Hi Everyone! My name is Crystal and I just started blogging a few weeks ago. I blog over at Girl Meets Product . I'd just like to start out my guest blog post by congratulating Kaitlin on her engagement! It's probably one of the most exciting times of any girls life! Just finally knowing who you will spend the rest of your life with from dreaming of this day since we were all little girls is so amazing! I wish her all the best!
I'd now like to share my story of how I got engaged!! The date was July 7, 2011 and my now fiancé Martin, and I were actually vacationing for one week in Rome and one week in Greece (Amazing, I know!!). I can remember that day so clearly and I still remember exactly what I was wearing. We went back to the hotel after 10 minutes because I wanted to be fancy and wear these wedged heels, not a good idea if you plan on site seeing all day! After I changed my shoes, we headed out for the day! If anyone's ever been to Rome, it gets hot and I mean HOT in Rome during the day. We were walking all around aimlessly, or so I thought all day! I was sweating and so uncomfortable! We walked all across the city to the Trevi Fountain, it was so crowded we could barely move. We threw our coins into the fountain and headed back for the hotel.
The day was long and tiring! I wanted to go back to the hotel, shower and get something to eat. We were almost there! I could see the hotel a few blocks ahead when my then boyfriend decided it would be nice to walk up this HUGE hill and walk through the park. I looked at him like he was crazy, but happily obliged. I was walking down the path when I noticed he wasn't walking beside me. I turn around and he's fishing through his backpack. What happens next is something I would never have expected. Just typing this now gave me chills! I turn around and there he is on one knee! It all happened so fast and I could not stop shaking! Those 4 words still echo in
my mind and I will never forget how he said them to me! We kissed and hugged and I could not stop looking around as if someone was going to pop out and say, just kidding! But nope, it was real and I was engaged! My ring was perfect, it fit just right and shined like nothing I've ever seen before. I quickly called my parents and they were so happy for me! It was such a perfect day! Who gets engaged in Rome with the Colosseum in the background?!
Flash forward a year and a half and we are still engaged. We are currently in the beginning stages of planning our destination wedding to Mexico which is set for January 2014. We are living in NYC together with our dog and our new kitten and I couldn't ask for a more perfect life!