a proposal story:

November 10, 2009


engaged: i love seattle!!

whose story you ask? well you know that surprise weekend trip i mentioned nick was taking me on? here's what happened:

i arrived home thursday night ready to get errands finished during the weekend when he told me "pack a bag, we're going on a trip!" i thought.. a trip? hm. i have a surprise baby shower this weekend, 6 parking tickets i need to take care of, desperately needing to clean my apartment: the last thing on my mind was a trip. but i packed my bag wondering what was going on. he was so secretive. friday morning, he handed me my boarding pass and said "surprise! we're going to seattle!" seattle. my favorite place. mainly because, i love the rain. yes yes, i know some (if not many) of you are thinking "how can you love the rain?? it's so depressing" but i just love it.

engaged: goodbye oc.
goodbye oc.

so here we are. on the plane on our way to seattle! i jokingly asking him "are we getting engaged this weekend?" to which he replied, "no. of course not." haha.

engaged: hello seattle!
engaged: welcome to seattle!
we arrived in seattle. it's not raining, go figure. apparently we just missed the huge storm the night before. but it's still cool to be in the city. it's so urban and artsy. i love it.

engaged: on our way to bainbridge.

engaged: on the ferrie..
we immediately went to the ferrie and purchased the 1:00 ticket to bainbridge. bainbridge? i've never heard of it. where is he taking me? on the ferry, i notice these 2 girls taking photographs of each other. they were really hilarious cause the wind was blowing so hard but they were having so much fun. i kind of glanced at one of them and thought "did they just take our picture?" but i didn't want to be paranoid so i didn't think anything more of it.

engaged: the bloedel house.
we get a taxi and arrive at the bloedel reserve. it's a really beautiful property where you can walk through the forest and gardens. it was so serene and peaceful. and no one was around!

engaged: pretty forest!

engaged: walking through blodel reserve!
i think i was glad it wasn't raining because it would have been really muddy. ;) actually, it rained before we got on the ferrie and then the sun came out. we both thought if it was rainy and gloomy, maybe it would have been all scary walking through the woods (twilight style!) hehe. so we walked for about 15 minutes..through the bridges and everything. we saw a swan. it was really nice!

engaged: it's happening in about 10 seconds!
so we're walking around and arrive at these steps, with a waterfall. i see the 2 girls from the ferrie! one of the girls, darrah, busts out her acting skills and says "oh we saw you on the ferrie! you know, i hope you don't mind but i kind of took some pictures of you guys.. do you want to see?" -- since at this point i sort of knew what was happening, I said "sure!" instead of thinking "why did this random stranger take pictures of us on the ferrie, creeepy!!" ;) so she starts flipping through some pictures she took and then we come to these 4 images, she flips through them one at a time:

engaged: will you marry me?

i turn around and nicholas is on one knee with a ring. :) awwwwwwwwwwww.

engaged: proposal.
ps: i think it's funny that he is on one knee and still about as tall as me :)

it all happened so fast and i felt so calm about it, lol. it was so amazing and sweet.

engaged: moment after
it turns out he had done a bunch of research for photographers and found laurel mcconnell. he wanted to be sure we had memories and have the proposal captured in photos :) he had been emailing laurel for a month figuring out the plan. (she's also blogged about our story here!) darrah and laurel were amazing and so sweet. he wanted to take me to seattle to propose in the rain and have it be really special and memorable.

engaged: hurray!

then laurel and darrah stayed with us for a while longer, having a mini shoot. i was so unprepared but it was so much fun!

engaged: aw.

since i didn't want a diamond ring, he had no idea what to get me so he made the ring himself in a 3D program he works in for his job and had it made through a rapid pro typing place. the ring turned out to be so thin because he didn't realize the scale he was working in so it actually broke but i loved it... and i'm going to try to glue it back together.

engaged: ring, made by nicholas.
taken by helen at our friends surprise baby shower..
that is a story i will save for another day.


AND he also made a back up ring (the ring i am wearing now) out of a block of wood. he hand carved it and sanded it down himself. it was the sweetest thing ever and i think it was meant to be because it totally fit perfectly as well. (i was very impressed by his craft skills, since he has never taken a woodworking class!) he is totally a crafter at heart i bet ;) we did end up finding this fabulous custom ring shop in seattle: green lake jewelry. so we'll probably just design our rings there. (if you need a custom ring, this is your place!)

so i'm engaged! i couldn't wait to share it with
all you dear blog friends.
now for wedding plans.
i don't even know where to start!
but i think maybe a wedding blog is coming..? ;)

301 hello's:

  1. Oh MY WORD!!!!
    How awesomely sweet!!! I'm so happy for you :)

    I know you both are going to enjoy the rest of your lives together!

    And, the ring was soo sweet!

    Also! Looking forward to seeing all of your wedding prep!

    EXCITED!

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  2. I love you so much and im so glad you enjoyed the trip to seattle! I can't wait for us to start our lives together as a married couple!

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  3. What a cute engagement story! The planning is fun, but by far the marriage is the BEST. Hardships-yes, crying-yes, joys-absolutely. I'm excited for you two. looking forward to see your God-given craftiness at work for the prep :)

    CONGRATS AGAIN!

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  4. congrats! such a lovely story!

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  5. Danni! I am so happy for you :) I cried a little while reading this post, because it is soooo sweet! Such a great proposal story that you'll be telling for years and years. Congrats to both of you!

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  6. danni,

    Just a lovely story. Really beautiful. Nick is quite the romantic. Congratulations to you both.

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  7. Danni
    what a totally romantic proposal!! Every girls dream I'm so happy for you and Nicholas. And thankyou so much for sharin your moment with us...afterall it's private and must have been a tricky decision. But we romantics out here appreciate it as it's always nice to read such a happy blog post. And hats off to Nic for the camera/photo proposal such a wonderful idea!
    Lookin fwd to hearing all your wedding plans
    much love2u tho I think you both have more than enough of that already looking at your smiles, Kat x

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  8. Danni!!!! AHHHHHHHHH! your engaged! Im so freaking happy for you this is awesome. What a perfect proposal. When do you want to get hitched? where you going to do it? oh prolly too soon to ask. lol. How exciting. I love happy endings! Just reach out if you need helping hands to do some of the tedious stuff like putting stamps on envelopes. Be more than happy to help. aha so awesome. sigh...think im going to cry. lol

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  9. From Peru CONGRATSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments with us... This is a wonderful history. Thanks... ;)

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  10. That is such a great story!! I love it! Congrats and if you want a cool wedding blog Green Wedding Shoes is my favorite.

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  11. Danni! I don't know you in real life, but I am crying with joy right now. This is just the sweeeeeetest post ever. Heart-warming and lovely and it's making me really giddy. Congrats to the two of you! <3

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  12. I was captivated reading your lovely story. Congratulations and blessings :)

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  13. Congrats Danni! Such wonderful news ~

    And I love the beautiful photos you have of this moment!

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  14. Congratulations to you and Nick!!! What an amazing proposal, I'm sure the marriage will be even better. :)

    xo
    Kelly

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  15. this is wonderful, the photos are beautiful :) congrtulations!!!

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  16. aww that is so amazing and such a cute a creative way to propose congrats!

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  17. Congratulations Danni! What a wonderful proposal story! Can't wait to hear about all the wedding plans!

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  18. Congratulations! Such a romantic story!

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  19. AHHHHHHHHH That is the best!!!!!!! Huge huge congrats!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  20. oh. my. goodness!!! That is the CUTEST story EVER! What a great guy you have: planning out all the little details and making your ring?! Sounds like a fairy tale! You two are such a cute couple - congratulations!!

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  21. Yayyy Danni!!! What a totally lovely/awesome/romantic proposal!! Every girls dream!I'm so happy for you and Nicholas. Thank you so much for sharing your moment with us. Congrats! :)

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  22. Congratulations to you both! What a happy story!

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  23. Simply ADORABLE proposal!

    Way to go Nick having the patience and gusto to plan that all out ~ although does he normally dress so cute (tie and jacket and all?) My husband was suspiciously well dressed the day he proposed as well!
    So wonderful :)

    Have a lovely time being engaged, and takes lots of time to enjoy one another; don't get lost in the planning!

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  24. OMG Congratulations Danni!! This is one of the most creative, well though out proposals I have ever heard! I was just in Seattle too recently and our ferry trip out to Bainbridge Island was by far my favorite part of the trip! So cool! Congrats again, and can't wait to hear all about your wedding plans!

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  25. so sweet!

    i love seattle too. what a romantic place to get engaged. my husband and i went there for part of our honeymoon and it was great.

    can't wait to see your wedding plans unfold. i'm pretty sure it's going to be the most creative wedding ever :).

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  26. what a cute story! congrats!

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  27. Oh, my, that is so exciting!! Congrats, dear! What a cute story, I am sure you guys will be so happy together:) xo

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  28. Congrats, Danni and Nick!! What a beautiful story. All the best to you both!!

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  29. That is so wonderful, congratulations! What a great way to propose!

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  30. this is so sweet! congratulations!

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  31. Yippee! I love engagement stories!
    My BFF and my coworker both got engaged this month and I have been helping them out by finding wedding blogs! :D
    BTW that is one of the cutest engagement stories ever! I <3 it!

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  32. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!

    ****CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!****

    if there's one thing i love, it's weddings!!!!! yayyyyyyy!!!

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  33. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!

    ****CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!****

    if there's one thing i love, it's weddings!!!!! yayyyyyyy!!!

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  34. oh my gosh danni, this is SO exciting. congrats to you and thank you for sharing your very special day. i was glued to the computer screen reading this:)
    xoxo

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  35. Awwww how sweet! Yay and congrats!

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  36. OH MY DANNI! what a PERFECT proposal!!! ahhhh just perfect.

    you can tell how much your future husband just LOVES you!!!

    you two are the cutest ever.

    jealous of your story- truth is, i love seattle though i've never been. why? very reason you do... the rain.

    GORGEOUS photographs.

    here's to forever,

    xo micaela

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  37. Eeeeee!! Congratulations! Such a sweet story. And how fun that you have pictures of the whole thing!

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  38. yahoooooo!!!! so happy for you to begin this wild getting married adventure. and what a sweet boy you've got.
    ++++
    an "oh hello friend" wedding?! are you kidding me? i can't wait to see every single detail. love, lindsay

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  39. Congratulations! This is a truly beautiful engagement story, and the accompanying photographs were lovely!


    mish@fluxcollection.com
    fluxcollection.com

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  40. What a great story - congrats! And so very cool that you have pictures of it too. My hubby proposed & had both people taking photos & it being filmed. :D You 2 are so cute together. Congrats again!

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  41. congratulations! what a sweet story, and i love that you have photo documentation of the event. and may i say, you two are a beautiful couple. i can't wait to see what lovely ideas you come up with for your wedding! :)

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  42. Congratulations! How amazing!

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  43. Goosebumps. Your story and pictures and happiness that come through the computer screen gave me goosebumps. So very charming and wrought with love. Pure love. Have a very happy engagement and YAY! I can't wait to watch all the wedding plans unfold. Enjoy this time in your lives. It's so wonderful. COngrats!!

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  44. Oh my gosh! Amazing! And what beautiful photos...
    Congratulations to you both :-)

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  45. Oh my goodness, what a sweet story! I'm crying right now! I am so impressed he put so much thought into the little details! Congratulations! I can't wait to read about your wedding planning details!

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  46. I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations! I can't wait for you to take us through the WEDDING!

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  47. Oh wow! What an AWESOME engagement story! It's so cool that you have those photos to capture the memories! Best wishes with wedding planning...I'm sure your wedding will be fabulous :o)

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  48. Congratulations! What an amazing proposal

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  49. what a sweet proposal! congrats Danni!!! i'm so excited for you!

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  50. So sweet :) :)
    and congrats :) :)

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  51. That is the SWEETEST story! Congrats! I'm so very, very happy for you both, as you two are precious together! :-D

    Married life is so much fun.

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  52. that is so very exciting, and how creative! I can't wait to see what you will be doing for the wedding, I can only imagine how wonderful it will be!

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  53. Yippee!!!
    I'm so, so very happy for you and know you must be terribly excited. What a lovely proposal story, you've definitely got a keeper.
    A big congrats to you both!!!

    { Lindsey }
    http://greatfullday.blogspot.com

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  54. Yippee!!!
    I'm so, so very happy for you and know you must be terribly excited. What a lovely proposal story, you've definitely got a keeper.
    A big congrats to you both!!!

    { Lindsey }
    http://greatfullday.blogspot.com

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  55. Congratulations! What a wonderful story to be able to tell!

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  56. so so sweet! congratulations!

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  57. Aww, what a romantic proposal story! =) I'm sooo happy for you. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!

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  58. you two are so cute! what a lovely story. enjoy every moment! xo, kelly

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  59. Oh, what a sweet story! Congratulations to you both. :)

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  60. That is so cute, congratulations!

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  61. Oh wow! Congratulations!!! So sweet!

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  62. Aww what a great proposal story! I love that he surprised you!
    I just got enaged myself and it was a surprise trip too :) Yey for proposals/surprises! Congratulations and enjoy your engagement!

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  63. WOW.... what a fantastic proposal. Congratulations. Just discovered your blog and it looks wonderful - I will be back for sure.

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  64. How wonderful, congratulations! :) Every blessing to you both.

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  65. OH MY GOSH!!! That's the sweetest proposal ever!!!!!!! Is he an artist too? The proposal was so artsy and it is totally you! I am so happy for you! :)

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  66. Congratulations - having read your blog for a while now I'm totally delighted for you both! looking forward to hearing all about the wedding plans!! G

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  67. congratulations! such a sweet story and thank you for sharing and documenting this!!

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  68. So sweet! Congratulations and looking forward to hearing all the planning details.

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  69. oh how adorable!! congratulations : )
    so perfect.

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  70. Yay, congratulations!!! What a sweet engagement story.

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  71. Congratulations!!! That is so sweet - can't wait to hear about all your wedding plans!!

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  72. awwwww! that is the sweetest thing ever! you are so lucky and i hope you are both very happy together :)
    it is so fab that he made your engagement ring, i so hope that one day my beau will do the same for me! xx

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  73. oh my goodness so cute! i love the photograph proposal = EXCELLENT EXECUTION!

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  74. aw that is such a sweet proposal, congrats!! so exciting!

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  75. aw that is such a sweet proposal, congrats!! so exciting!

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  76. congrats!! the pictures are so cute and the whole proposal is so fun! i wish we had a photographer there for our actual engagement, but my fiancé is pretty loner when it comes to personal things, so we just got some pics after the event :) congrats again!

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  77. oh my gosh that is SO sweet! Congrats and welcome to world of wedding planning! :)

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  78. What a fabulous story! I love that he made the rings. Congrats!

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  79. awe! that is so effing sweet! congrats to you both.

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  80. Such a wonderful story. One to tell the grandkids. Congratulations.

    Cant wait for the wedding blog ;) I too am planning our wedding!

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  81. Oh my goodness!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Sweetest engagement story I've ever read! I can't wait to hear about your wedding planning journey! Many blessings to you both! =)

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  82. Oh my gosh! CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! I met you and Nicholas at the UCSD Vendor Fair and you were both so lovely. I wish you both the very best!

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  83. Congratulations!
    What a sweet story, and what a lovely ring!

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  84. congratulations! I love the story and i'm so glad you were able to capture the moment on film.

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  85. happy news! congrats to the both of you!

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  86. So adorable!! Congratulations :))

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  87. CONGRATULATIONS!~
    such a sweet proposal!~

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  88. How beautiful, I'm totally speechless.
    C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!

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  89. So happy for you Danni!!! Now we can both talk wedding talk... although I don't have any more fun planning to do!

    And Nick is just too cute, can't believe all the planning he did!

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  90. ohmygoodness! that is the sweetest proposal story ever! and with pictures through the whole thing! fantastic :)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    p.s. i love the rain too. and the snow. and seattle!

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  91. Um, that is the sweetest thing EVER. I love the whole thing with the photographers.

    Congratulations!! :]

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  92. wow. Wow. WOW!

    congratulations!

    i love the photos of you and Nick with the umbrellas in forest, stunning! and you make a beautiful couple :)

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  93. Congratulations Danni!!! That is so romantic!

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  94. CONGRATULATIONS, DANNI! I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SCREAMING ALL OVER AGAIN EVEN IF I GOT TO HEAR ABOUT IT THROUGH EMAIL AND IN PERSON AND NOW VIA BLOGGERVILLE. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS I LOVE YOUUUUU! SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND NICK AND THE WEDDING. LET'S WEDDING PLAN, PRONTO.

    see ya soon,
    helen

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  95. Just found you through Twitter, what a darling way to propose!

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  96. What an amazing story! He's a treasure!! Congratulations to you both!!

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  97. awwww. that is so sweet!! bainbridge is such a pretty setting too!! i have family there..

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  98. Congratulations! What a wonderful story!

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  99. SO sweet! I couldn't help but cry when I read this :) Congrats on a beautiful engagement!

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  100. Wow, how romantic.....what a why to propsose......I am stunned!
    ongrats to you both and may your story be a very happy one.
    Micayla x

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  101. Oh My! How sweet and lovely and wonderful...I am so bad...I haven't even read the story yet! I was so excited when I saw the post title and then scrolled all the way to the bottom to see him on bended knee. I had to send you congratulations first. May God's blessings shower on you above all that you could ask or imagine as you prepare to be a bride. So happy!

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  102. oh wow! congrats and thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us! I love that you have pictures of your proposal to cherish forever, your smile is full of happiness in the pictures, I love it! Best wishes!

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  103. Oh my goodness!
    Congratulations Danni!!
    What a gorgeous story. :)

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  104. Congralations!!! That is such a great engagement story! You have such a sweet guy!

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  105. eeee, congratulations, hon! And what a *sweet* proposal!! I *love* that your man thought to hire a photographer to capture the moment, too! GENIUS! Best wishes + much happiness your way!!

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  106. what a sweet story!!! congratulations!!! the pictures look great!

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  107. Oh, that is just the most charming and adorable engagement story ever! Congratulations! And it was just perfect that he planned and had a photographer there because it would mean so much to you! And the ring that he made was waaay too awesome! You two will have the most beautiful wedding! Keep all of us posted :) God Bless!

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  108. Oh! Blessings abound!

    What a sweet proposal, Danni. I think you've nabbed yourself a winner in that boy of yours :O)

    I love that they had pictures of him holding the sign asking you to marry him. Le sigh...

    Congratulations!

    Hugs to you during this happy and exciting time,
    Susan

    P.S. Sadly, I recently lost my engagement and wedding ring. I have searched high and low for it. I am praying and praying that it will reappear soon :O(

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  109. Wow! Congrats! You two are soo cute together! It's funny how I don't even know you, but I feel so genuinely happy for you both. Ahh, love.
    ;)

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  110. your story made my day<3 i couldn't stop gushing.

    congratulations!!!

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  111. Congratulations ! Sooo cute proposal :)

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  112. This has to be the most beautiful proposal story ever. You guys are so gorgeous together. The rings... the location! All so perfect. Congratulations!

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  113. Oh my gosh! How exciting and so sweet!

    I'm so happy for you ;)

    xo
    Micaela

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  114. Wow!!! Congratulations!!! It's a very romantic story!!!

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  115. This post was So sweet! I absolutely love your blog and when I started reading this I instantly started to tear up! You and your fiance look so happy! Congrats!

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  116. wow! how fantastic,
    i can't wait to follow your blog with all the plans and preparation.

    love,
    laur

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  117. Ah! Congratulations! So perfect! Yaaaay! Now start planning because your wedding is going to be AMAZING.

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  118. oh my gosh, I just started reading your blog recently and am insanely excited for you!!!!!!! what a perfect proposal! And the photoshoot afterwards is so stinkin' cute. And you guys are an adorable couple, wowsers. Tres jealous. :)

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  119. what an awesome surprise! nick did well! congrats!

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  120. This must be the most beautiful, romantic way to get engaged I have ever come across! My most heartfelt congratulations, Danni and Nick! I am all teary-eyed now! :)

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story!

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  121. Congrats Danni and Nick! What a suave proposal~

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  122. oooooomigosh, HUGE congrats to you!!!!!!! can I just say, when you posted that you were going away on an impromptu weekend getaway, the first thing that crossed my mind was: omg, he's going to pop the question.

    That is the sweetest proposal ever, my eyes welled up reading your story. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful moment in your life with us!!! Looking forward to reading all about your wedding prep.

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  123. That made me teary eyed! Such a sweet story & I'm so happy for you. Congrats & enjoy every moment!

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  124. So cute and congrats!! I actually saw this yesterday on Lauren's Blog and thought - wow, that looks just like Danni from Oh Hello Friend, but thought that is crazy, she lives in the OC, not Seattle. I guess I should have read the first paragraph! Oops! Congrats. Can't wait to hear all about your planning!

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  125. What a beautiful story, congratulations!!

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  126. OH Danni!! Congratulations! Isn't it wonderful?! I'm soooooooo excited for you! :)

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  127. yay!!!
    i LOVEEE you both.
    and HURRAH for handmade rings by the husband to be because i don't care for diamonds either!

    :] congrats again!!!

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  128. congrats danni!!
    your engagement story is so romantic!!!
    can't wait to hear all about your wedding planning.
    xo
    km

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  129. congrats!!!!! what a prince charming you get to spend the rest of your life with!!!

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  130. Ohhh, congratulations! What a gorgeous story! So cute!
    xo

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  131. that is one of the sweetest stories ever! congratulations!!

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  132. What a great proposal. I'm on the verge of one myself, and all I can think about is "when is he gonna do it?" So I've been trying to look nice all the time just in case.
    You look great! And so happy! Congratulations!

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  133. Congrats you two! This is such an amazing story. I love that have photos of it!

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  134. Eeee! Yay Danni I'm so excited for you. I'm glad it's happened. And I can't wait to read about all your wedding preps. That was a really sweet proposal too!

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  135. This is the CUTEST story I have read in a long time!

    Best wishes! This is so exciting for y'all!

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  136. congrats dear! how exciting and lovely and wonderful.

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  137. Hi Danni! It was such an honor to be a part of your proposal! You have no idea how excited me and Laurel were. We couldn't wait to see your surprised face. We're so glad it went well and that you said YES!

    Congrats! I wish you a beautiful life together!

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  138. amazing amazing amazing! i smiled the entire time i read this!!!! congratulations!

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  139. How wonderful! Such a beautiful and sweet proposal story (unless I was saying this to a guy, then I'd say what an awesome and intense proposal story).

    Best wishes to you - and congratulations to Nicholas!

    BTW, I also LOVE the rain. It's one of the reasons I love living in Portland.

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  140. Oh what a wonderful proposal. Congratulations!!! You look so wonderful together, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

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  141. You two are darling. He's so thoughtful! :) I wish you all the happiness in the world. (and all the peace planning your wedding!)

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  142. That is so incredibly sweet!! Congrats! ♥

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  143. congratulations to the both of you!
    I can't wait to see and hear about your wedding ideas! I know you'll have a really beautiful one!

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  144. Yay!! Congrats girl! :D Aww...I love hearing engagement stories!

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  145. Congratulations! A beautiful couple, beautiful story and what is to be a beautiful wedding. I too became engaged recently, so I'm super excited to get some inspiration from you!
    I'm documenting my planning process over here:
    lilplans.wordpress.com

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  146. congrats!!! that is the sweetest story!!!!

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  147. I can't believe you're engaged and may be married soon! It wasn't too long ago when you were 5 or 6 years old on that Fong family road trip up to the Pacific Northwest. I am so flattered that you love Seattle so much that Nick picked it as the special place to propose. Uncle Stan and I think it's special here, too. Nick, you did good! Your engagement pics are precious. Best wishes to you and CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Love,

    Aunt Peggy and Uncle Stan

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  148. congratulations! love the photos!!

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  149. Congratulations! A lovely proposal, a great story, i teared up as well! Just gorgeous! Best wishes to both of you.

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  150. one of the cutest proposals stories. Ever. You two will have such a wonderful and unique story to tell your kids and grandkids... It seems like everyone is getting engaged recently! I love hearing all of the stories! But, my boyfriend better get on the ball. I can only hope he is as thoughtful and as resourceful as Nick (and he better have someone there to take photos, too!)

    CONGRATS!

    You two are just adorable. Really, really adorable.

    xo

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  151. congrats! so romantic! you guys are so cute together. hope to see you two at an upcoming show soon!

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  152. What a great story- soo romantic!!
    Congratulations!!!

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  153. Congratulations! I JUST got engaged about a month ago and it's been SUCH an inspiring and magical time for me. For the next few weeks you will really throw yourself into wedding everything. I love it so much and I'm so thrilled for you! If you need any great inspiring wedding blogs, let me know!!!

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  154. oh my goodness, how wonderful. :)
    you and nick are adorable.
    also, i can't wait for your wedding blog!

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  155. That was so sweet of him, he thought of every little detail possible! Almost made me cry!

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  156. Congratulations! I live on Bainbridge Island (it is a beautiful little island) - what a wonderfully romantic engagement story. Beautiful and fun!

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  157. Hooray! What a sweet, sweet fiance and a very cute and lucky girl. You're wedding will be magical and the marriage, I'm sure, even better.

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  158. Congratulations!! What a wonderful and sweet engagement story! I admit to squealing with delight when I read it. =)

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  159. Aw so sweet! Congratulations, Danni!!! I am looking forward to seeing you (and your ring) at Unique LA in December!!! :)

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  160. I saw him in person in San Francisco and thought he seems very sweet. And, I now know that he actually is! Congratulations, Danni!

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  161. What a fantastic proposal! How sweet! Congrats!

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  162. hey that is really sweet and romantic i love it :')

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  163. hey danni! :)
    that is so cute! so real-life dreamy proposals do happen! ^^ i hope it happens to me like that in the future...
    your boyfriend is so nice and dedicated to do something like this... it must have taken so much effort to coordinate the whole event, plus make those rings for you!
    i am so tweeting this, to share the love around, haha.
    x

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  164. CONGRATULATIONS!! :D :D :D

    (I am emailing this story to my SO. =P)

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  165. Congratulations, Danni! I only found your blog last month but I'm as happy for you as if I were a longtime reader.

    I can't wait to hear more about wedding details!

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  166. That is such an incredibly sweet engagement story.

    I read Laurel's story of the both of you as well.

    Wishing you guys the best :)

    I'm looking forward to the wedding related posts ;)

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  167. that is the sweetest story! congrats! :)

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  168. What a beautiful story! Congratulations!!!

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  169. the sweetest of sweet proposal stories... congrats to the both of you!

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  170. Danni:
    This is an amazing love story. Nick is quite the romantic and has such a creative flare to express his love for you. You are both so lucky to have each other. I am real excited about all your up and coming plans for your wedding day. It's going to be a fun wedding!!!

    Love ya, AL

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  171. Congrats! What a cool, wonderful engagement story. And I'm glad Seattle was a part of it!

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  172. That is without a doubt the BEST engagement story I've ever heard! Congratulations!

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  173. WOW! Straight out of a movie, only way more touching and original... Congratulations on this wonderful piece of news, and how sweet was his proposal!

    I'm really happy for you guys! From reading your blog, I can see how supportive and loving he is and how in love you guys are.

    I hope you don't mind, I would like to put up some of your proposal photos on my site. I've never left a comment but i've been a loyal lurker for years and i'm a huge fan of your work. Do tell me if you're uncomfortable with it, i won't do so.
    http://camesawconcurred.blogspot.com/

    Congrats again and blessings to you & Nick during this wonderful time.

    Love from Malaysia,
    Hosanna

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  174. Aaahh!! I am so freaking excited for you! I am totally tearing up as I write this. What a sweet fiance! I absolutely adore how he proposed and the ring and well everything is so beautiful. You guys are just the cutest!!!

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  175. Congrats!!! Your so cute, you look really happy.

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  176. Eek! I knew it would happen this weekend!! Your wedding is going to be the most beautiful. ever.

    love, Cait

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  177. oh yay!!! Congratulations! That is sooo sweet! What a great little BIG story:-) Enjoy your engagement, it's a great time!

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  178. wow! that's so exciting! congratulations - and what a beautiful way to propose!

    http://dear-evie.blogspot.com/

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  179. such an adorable story... so intricate!! congratulations both of you... hooray

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  180. awww thats so sweet! congrats!

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  181. Congrats! That is so sweet and lovely of your ***fiance*** to plan for a photographer - I lurve pics so yeah, that rocks my world.

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  182. Wow, what a sweet way to propose. The pictures are wonderful. You look so happy. Next time your in Seattle, let me know, maybe we can meet up.

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  183. Congratulations, you two make such a sweet couple!
    I can't wait for the wedding photos...

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  184. wow!! congrats he really made a plan !! :) ♥ I wish you the best of the best!

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  185. Danni,
    that is so cool, I remember meeting you two at Kinney Fest and he was a really nice guy!
    Congrats!

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  186. Oh my goodness! That is incredible. I am so very happy for you. Marriage is amazing....especially when you are marrying your best friend! Hope this time of engagement is wonderful!

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  187. oh my word....what a FANTASTIC proposal story!! I give that man some serious props and claps for that romantic scheme!

    we were just in Seattle and I fell in love....the pictures made my heart skip a beat.......and the fact that you have such cool photographs of everything is just so wonderful!

    CONGRATS!! xoxo

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  188. oh my word....what a FANTASTIC proposal story!! I give that man some serious props and claps for that romantic scheme!

    we were just in Seattle and I fell in love....the pictures made my heart skip a beat.......and the fact that you have such cool photographs of everything is just so wonderful!

    CONGRATS!! xoxo

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  189. Awesome story! congratulations!

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  190. wow how romantic, you lucky girl! congrats

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  191. Wow, just wow!

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  192. i hv read your blog for a while and i am so inspired by the photos!

    you two are really a very sweet couple and i cant wait to see your wedding photos!

    thanks a lot for your sharing :)

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  193. CONGRATS! What an amazing story. So sweet of your man to plan something so memorable. Sounds like he's a keeper? Haha. Enjoy the ride!

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  194. OMG! That is just wonderful Danni! YAY! For the sweet couple, adorable gal and guy, fantastic plan for an engagement, the sweetest plan ever and happy, happy years together! I am so happy for both of you hun! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)
    xoxo
    Melis

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  195. Congratulations! Reading your story gave me goosebumps! I hope that my daughter finds a man as sweet as yours - does he have a brother??

    I'm happy for you.

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  196. What a great guy to take you on a big surprise trip to propose! Congratulations!

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  197. Wow, this is so romantic!

    You look awesome together as well!

    I wish you all the best!

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  198. So very cute and sweet. Congrats darling!

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