We got engaged a few months ago on a cloudless Sunday afternoon. Cesar was in cahoots with some of our good friends — the ones whose wedding we met at — and they suggested and planned a picnic to Kirby Cove. I’d never been, but it’s well known as one of the most incredible spots from which to see the Golden Gate Bridge and an expansive view of San Francisco.
After driving over to Marin, we found a picnic table and ate a quick lunch. The plan was to take a few photos and then head down to the beach to enjoy the view and the always-teeth-chatteringly-cold Pacific Ocean. (I should have been tipped off by Brian’s tripod, but I wasn’t.) The next thing I know, we’re lined up with the camera lens, a few photos are taken, and Cesar was down on one knee! Even though I’d been expecting a proposal, I was 100% surprised. He did a great job of keeping it secret!
Getting engaged kicks off a ton of commotion! Friends and family want to hear all about it, and you’re be thrilled to catch up and talk to them too. People will expect you to know exactly when and where you’re getting married — even the day after you get engaged. And it begins to occupy your thoughts, then you realize that you should figure out the answers to some of those questions. Next thing you know it’s months later, and you haven’t written anything about it on your blog.
I’d always loved the idea of bucking some of the common wedding conventions and choosing a meaningful spot to say ‘I do,’ but we quick realized that we have friends and family all over the country who are a big part of our life together and that we wanted them there when we officially embark on it. That drove the rest of our decisions.
So we’re getting married in Dallas in October surrounded by family and friends, and we couldn’t be happier!