I have a confession to make, Brian and I have been keeping a huge secret for the past month. Remember at the end of November when I told you about our four year anniversary celebration? Well, I left out one huge detail; Brian proposed. WE ARE ENGAGED!
As we began decorating our Christmas tree that day, I was sorting through the ornaments when Brian asked “when did we get this one?” I turned around and to my surprise, saw him down on one knee with a ceramic ornament in the shape of a gift box in his hand. He opened it up and inside was a stunning diamond ring. Brian popped the question and you can obviously guess what my answer was.
We have kept our engagement a secret for the past month because we wanted to surprise our immediate family for the holiday. And, we sure did. We worked our announcement into Christmas gifts; over the past month we’ve been purchasing gorgeous 5×7 picture frames and together we designed a faux insert that reads “PLACE OUR WEDDING PHOTO HERE”.
(Yes, we already have created a website and hashtag for ourselves.)
We wrapped these frames in a striking silver paper and handed them out to our loved ones toward the end of our gatherings. The reactions we received ranged from smiles and laughter to screaming, confusion, and crying. We secretly recorded all of the reactions and here are just a couple shots of the moment everyone realized we were engaged. (A full video is coming soon!)
I’m so excited to finally be sharing this news with you, it’s been torture not telling anyone this past month. Although, it has been wonderful sharing the excitement with only each other until now. With the wedding being a little less than 2 years away, we’ve got a lot of planning to do. I will absolutely be looping you in on this journey and can’t wait to marry my best friend!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday!
OMG CONGRATSSSS! What an amazing way to propose and that ring is just stunning!
Thank you so much, Alissa! 🙂
How sweet! Your ring is beautiful, and I love the looks on your families’ faces! Congratulations!
Thanks, Samantha! 🙂 Just about everyone we told had the same look on their face, it was priceless!
What a great way to share the news. Congrats, guys!
Thanks, Shawna! 😀
Congratulations! Very happy for the both of you
Thank you, Sabrina!
Congrats!! Planning a wedding is so fun! This is such a special time! http://www.theflavorfullife.com/
wow! so romantic! congrats.
Great way to announce it, I love peoples reactions! And congratulations 🙂
Congrats!!! That is such a cute story as to how he proposed! Those reactions are priceless!
Congrats! What a great way to share the news!
Congrats! How amazing and beautiful ring, that’s a great way to propose! Beautiful frames and fun idea to share the news.
I like the way you told the news to your family. Look at their faces, priceless. Congratulations!!!!!!
Oh my God this is the most beautiful reveal. Look at their faces!! 😀 😀 😀 Congratulations on the big surprise as well as getting engaged!
Congrats!!! what an amazing engagement story!!! Jen your face is priceless!!!!
Congrats!!!! So creative and beautiful!
Congratulations! I love that you captured the moment of surprise on your the faces of your loved ones. Such a great idea. Enjoy the engagement!
How wonderful (and deliciously sneaky of you both!) Huge Cingratulations!
omg how exciting!! Congrats!! The ring is beautiful!
Just found your blog, I totally love it! CONGRATS on your engagement! How exciting! Im looking forward to wedding planning updates 🙂
Now, that is just so romantic. Congrats Dear
Congrats! What a fun way to spread the news! I’m sure jt was pure torture holding that information in.
This is so great! Congratulations! And absolutely loved the idea of keeping it quiet and surprising everyone xx
I love the way you told your family. Was your plan all along to wait until Christmas to tell everyone? The pictures of their faces were priceless. Can’t wait to see the video too. I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see all the wedding plans fall into place. You have plenty of time and a fall wedding is just gorgeous.
Thank you so much, Jenn! We knew we didn’t want to tell anyone the day he proposed so we could enjoy the moment. That’s when we had the grand idea of a surprise!