Did you miss Part 1 of Our Engagement Story last week? Read it here, then come back for Part 2!
So when we left off, the boy and the girl had decided to go to a Friday night movie in Georgetown. On the way over they stopped into their favorite cupcake shop for a treat to sneak into the movie (shhhhh! don’t tell!), and then enjoyed the film.
Well, the girl enjoyed the movie. The boy just sat there, the engagement ring burning a hole in his pocket as the minutes dragged on and on….
When the movie finally ended, the boy suggested they walk home along the waterfront. They were holding hands as they approached the water when suddenly the boy started pulling her toward a dark, secluded corner. The girl’s first reaction was, Wait, no, its dark and scary over there but there was no turning back. They boy had decided this was his moment. He wasn’t going to let it slip by.
And right there, on the edge of the water in one of their favorite places, the boy asked the girl to marry him. He said lots of nice things (none of which really stuck in-the-moment once the girl realized what was happening) at the end of which, the girl replied to his question “Of course I’ll marry you!”
To add some extra drama to the situation, the boy’s hands were shaking a little has he nervously knelt down on one knee near the water…making them fearful the ring might somehow slip into the water below. But they quickly got it on her finger (a perfect fit!) and it has stayed there ever since.
Realizing this was a moment to remember, the newly engaged couple asked one of the few people passing by to snap a quick photo. Which turned out super grainy. But that’s the truth of the story.
Then the couple went to tell their parents the exciting news. When they called, it looked juuuuust about like this reenactment from their engagement photos – except they were wearing other clothes, and it was nighttime. But otherwise, the same.Since the girl now realized what the boy had been plotting, and felt bad for inadvertently ruining all of his best-laid plans, they decided to take the long way home via the Kennedy Center.
Walking along the rooftop, they realized they could see their new spot at the Georgetown Waterfront where he proposed:
And that, in reverse, the Kennedy Center was in the background for their proposal, so it was part of their engagement story after all.
And, so far, they lived Happily Ever After. The End!
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