engagement photo by marianne worlow photographyI'm sure I've shared this story before, but who doesn't love a good engagement story? We started the night at a holiday party that one of DJ's friends was throwing at 336, a martini bar downtown. Downtown Plymouth is always beautiful around the holidays. Christmas trees fill the park and there are lights and decorations every where. Holiday music plays on the speakers all through downtown. It feels like a scene from a movie. We got to the party and it was packed with friends and family. We drank and laughed all night and the furthest thing from my mind was that DJ was planning to propose. See, he had always told me that he would never propose around the holidays. He thought it was so cheesy. I had been so disappointed once it got closer and closer to Christmas knowing that it meant I would not be engaged before the end of the year. I had felt like it was going to happen on so many days throughout the previous months and always found myself at the end of the night texting my best friend, "Still not engaged. :("
As we left 336 and walked across the street to a smaller bar with less people, I had no idea that DJ had already shared with his friend visiting from California that it was going to happen that night. She was the only person that he had told besides his mom and he only told his mom because she had been holding onto DJ's grandma's wedding ring. DJ's grandma, Helen, the grandma that passed away this year, had left her wedding ring to DJ many years ago to give to the woman he decided to marry. I'll give you all a minute to say, "Awwww."
After we left the second bar it was time to go home. I went right upstairs and immediately put on my pajamas. I walked back down the stairs and with a half hearted tone asked him what he wanted to do. He was down on one knee and said, "I want to marry you." I cried and kept repeating "Oh my God." and he asked, "Will you marry me?" as he slipped the ring onto my finger. I said, "Yes!" a million times. It was a magical moment that led to a beautiful wedding.
I will now flood you with photos from my wedding, because I love to share these photos any chance I get.
wedding photos by marianne worlow photography
Excuse the photo dump, but this day makes me so nostalgic of my gorgeous wedding. I should note, this was not meant to be the day that DJ proposed to me. He tried a month before, but I ruined it. That is a story for another day though ;)