Well guys...I'm definitely going to let Matt do more planning for our weekends from now on. If you caught my last #ToDoInTheLou post, I mentioned how I was letting him plan the weekend. Well his plan included a staycation at the Four Seasons and dinner at Sidney Street Cafe.
Oh, and a proposal!
It was so perfect and I still can't believe we're engaged. Sometimes I find myself just staring at my hand and my beautiful ring he picked out and just can't believe I get to marry this man. Anyone else feel like that?
So of course everyone asks, how did he propose. We had just checked in at the Four Seasons and it was raining. He really wanted to take Ellie on a walk in Forest Park all afternoon (and now I know why - that had been his original plan). So at the hotel we decided we would go spend some time at the spa in the hot tub and just relax. As I was putting our swim suits in our bags in the room he apologized for the weather and then said something along the lines of "But it doesn't matter how gross it is outside, it's always perfect with you." Which I thought was sweet but I didn't know why he was saying it. And that's when all of a sudden he said "and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you," and proceeded to get down on one knee. I was so surprised that it was happening right then and there in the hotel room, all I could say was "oh my gosh, is this happening?!" I was laughing and tearing up. He was so nervous I could tell and I was just so surprised, I finally said yes haha and he finally managed to get the ring on my finger.
It was so perfect because it was just us. Our little moment that we get to cherish forever. Of course my mom asked if anyone took pictures of videoed it, but I said it was nice to have something not on camera for once in my life and have it be so personal and special.
We then proceeded to call our families and our best friends. Matt had asked my dad's permission a long time ago and did not let either him or my mom know this was happening (rightly so, since they would have 100 percent have given it away). It was so special to see the excitement on their faces on FaceTime and I don't think I stopped smiling for days. We celebrated with champagne at the bar at Cielo and we're so thankful the bartender came out to take a few photos of us (in the rain) on their rooftop. Dinner at Sidney Street was perfect and will forever hold a place in my heart.
The rest of the weekend was a blur of celebrations, and hugs and retelling this story. We went to brunch, had a couple's massage at the Four Seasons (which is the BEST) and went to Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival. I can't wait to see where our life takes us and I know it will always be filled with adventure and laughter. This weekend was just the beginning.
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