My engagement was a complete surprise. My boyfriend made it his mission to surprise me, and he did. He wanted more than anything to be able to surprise me when he proposed. Prior to getting engaged, my boyfriend took me ring shopping on a few different occasions to get some ideas from me. Prior to looking at engagement rings with him, I had no idea what I would want. I hadn’t really thought about it. There wasn’t a need to at the time. I wanted to save the excitement of looking when I was actually going to get engaged. When we first started looking at rings together I was trying to figure out what I did not like, while giving him ideas of things I thought were pretty. They’re all pretty! They’re diamonds! I really wanted for him to pick out the ring he wanted me to have. Honestly, I would have been happy with anything which I had told him countless times (even though he didn’t believe me). He thought every woman would want a big diamond, but that wasn’t the case for me. I remember him telling me one night that he wanted me to have the best, a ring that would sparkle under the moonlight. Was he being romantic or crazy? I would be happy having any ring that he wanted me to have and that would be more special than anything else. Nonetheless, Corey was on a mission to pick out the perfect ring for me.
With limitless possibilities for engagement rings, we were slightly overwhelmed the first couple of times we looked at rings. There is so much to consider in regards to cut, size, shape, clarity, and style. We looked at numerous styles of rings and I was always so nervous to try them on because I didn’t want that ring to define me. How was I supposed to know what I wanted or what would be the perfect ring for me? He encouraged me to try some rings on even though I kept telling him that I would be happy with anything he bought for me. We looked at so many different styles of rings I started to get more confused than I was when we first started. I asked him if I was helping and he said that I was. As long as he was getting some ideas I was happy. I had no idea what he was thinking nor would he tell me because I knew he wanted to surprise when he would eventually propose.
I knew we were going to get engaged eventually as we had talked about it, but I didn’t know when. He liked it that way. He wanted it that way. Months went by and he still hadn’t popped the question. The excitement of looking at rings got getting engaged in my head. I had to keep telling myself that he would ask me when he was ready. It would all happen in time, exactly when it was meant to. Corey was telling me things that made me think he wanted to put getting engaged off until the future. Maybe he wasn’t ready. Why would he take me ring shopping if he didn’t want to get engaged anytime soon. Was he putting me off or did he feel that way? I pushed the idea of getting engaged out of my mind entirely because it was driving me crazy. I knew our love for each other was out of this world and that’s all that mattered. That was enough. I knew that it would happen someday and that’s the only assurance I needed.
6 months after the first time we looked at rings, Corey asked me to marry him overlooking Montreal at Mont Royal with a ring from out of this world and I was shocked! I didn’t expect it! He got his wish and the reaction he was hoping for! Judging by my face, you can tell my reaction. I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect engagement. With wide eyes, tears, and my jaw dropping to the earth, my boyfriend surprised me with a proposal. I really didn’t think it was going to happen in 2014, but it did. I’m so glad he was as sly as he was because it was nice to not expect it coming. Apparently, he had the engagement ring for months. I don’t know how he kept it a secret, or how I didn’t find it.
The best thing about it all is that the ring makes my fiancé smile from ear to ear. It’s the ring he envisioned me having; it’s a ring that sparkles under the moonlight. It’s the best! It’s the best not because of its size, but because it was selected with care and love. Corey actually took the time to design this ring for me. He first selected the diamond he wanted and then picked a setting for the stone and designed it with me in mind. We hadn’t ever looked at oval diamonds before, but both he and I wanted something unique and one of a kind. When I saw the ring presented to me for the first time I was amazed by not only its brilliance, but how it’s perfect for me! How did he know? It’s vintage unique style and perfect setting fit me perfectly (and we hadn’t even looked at anything close to that before). The engagement ring is not just about me, but about my fiancé who picked it out specifically for me. He worked so hard to get that ring for me and his joy comes from seeing me happy. I’m happy at seeing how proud he is of the ring. He was thrilled when he saw my reaction and how much I fell in love with the ring instantly.
During the proposal, when I got over the shock of the ring and put it on it fit me perfectly! It was more than I could have ever imagined. I’ve never seen Corey more happy. He loved when I could show off the ring to my family and friends for the first time and when people notice it. I have a ring that is going to make my fiancé and husband-to-be smile everyday. That’s exactly what I was hoping for–something he wanted me to have. That’s what makes it so special.