Sunday, December 14, 2008

Words cannot express..

So here goes...
This is us on the plane about 30 minutes after I found out we were going to Paris...
The first glass of champagne in Paris...
Tonight, Vince said we were going to explore the city.  We had been walking for about 10 minutes when I saw this.  I knew what it meant the second I saw it.  Three years ago we went to see Christmas lights at a place called Lake Lanier.  At the end of the light show they have a big fair with a ferris wheel.  I told him that night that I thought it would be absolutely amazing to get engaged at the top of a ferris wheel in the middle of all those lights.  As soon as I saw this I knew what all of the planning and secrecy has been about.  He never forgot that I wanted to get engaged on a ferris wheel.  He just kicked it up a notch and found a ferris wheel in Paris.
The ferris wheel overlooked the Eiffel Tower, Parliament, and the Arc de Triumph.  Unbeknownst to me, he begged the attendant to let us have a booth to ourselves (they were enclosed and seated about 6 people) thankfully the guy was a romantic and let us on alone!
At the very top of the ride, Vince said the most amazing things to me.  While we were looking at the Eiffel Tower, he got down on his knee.
I said yes.
Afterwards, we went to a romantic dinner with steak and FRENCH fries!!!
They are so fancy in France.  They have sparkly chandeliers in the STREETS!!  I want to live here!
So thats the end of my incredibly anticipated, and unbelievably romantic engagement to the most incredible man of my dreams.
Au Revoir!!






23 comments:

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH...Does your sweetie have a younger brother because my 18 year old daughter doesn't have a boyfriend. This the the most romantic thing I've heard in a long long time.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is awesome! He did such a great job. Brownie points to him!!

jessica lynn said...

oh my gawd!!! what a beautiful story!!! you are quite the lucky lady!

Adrienne said...

Awwwww! This story just keeps getting better and better! I am living vicariously through you and because that is the sweetest thing ever! Serioulsy. You hang on to that guy!

Jenny.Lee said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is possibly the most romantic engagement I could think of.
Have a blast xxoo Brooks

Mrs. Cup said...

ahhhh!!!! YAYAYAY!!!! My husband flew to Paris to propose to me when I was on vacation with my parents. Paris proposals are the BEST! Congratulations!!!!

Once A Bride said...

Congrats!!! :o)

Heather from the bar said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Have I said that already? because yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! And super brownie points to him for remembering!!!!! PS your save the dates are done :) I'll talk to you when you get back!

Jaded Jill said...

whoa! congrats

Mrs. Ruby said...

Wow. Best engagement story ever!

Sharks said...

Bix! Your story brought tears to my eyes. Although I wish you were back home so we could celebrate, I'm thrilled you're in the "city of lights," and more importantly...got engaged there!!! Vinny, you did us proud! Hurry home...can't wait to celebrate!!!

Amanda said...

That is the most romantic thing ever! Conrats!

Suzanna said...

Wow--Brittany, that is perfect. I'm so excited for you!

Tim and Jennifer said...

AHHHH! I just read!!! CONGRATS!! Wow, that is the most romantic story EVER!!! I am SO happy for you guys! Try to not wreck your car when you are driving around looking at that ROCK, its BEAUTIFUL!!! SO EXCITING!!! Congrats again and again!!

bekapaige said...

Aw honey I'm so happy for you! What an AWESOME job Vince did, that's amazing! Graduation and proposal all in such a short time, I hope you don't pop from happiness! :) Congratulations!

Erica said...

Congratulations on your engagement! How amazing to be proposed to in Paris!! Wow.

Leslie Walker said...

OH MY!!!! That is the cutest, most thoughtful engagement I have ever heard!!! I am SO happy for you! That is such a great story :) I can't wait to take your picture ;) hehe. SOOO excited for you guys!

Kelli said...

Felicitations sur votre fiancialles!!! It is so exciting, romantic and wonderful to get engaged in Paris! My hubby proposed to me under the Arc de Triomphe 3 years ago!
Enjoy this wonderful time in your life, every single second!

Patrick said...

AAAH! I just had to read this!!!!! Um, it sounds SURREAL!!!!! And I bet the ring is just absolutely perfect. You two lovebirds are crazy. I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see you go through these plans. Maybe I'll learn a thing or two! We love you, Andi and Pat

Patrick said...

By the way. This is NOT Patrick. It's Andrea - pretending to be patrick because Pat stepped on my computer and broke it.

Krysta said...

Hello Ms. Brit!

Well, I have been following your blog and just love it! I was on pins and needles while you were in Paris.

I was engaged in France too on a suprise trip - those boys did well! Get ready for a life long obsession with France, I certainly am a certified Francophile!

Congrats to you and goodluck on the planning! It is a ton of work - but, rest assured it is for the best reason!

Much Love,
Krysta

Being Brazen said...

Im just catching up on blog reading - CONGRATS...you got enaged in Paris, thats so stunning and romantic.