How did he propose?
We had a trip to Paris, where he is from, scheduled for about six months. My parents have been traveling and were going to be in Paris for five weeks, so we thought it was the perfect chance to visit his family and mine at the same time. Little did I know that practically as soon as we booked the trip, he had been planning to propose while we were there.
Our first morning in Paris was also his birthday. We had plans to have a big lunch with his family and my parents that afternoon at his parents' house, so we decided to take a walk to take in the city before. From the Marais neighborhood we walked across bridges and through winding streets onto the Ile de la cité. We found ourselves alone in a quiet park behind Notre Dame right next to the Seine river. He started talking about how great the past four years had been, which made me a little confused, until before I knew it he was down on one knee. After that, the birthday lunch with both of our families was even more special, and it included lots of champagne!
How long were you dating before you got engaged?
We were dating for four years. In fact, on his birthday exactly four years before he proposed, he asked me to be his girlfriend. I guess it's an easy way for him to remember the dates of important milestones, but I like to think he considers me the best birthday present.
How long was the engagement?
Well, as of now, we've only been engaged for a couple of weeks. But we'll probably get married a little more than a year after the proposal.