Friday, March 19, 2010

Aaaaah, I'm engaged :) and planning a New York Wedding!

I wasn't sure if I was going to share my engagement story and wedding planning but so many have asked for details and asked me to share that I was like, ok!
YES, I'm engaged and super excited, more so than I thought I would be.
Now I know how my brides feel.

SO, this is my story of how I went from being someone's "girlfriend" to someone's "fiancé" and planning my New York wedding.
I'll try and make it short and sweet.

This February we decided to take a trip to Maui, for our yearly winter get away. And on the way I was already suspect but wasn't sure if he would dare to bring the ring onto the airplane and through security. Well turns out he was suspect too! Cause he played an awful trick on me.

The first day we got there, we, of course, were really jet lagged and only had enough energy to go to a local restaurant where he told me that he had a "gift for me". So I totally went there and thought that "oh, I guess this is the proposal, kinda of lame" and, was also thinking,
"man, I wish he kept it a surprise." I know how awful of me.
Well the joke was on me when he told me to close my eyes and he revealed a jewelry box. When he didn't say those magic words, I went ahead and opened the box. And, it was a pair of earrings!
AAHH! Cruel, but he said he needed to throw me off.
Still gotta get him back for that.

The real proposal took place the next day, after a beautiful sunset dinner cruise and whale tour. It was amazing by the way, Maui is generally amazing! I highly recommend going for your honeymoon, or a vaca. It truly is paradise.

After our dinner cruise, we strolled on the beach and sat down to watch the sunset, when he dropped to his knee and popped the question! Of course you know I said yes! I still can't believe he had the ring with him during the whole cruise, that's what got me.

I loved that he proposed on the beach, since we met on the beach while surfing in Long Beach, NY. (yes, people surf in NY). And I love that he proposed in Maui at the beginning cause I didn't stop smiling for the rest of the trip!

DETAILS: I loved where we stayed, The Westin Resort and Spa. West Maui is small and we got to enjoy the island by renting a car. If you go you should definitely rent a car and drive around and just enjoy all the beautiful scenery. There are a lot of things you can do on your own and that is what we like to do, but, if you are more of a tour person there are a lot of those too.

Well, can you say beach wedding! I already started my planning and will share soon!
First thing is first, location, location. I have to find a place in NY that is our style and still be on the beach. Check back soon for updates.

Do you have an engagement story you would like to share or know a great beach location or venue in NY that would be great for my wedding? Just comment.

Talk Soon!


NY/NJ (& Global) said...

CONGRATS girl!! :) Awww looks like he did a GREAT job! Let me know if you need any help. ;) Best to you both! ~Gabriela

Lela New York said...

Thanks Gabriela! Super excited! xo

Ananda said...

Congratulations!!!1 What a lovely proposal story! I knew my husband was about to propose because we had had all sorts of conversations for practical purposes (I am not from the US and he is), so I had weeks of torture (in a fun way), where he would take me to nice places, the beach, nice restaurants, etc. ... and it never happened. It was driving me nuts... then one day when we were just laying on the couch at home watching a movie, he proposed! It was such a (great) shock! It was his way to make it a complete surprise even though I knew it was coming. It was perfect!

Lela New York said...

Thanks for sharing Ananda!

Andrea said...

You can always have a theme wedding or create your own with creative theme wedding ideas.

Samantha {Shay Photography} said...

I know I am super late, but I'm just catching up on some of your past blogs (love your site :) -- congratulations!! What a gorgeous couple you are, I wish you so many wonderful blessings!! XO

Lela New York said...

Thanks Samantha! You are so sweet! xxoo

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