12 September 2014

Flashback Friday - Our Engagement & Giveaway with Designs by Nicolina!

When Dave & I met - post about it here - we instantly knew that we were in this relationship with all of our hearts. Therefore, just a few months later, we starting talking hypotheticals. "When we have kids," "When we get married," etc. However, even though we were on the fast track to marriage, I had no idea that 11 months after we met, we would be engaged. 

It all started with the weirdest conversation with my roommate / best friend ever. 

Bestie - "Hey do you want to walk around Campus this afternoon?"
Me - "Why would we want to walk around campus?"
Bestie - "I don't know, just to like enjoy the weather before it gets cold."
Me - "I already worked out today."
Bestie -"But we've never like walked all around campus."
Me -"Okay..."

30 minutes later when we were about to leave - 

Me - "Why are you like kinda dressed up?"
Bestie - "I thought we could get a picture in front of the Auburn Sign"
Me - "Who's going to take it?"
Bestie - "My boyfriend can come pick us up and take the picture!"
Me - "Okay...Why are you painting your nails?"
Bestie - "I just want them to look good for the picture, want me to paint yours?"

30 more minutes later, after my nails were painted and this outing to go "walking" had officially turned into a photoshoot, her boyfriend picked us up  - 

Once we got to the Sign, this was the photo that ensued, which, was a great photo of us at the sign, I might add. 
Ignore the matching outfits...
After this was taken, I saw Dave come out from behind the corner of the sign, and literally got so excited, just because he was in town, and the thoughts that were going through my head were, "Yay, my bestie totally just rigged this so that Dave could surprise me, it all makes sense now!" However, as soon as I got to Dave and hugged him, he stopped me mid hug and said, "Hold on, I've got to tell you something." This was when I have no idea what sentimental stuff he started saying was because when your boyfriend goes down on one knee, everything starts spinning. 

This truly shows me how shocked I was. I just kinda kept looking at him. We then went on a little photoshoot catching the moments of our first few minutes being engaged, and of course, my now fiancé, decided to take some funny ones! 

Any fun stories about your engagement? 

Also, I'm so excited to be pairing up with Designs by Nicolina for a Giveaway! This is a super adorable Etsy shop that you must go to for all of your print & stationary needs. All of her stuff is super cute. We've paired up to giveaway some of Lily&Wes' labels & Designs by Nicolina Thank You Notes!! Here's a photo she posted of them paired together - can we talk about cute?

Enjoy! :) 

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  1. Aww! I love it! What a sweet and thoughtful engagement!
    Steve and I were on the "fast track" as well. We got engaged after 6 months of dating, but had a 16 month engagement. We were engaged more than double the amount of time that we were dating. haha

    1. Thanks! And we did the same thing, we were engaged for 20 months, which was double what we dated! I like to think we made it longer so that we could live together first and learn more about each other, but I just needed more time to plan the wedding! hehe

  2. Oh, and I love the Drunk on Mimosas bachlorette print! Adorable!!

  3. I love the state return address labels because I just moved to Florida and would love to show off my new state to everyone I mail to.