Exactly one year from our first date, Daniel and I went on a walk in San Francisco where we were spending a few nights at the Palace Hotel to celebrate our one year anniversary. He took me to a quiet spot in a little park and asked me to marry him! Let me just add that there were beautiful flowers, champagne, a cheeseboard, chocolate-covered strawberries, and poetry involved…and then dinner at a charming French bistro. In other words, this man knows the way to my heart! He even had talented calligrapher Kathryn Murray write out in lovely script two of our favorite poems (in a leather-bound journal stamped with our initials…right before a long beautiful love letter…I know. He’s perfect. I’m keeping him.)
I am so incredibly happy and overwhelmed by the love and joy we have received from our friends and family in the past two weeks. It’s amazing to think that after having documented so many weddings, I get to start thinking about my own! And making that secret wedding Pinterest board public finally. And having a slightly more justifiable reason for stalking Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake.
I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating how you can ever possibly know that you have found the person you want to create your life with. It once seemed to me a wild thing to ever know. But at some point a certain heart knowledge just takes over, and what seems wild suddenly is NOT spending your life with this one other person. I can’t imagine anything besides the future that Daniel and I daydream together about all the time. I’m so lucky to have found someone to adventure and create with, someone who sees the world so similarly, and whose soul is made out of the same fabric as mine.
Get ready for me to blog all about wedding planning/engagement/bridey stuff! Starting with an upcoming post on why I’m not sporting a rock in our engagement selfie…