One year ago today, I said yes. The story of our engagement is quite romantic to many, myself included but while being romantic, I’d also describe it as embarrassing. You see, I had no idea it was coming and yet I managed to be the one who videotaped it. Let me tell you how.
That day started off with me feeling a little under the weather and feeling like being a bum and staying in that morning while Daniel went out and hung with family. But we were told that this was the last day of the circus being in town so plans were made to go out that night.
We decided to make a whole thing of it and go see The Louvre while we were at it. But Paris was still new to both of us so we knew there would be some exploring throughout the whole outing. Twas on this adventure that we realized we were gonna pass the famous Love Lock Bridge- Pont Des Arts. I should tell you all that I knew about the bridge before going to Paris and Daniel did not, and even though I told him before, he still somehow forgot. We had no plans to put a lock on it that day but lock vendors were nearby luckily so we bought one and did the deed. To me, this was the gonna be the highlight of my night and maybe even the whole trip. Ha!
After “locking in our love”, we casually strolled through the plaza of The Louvre because
, truth is, we were not interested in seeing the art there and we heard you can’t even get that close to them and if I can’t take a selfie with Mona Lisa, what’s the point, really?
This next part is called foreshadowing…
We stepped outside and could spot the ferris wheel from the circus and I got so excited! Also, we happened to pass a couple outside that looked like they had just gotten married and I thought how lovely that all was, with still nary a clue as to what Mr. D had planned.
Here’s a gif of the video I made of the ferris wheel because I was so geeked.
So we get on the ferris wheel and I lit up like the streets around us. I started taking pictures and was ready to record a video- you know, for all the vlogs I never get around to doing but always INTEND to. To my surprise, Mr. D says “I wanna be in this one, baby” and rather than be suspicious of the man who was so reluctant to “walk slowly/ that way again for the camera”, I hopped over beside him and pressed record.
There was a delay with when the camera started recording so you don’t hear when he first asks me but I do and…
So that explains why the video starts with me looking frightened as hell. I gif’d it because I would melt from embarrassment if you all ever heard the audio that accompanied it.Trust me, I sounded ridiculous. He then took a picture of me that showed the Eiffel Tower being lit up in the background. It was as if he timed it. He may tell you he did. I’ll allow his version to pass.
We had the option of taking a pic after getting off the steering wheel and that is when we took our first picture as an engaged couple. Cute, isn’t it?
Afterwards, we walked to I-don’t-recall-where-now and had some delicious crepes at some-place-whose-name-I-also-don’t-remember. But it was one of those restaurants with wallpaper custom-made by customers so we decided to add to the decor. He drew the ferris wheel and wrote about us. It’s probably lost behind layers of other “art” now but here’s what it looked like when we posted it.
And there you have it- the story of how I was tricked into recording my own proposal.
Happy anniversary of the day you put a ring on it, Mr. D! I love you still so very much. If you asked me today, I’d still say yes.
Until next post!
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