Last August the love of my life, Tyler, asked me to marry him in Disneyland! It was the most perfect proposal and as I plan to share lots of details about our wedding and the planning process I thought it might be fun to share our proposal story!
It’s so hard to know where to start this story because our love story goes back about 7.5 years! Tyler and I met our first day of our Freshman year at Rowan University and have practically been inseparable in spirit ever since, (I say “inseparable in spirit” because we actually have done about 4 years of long distance throughout our relationship)!
In January of 2019, Tyler finally moved to Los Angeles after years of long distance dating. It was the BEST! We finally felt semi-normal and felt like we could actually get to know each other as adults as I had moved to California right after we graduated college.
I was convinced Tyler would propose the moment he moved in. I mean, he had just moved across the country for me! I thought a ring wouldn’t be far behind at all. But, after he was settled in, I realized we weren’t quite at proposal status yet. We had just spent the better part of 4 years apart, after all.
So I still day dreamed of the perfect proposal and I kept my nails done pretty much at all times in hopes that we was gearing up to pop the question. We had begun to look for rings and I knew it was in our near future.
Summer came around and that meant it had been about 6 months since Tyler had moved in. It also meant that I was antsier then ever to get engaged and considering my birthday was in July I had a feeling he might ask then! But my birthday came and went, and our trip to Cancun came and went, and our summer started to come to a close and I was resigned to the fact that we just weren’t there yet. For the first time in almost 6 months I left my nails bare and I got ready to head into another year of work (I typically work from mid-August to mid-June).
As a last summer hoorah I asked Tyler if we could go to Disneyland and of course… who can say no to Disneyland!
So we made plans to go to Disney the following day and that night Tyler asked me if he should clean up his beard and I said it didn’t matter to me… and then he was worried about what to wear the next day. I was so confused why he cared what he looked like - he is rarely one to put much thought into his ensemble, much to my dismay! But, I didn’t think much of it, I figured he was just being overly prepared.
So the next morning we were all set to go when Tyler became violently ill! I was so disappointed but we pushed out planned Disney day to the next morning.
The next day we arrived at Disney and I was so excited! It had been a couple years since we had been there together, and being an avid Disney lover I was just so happy to be with my love in such a fun place.
I told Tyler my only priority of the day was to get great pictures of us in front of the castle but he recommended we wait until later since it was cloudy. I agreed and we went off to the ride the rides. After a couple hours it started to get hot and I was worried I would look all sweaty in our photos so I insisted we go to the castle to get out pictures.
We stood in line and when it was our turn the sweet photographer took soooo many photos. I was a bit shocked that he was giving us so much attention but I didn’t realize what was happening until the very end when the photographer asked if there were any other important shots we wanted. I shook my head expecting to move on with our day, but suddenly Tyler said he had one more shot he wanted.
He started to bend to one knee and COMPLETELY surprised me!
I couldn’t believe it! It was so incredibly sweet and shocking that I was shaking and teary eyed. It was the best moment ever and I was so happy.
After he stood up and I said yes, the photographer took us on an adventure around the park and spend time taking adorable photos with just us. It was so special and magical and I loved every second.
For the rest of the day we got to wear adorable pins that said “We’re Engaged” and we had Mickey hats made to commemorate the event. So many people came up to congratulate us and we had the best day. We even got to end the day with the incredible fireworks and it was a day I will never forget.
We waited to call our families and friends until the day after so that way we could really just celebrate our special moment, just the two of us.
Stay tuned for more updates as we plan our day and thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about our story! I am so excited to be on this journey with Tyler and I am so grateful I can share it with you!
Until next time,