First Date November 2011 + Engaged March 2012 + Married September 2012
We were married 300 days from our first date.
His Version of the Proposal
Finally the day had come: March 12, 2012. The plan was to meet her in the afternoon, and head over to a restuarant near Rittenhouse around 6, which was supposed to be around dusk (her favorite time of day). No one told me that daylight savings time was going to occur the week before this, and that it was going to be a particularly bright and sunny day, so instead of a dimly lit, lightly attended park, I had a circus of people and almost no benches free (included our bench!). So I had to improvise and find another bench somewhere else, all the while my brother was secretly tracking us through the Square, hiding in groups of young children. Finally we found a bench and I had a conversation with her about something, I literally can’t remember it. I do remember the people across from us having relationship issues and thought it was ironic. Finally, I just thought, “well, now’s a good a time as ever, and the people aren’t going away”. I started to pull the ring out and she hyperventilated. I didn’t know what to say, so I said: “Do you want to see it?”. What the heck does that mean? She said she didn’t know, so I took that as a yes and got down on one knee. I asked her, she said yes, and I got up. It was perhaps the longest and also fastest moment of my entire life. It wasn’t the perfect situation I had envisioned in my mind, but it was perfect for her and it also became a really funny story to add to our list of funny stories. It was also the scariest moment of my life, but resulted in the best thing that has ever happened to me.