Happy Sunday everyone!
I apologize for the delay in posting... I've been positively overwhelmed practicing my new signature, double checking the authenticity of my "likes" on Pinterest wedding boards, and admiring the sparkle of my newest hand accessory. Just kidding. But seriously, I have some exciting news to share and it's about time that I shared it for the whole wide world to see: Me and Roger are engaged! 🙂 He popped the big question last night and undoubtedly I said yes. We couldn't be happier or more excited!
To make things all the more exciting, we made our commitment official in the heart of New York City--in the middle of Central Park, no less. I'm a lucky girl to have found myself such a romantic, thoughtful man.
Before I jump into the lovely details, let me give you a little backstory. We started the day just like any other: oatmeal for breakfast, tea in the living room, the usual morning routine. We prepped to see "Wicked" at the Gershwin Theatre at 2pm and afterwards we had plans to go for a nice dinner at an unknown location. Roger knows I'm a sucker for surprises, so he kept the whereabouts of our dinner reservations a secret.
Wicked was fantastic! The standing ovation was well-deserved. The amount of talent on the stage was enough to take our breath away and it did just that. I would definitely recommend seeing it on Broadway if you have the chance.
Below is our very first couple photo of my NYC trip. I boldly turned around and asked the people behind us to snap a picture just before the curtain was about to rise. My philosophy is that you should never feel embarrassed to ask someone to capture a happy moment, especially one that you're particularly smitten about. You'll sooner regret not documenting it than feeling residual embarrassment for asking. We have an absolute "deer-in-headlights" look about us, but we're going to cherish this look when we're 80.
After the play, Roger got a call on his cell phone. Hmm, that's weird. Who would be calling him at his New York phone number on a Saturday? He snuck off into the crowd as I waited for him to return. He then insisted that we kill some time before dinner by getting a tea. For what felt like forever, we walked in circles around the same block looking for an appropriate place. "An S-shape," Roger corrected me. We picked up a Starbucks chai tea latte and some coconut macaroons. We then stopped at a street corner and Roger admitted that he had tried to stay in relatively the same area because we had a driver picking us up momentarily.
What pulled up beside us? A horse and carriage! With a dozen roses! And a warm red blanket to keep us warm! Through Central Park! At dusk! In New York City!
It was absolutely wonderful. You know that feeling when you feel so giddy your hands are shaking and you feel like you're floating 3 feet above the ground?
After he asked me to marry him, we ate macaroons and hugged for like five to six minutes straight. Smiling like crazy of course. That my friends, is love.
We then commenced the rest of our horse-drawn tour through Central Park and taxied our way to Greenwich Village for dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea--the "most romantic" restaurant in NYC.
I can see why the restaurant is deemed the most romantic in the city--a live pianist, chilled champagne buckets, candles, and a single white rose at every table, it definitely looks like the spot to dine post-proposal.
We were excited to celebrate at home with some more wine. Much to our displeasure, Roger's condo didn't have a corkscrew. The shoe trick didn't work, so we advanced to using a serrated knife. So very classy, I know. We saved the cork! March 1st is officially my new favourite day and our engagement is my new favourite reason to love New York City!