagant, we weren't on a hot air balloon, or a helicopter ride, or something over the top..he simply took me to the one place he knew would be so special, that held meaning to me and asked me to be his future wife. How many people can say that they get to be married in the same place they were proposed to?
Our wedding will be at the Seaside Chapel, in late May of 2015, and I could not be more thrilled about spending the rest of my life with my best friend and love of my life.
Posted by megan.west.758
on October 21st 2013