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Yes, the weekend did involve jewelry....

post #1 of 75
Thread Starter 
No beating around the bush....while on vacation in Blue Ridge, GA this weekend, Bradley proposed! He proposed our first night there (Thursday) and we had a wonderful vacation.
I'll post vacation pictures and talk more about the proposal later. For now, I'm exhausted and need some sleep. However, I'll indulge y'all with some ring pictures first. The band is white gold, the center stone is 1.39 carats, and the 10 side diamonds .3 carats, for a total of 1.69 carats. Who could say no to that???

post #2 of 75
Gorgeous, Amy. And congratulations!
post #3 of 75
Congratulations!!! It's a lovely ring.
post #4 of 75
Wow, nice ring and congratulations!!!

MMMm...wonder why you got no sleep aye!
post #5 of 75
Oh wow Amy, what a gorgeous ring!! Congratulations, I'm soooo happy for you!!
post #6 of 75
(Gets out loupe)... Veerrry nice. (Hazard of knowing about gems. )

Umm, not to embarrass you but gem weights are measured in carats, gold quality in Karats. But I think you were a tad excited and your fingers hit the wrong key.

And congratulations!!!
post #7 of 75
Congrats, Amy! I know you have been waiting for this for a long time! Hopefully my time isn't far behind!
post #8 of 75
Congratulations Amy. It sounds so romantic.
post #9 of 75
Woah!! Nice rock!!

(And the rest of it sounds pretty romantic, too - congratulations!!)
post #10 of 75
Congratulations Amy!! We know how much you wanted that certain question to be asked. That's a beautiful ring! Bradley's definitely a keeper (but we all already knew that!)!
post #11 of 75
Congratulations Amy!!! I wish you both a very happily ever after!
post #12 of 75
Whoo-hoo! Wonderful, congratulations! Very pretty ring
post #13 of 75
Pretty soon you'll be an old married broad just like me!
post #14 of 75
Oooooh! Pretty! Congratulations!!!!!
post #15 of 75
Congratulations!!! Your ring is lovely!!!
post #16 of 75
I KNEW IT! Honestly, I had a sneaking suspicion Bradley would propose. Congratulations, Amy! Your ring definitely beats my right hand 1 carat diamond ring! It's absolutely beautiful. I have to buy my OWN diamonds, for crying out loud.
post #17 of 75
Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear more, and that ring is beautiful!
post #18 of 75

Lovely ring - Bradley has very good taste! He's definately a keeper! lol
post #19 of 75
Wow! It's about time Amy! Congratulations to both of you!
post #20 of 75
Congratulations, Amy! What wonderful news! Your ring is beautiful!

I can't wait to hear all about your trip and the proposal!
post #21 of 75
Amy that's wonderful news, congratulations!!

The ring is gorgeous! Can't wait to hear more about your trip too!
post #22 of 75
Oooooooooooh congratulations Amy!!!!

I'm so happy for you both!
post #23 of 75
woo woo! congrats!!! I know you've been waiting for this for awhile. I can't wait to hear your proposal story. I bet you had such a nice and romantic weekend. Enjoy being engaged. It's so much fun

Any ideas on a wedding date yet?
post #24 of 75
Congrats and good luck!
post #25 of 75
Congrats Amy!!!!! Like everyone else, I can't wait to hear more details! I'm so excited and happy for you!!!! What a wonderful way for him to begin your weekend!!!!!!!
post #26 of 75
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thank you all so much for the kind words . Nothing could take me down from this cloud right now!
Jan, thank you for setting me straight about the carats/Karats thing . I'm so embarrassed- I should've known that!
Beryl- we'll definitely have to swap wedding planning ideas. I'm already swimming with them!
Jenn- you may have been my good luck charm. Thank you!!!
OK, the proposal. We got up to Blue Ridge by noon on Thursday, had lunch, went shopping (he was really quiet that whole time and I thought maybe his blood sugar was high- turns out he was just nervous!). We got to check into our cabin at 3pm (it was more gorgeous than we had imagined!). We unpacked, checked out the view, sat in the hot tub for a while with our first vacation beers , and then Bradley cooked this AMAZING dinner of filet mignon, white corn, and garlic bread. It was so yummy.
Then we put some acoustic Dave Matthews Band on the CD player (sooo romantic!) and got back in the hot tub. We were chilling out and then Bradley started talking all romantic (out of character for him!), telling me how much he loves me, how he wants to be with me forever, etc. etc. Then he said, "I have a question to ask you."

Now here's where things get blurry because I STILL cannot believe it happened! He leaned over the railing of the hot tub and pulled out the ring box. He got down on one knee, opened it up (I could not BELIEVE the ring!), and asked me if I would marry him. My head was screaming "Yes! Yes! Yes!" but I couldn't get any words to come out for a moment b/c I was so shocked. Finally, I said yes, gave him a big hug, started crying, he started crying, and then we had our first engaged kiss. It was so romantic, on our porch overlooking the mountains. He said he was going to propose either at that moment or at one of the scenic lookouts on our drive home on Sunday. But, he knew that I'd be disappointed if I made it all the way through Sunday without a ring; that's why he chose Thurs. night.

I immediately got on the phone with my family and best friends (mom is still shocked, but in a good way) and then Bradley got out a bottle of riesling (my favorite type of wine) to celebrate. I even saved the bottle b/c I want to put flowers in it at the wedding reception.

The weekend was perfect and it was so much fun to call each other our "fiancè." We agreed to not talk wedding stuff on vacation (Ha! Easier said than done!) and I restrained myself by buying only ONE bridal magazine while we were away. We'll hopefully be setting a date this week (I'm hoping for October) and then go from there.

I'll post vacation pictures later today. Again, thank you everyone for the kind words and good vibes as I waited (rather impatiently) for him to propose. It was all so worth it in the end and I absolutely could not be marrying a greater man . I love you all!
post #27 of 75
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww Thats so lovely Amy!!!! I feel like crying myself!.

Dave Mathews?, never heard of him but i like the sound of him. I love Kenny G the saxophonist but i can't play that when Gils around because that was the music my x and i listened too
post #28 of 75
Congratulations again, Amy!

That all sounds just so romantic! You mustn't be able to get the smile off your face at all!
post #29 of 75
Congratulations Amy and Bradley! Thats a beautiful ring! I'm so happy for you!
post #30 of 75
OH MY GOODNESS AMY I"M SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the title of this thread and immediately started holding my breath!!! Congratulations honey!!! That ring is absolutely gorgeous!!! What fantastic news! Reading your story nearly made me cry, it sounds like it was so very romantic.
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