18 March 2013

The Best Day Ever (So Far)

Ten Feet Off Beale Proposal

I can't believe I am sitting down right now to write this post. I always knew this day would come eventually, I never would have imagined it being so perfect.

Let me spare you some suspense and get to the good stuff... Jeremy and I are engaged.


Saturday, the weather was pretty perfect, around 75 degrees. We had planned on going for a picnic, which is something we do sometimes, so I wasn't that suspicious. Jeremy suggested we go out to the Levitt Shell. Now, it's a little bit of a drive from us, but I still didn't suspect anything. We go there sometimes in the summer for concerts, and I knew it would just be a fun place to spend the afternoon. Jeremy really threw me off when we went to Lenny's to get some subs.. not exactly fine dining, but one of my favorites nonetheless. So really I had no idea what was in store for me.

We got to the Shell, spread out our blanket, and dug into our sandwiches. I was sooo hungry. There were some skateboarders messing around on the Shell so we watched them for a bit while we ate. We also took some pictures. Little did I know, Jeremy had a huge secret.



Jeremy had packed some containers of carrots and apples and other little snacks. He asked me to help him open them. I opened one and inside was a box. After looking completely surprised and muttering "what is this?" a few times, Jeremy took my hand and led me up to the stage of the Shell (the skateboarders had left at this point). Then, he got down on one knee and said four of the best words I have ever heard: "Will you marry me?"

The rest is sort of a blur of crying and excitement and happiness and joy. We went back to our blanket and enjoyed a few minutes of admiring my absolutely gorgeous and shiny new ring and being together before we told our families and made all our phone calls.

It was intimate, casual, romantic, and simple. It was perfect. It was us.


So, yes, Saturday was the best day ever... until our wedding day. 

Ten Feet Off Beale - Engaged! Ten Feet Off Beale - Engagement Ring

Can we please take a second and note how GORGEOUS my ring is!! I am one happy lady to be able to wear this for the rest of my life. Thank you Jeremy and to you, too, Virginia, my soon to be sister-in-law, for picking it out!!


Now, the wedding planning begins (I can't believe I'm saying that!!!!) Any tips or advice or suggestions are very greatly appreciated :)


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52 comments:

  1. YAY! I had a feeling this might be about after your suspenseful tweet yesterday! SO excited for you both and your ring is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!!

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  2. Ahhhh!!! So exciting! Best wishes to you both. :)

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  3. Congratulations! What an exciting time!!

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  4. Yay!! Congrats! Sounds like he pulled off completely surprising you! Those are the best proposals

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  5. Yay!! Congratulations! I might have teared up when I heard your future-sister-in-law helped pick out your ring. Awesome in-laws are hard to find!

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  6. Congratulations! Your ring is gorgeous!

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  7. Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise! Enjoy the engagement!!

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  8. AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! I just knew that's what you were talking about when I read the title of your post. I could not be more excited for you two. I seriously just squealed at my desk :) :)

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  9. What a perfect and YOU proposal! So happy and excited for you, and the ring is GORGEOUS!!! Congrats! :D

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  10. Gorgeous!!! I am so happy for you? Have you started thinking of a venue?!

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  11. Yay Alyssa!!!! I'm so excited for you. This is wonderful news. Congrats and let the wedding plans begin.

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  12. Congratulations!! Jeremy did a great job with the proposal! There are some great tips on my website from a bride who has been planning her wedding, visit www.jonsharmanphotography.com if you want to check them out - and let me know if I can help with anything!

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  13. Wonderful! So excited for you. Enjoy it because it goes by really quickly!

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  14. That is a great proposal story! Congrats!! :)

    If you decide to get married in Memphis, the Balinese Ballroom downtown is a gorgeous spot for a wedding!

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  15. Congratulations, sweet girl!! What an incredibly special day! And even better that you were TOTALLY surprised!
    Can't wait to follow along in your wedding planning :)

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  16. Congrats girl! Being engaged is the most wonderful feeling in the world!!! Have you two set a date? I know that's a little early, but I knew the night I got my ring, LOL

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  17. Ahh!! How exciting! This is the sweetest Saturday ever! Congrats, girlfriend!!!

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  18. What a great story!! Your ring is gorgeuos! Much love & congrats! we'll be married 2 years this may, & I'll tell you the best part of our wedding was using Amy Dale as our photog. ;-) congrats again!!!

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  19. CONGRATS!!!! What a sweet proposal, I love it! I'm actually planning to have my engagement pics taken at the Levitt Shell. Great post!

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  20. What a great, fun, perfect proposal!! I'm so excited for you!!!! AHHH!!!!

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  21. I'm new to your blog but what a great first post to read! Congrats! Being engaged is amazing and once you are married, it only gets better! :) New follower.
    http://sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

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  22. oh my goodness that is so exciting!! Congratulations to you two!! :)

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  23. Congratulations!! That ring is gorgeous and the story is going to be such a sweet story to share :) If you have any wedding planning questions, hit me up. I'm just an email away!

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  24. CONGRATS!!!! so happy for you! & your ring is gorgeous!

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  25. Congratulations!! How cute! :) Your ring is beautiful!

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  26. So wonderful! Congrats again!!

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  27. YAY! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! :)

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  28. Aw Congratulations! and what a beautiful ring!

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  29. Ah! Your ring is beautiful! SO happy for y'all! :)

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  30. congratulations x 100! :) I'm so excited for you guys! and wow, Jeremy did good with that ring!

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  31. congrats congrats that is super exciting!! yay you are engaged and i like how you said that best day of your life until your wedding comes along

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  32. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've been waiting for this day to came ever since I first read your story =)))))))))

    Natasha
    http://pursuit-of-inspiration.blogspot.com/
    http://oneworldfortwo.blogspot.com/

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  33. agfjkwbdiugwfbeuwfguw what?!!!! congrats!!!!

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  34. So sweet! Congratulations pretty girl!

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  35. When I read the title of this post...I had a feeling you were ENGAGED!!!! Congratulations! This is such a wonderful time in your lives - enjoy it!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.com

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  36. SO excited for you!! Wedding planning is the best! You will be such a gorgeous bride!!

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  37. Congragulations Alyssa! I've found your blog just at the right time!
    I'm visiting from the Simply Clarke blog and am a new follower! I can't learn about your wedding planning! Would love for you to visit my blog!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  38. Just found your blog from the bloglovin hop and I am excited to say congrats! Wedding planning is so much fun...you are going to have a ball! Excited to read more!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3695746/classy-with-a-kick

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  39. I JUST READ THIS!!! Sooooo exciting!!! I know you entered my giveaway today, but I have two more in the next two weeks that are wedding related. Be sure to enter!! :)

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  40. I'm am SO SO SO SO SO SO happy for you!! I actually read this the day you posted it but I'm just now getting to comment. Yayyyyyyyy!!! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding planning and what not! :)

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  41. YAY!!!! How exciting! Best Wishes! :)

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  42. best wishes!
    that's so awesome and what a fun way to do a proposal.
    can't wait to hear all about the planning!

    xo
    lesley

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  43. I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and what a BEAUTIFUL ring!! He did good! Congrats!

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  44. SO incredibly behind, but just wanted to say CONGRATS again. I'm so excited for you!

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  45. Congrats!! <3 have fun planning the wedding!!

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  46. That ring is so pretty and that sounds. Meant to tell you that this weekend. That sounds like the prefect engagement.

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