real engagement: pumpkin surprise.

Is it me or is this snowy, wintry, icy weather got you chilled to the bone? To heat things up, today on the blog is a warmhearted engagement story from October that is sure to put a smile on your face. Maria Daniela had been recovering from surgery when she attended an annual party where she was faced with a life-changing question…and a pumpkin filled with bling. Read on to hear about her engagement story – why knot?!

 

Maria Daniela and Billy’s Engagement – October 13, 2013

Billy was having his annual pumpkin carving party on October 13th, 2013 and I had just had my deviated septum repaired on October 2nd so I was not sure if I was going to be able to make it to his get together, if anything I planned to make an appearance (I was not sure if spending hours in the cold weather was okay for my nose). Billy and his friends stressed to me that I had to be there at this party because they all had a surprise for me as my recovery was a lot harder than expected and they wanted to do something for me, which I thought was so nice (I had no idea my life was going to change!). I had arrived late to the party because I was helping my mom set up for her annual Columbus Day party at our house. She even tried to persuade me to stay home that day, or go even later to the party, because she wanted me to be at her party, but I told her it was important that I be at Billy’s. Billy that morning made himself physically sick from nerves – I was so worried he was coming down with something (little did I know…)!

When I arrived at his house barely anyone was talking or eating or carving pumpkins – I thought it was very strange and awkward! Barely anyone said hi to me, barely anyone was talking/eating/drinking, no one was doing anything! Billy said they were all waiting for me to arrive to eat and carve the pumpkins. Oh, well, that was nice of them (I literally had no idea what they had planned). After getting situated and saying my hello’s, I put out some candy I had picked up on my way, added more table decor, and created apple cider sangria from a recipe I found on Pinterest. After finishing these last minute items, I grabbed some food from the buffet table because I was starving and had a seat. About an hour later (as I was still picking on my food), Billy and his friends, along with his mom, were chatting on the lawn a couple yards away from me. I sat staring at them and wondering what was going on because Billy was on his knees with his back to me, facing a bunch of his guy friends and they were having a little pow-wow… my anxiety kicked in, but I kept trying to tell myself it was nothing because I had no idea that he was planning something.

Then Billy’s mom called me over as I was enjoying the pumpkin macaroni and cheese I made the day before… she said I needed to settle a debate they were having, but that I needed to be quiet because the others cannot hear. I felt like everyone’s eyes were on me, and as I stood there so confused and uncomfortable, I said out loud, “Why is this such an awkward situation? Why do I feel something shady going on?”… no one said anything… then in the corner of my eye I see Billy getting down on his knee and bringing a mini pumpkin out from his side. He took the top off, and asked me the most important question of our lives: “Daniela, will you marry me?” I stand there in shock saying “STOP IT! STOP IT!” (It’s on video! Hilarious!) I slowly inched towards the pumpkin as if something was going to pop out of it, and once I saw the ring shining inside I quickly jumped back in shock and put my hands over my mouth, just standing there staring at Billy in disbelief. After a couple seconds of complete silence and everyone holding their breath, his cousin Michele yelled out “Say something!” and I immediately responded with, “Yeah, of course I’ll marry you! Are you kidding me!?”

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feature friday: engagement story.

You know that moment when it just clicks?  The moment when all at once you realize you have found ‘the one’. It can be an event big or small but before you know it you find yourself excessively smiling and can’t wait to shout it from the rooftops! Today’s feature is putting the spotlight on Emmy-nominated producer, Jenna Lee Russo and her future hubby, Joey Delli Carpini. Early into Jenna’s (no-clue-bout-to-be-engaged) trip to Disney, literally fifteen minutes before Joey popped the question, she had her moment. All at once it hit her – he was the one for her – her prince forever after. After snapping pics in front of the castle, she even texted her boss this…

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Full details on their fairytale engagement is below. Get ready to swoon – you’ve been warned.

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feature friday: engagement shoot experience.

SMILE – it’s Friday! For today’s feature, the spotlight is on bride-to-be, Michelle. She was one of the lucky winners of the Aida Krgin Complimentary Engagement Shoot recently posted on the Mrs. Why Knot facebook page!

Are you still skeptical about doing an engagement shoot? Read along to find out the inside scoop from this future Mrs.!

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feature friday: engagement story.

The sun is shining- and friday has arrived! To keep up the ‘LOVE’ of this Valentine’s week, I couldn’t help but share this NYE engagement story as submitted by bride-to-be Christina for today’s friday feature. Read on to see how her future hubby planned to make Christina’s ringing in the new year an unforgettable one…

*story as submitted by Christina

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feature friday: engagement story.

Is it me or did this week go by fast?! Thank God it’s Friday! Today’s post features the engagement story of Amanda and Mike. Read on to find out how the freak October 2O11 snowstorm wasn’t the only suprise on that chilly, icy day!

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