Friday, March 16, 2012

The Proposal

Before lunch we headed further down the beach to Cape Henlopen Park.

We decided to take our usual summertime walk to the WWII watch towers and back.

There was barely anyone on the beach because of the wind. We did see two people walking back from the towers and they took our picture...I should have known something was up because JCW was being a little too accommodating.

If I had to pick any beach or any location that I considered to be "our place" it would be the watch tower coastline.

Right after snapping this picture, I turned around to find JCW directly behind me down on one knee. I was completely surprised and didn't hear him because of the wind. He had a large grin on his face and I couldn't stop smiling...the rest is history!

 Of course I said yes.

We made our way back in 30 knots of wind and there wasn't a soul in sight. There was something so special about walking on the empty beach surrounded by nothing but sky, sea and sand. Just as we were leaving a couple was walking onto the beach and we told them the news.

I was beaming and happily agreed to go to Arena's for celebratory Death Fries. I am not sure if it was the fact that we had just gotten engaged or if the Death Fries really were the most delicious thing I had ever tasted? It is also unclear if JCW was excited about being engaged or excited about the Death Fries? He sent this picture to our friends with the caption "Erin really liked the death fries"...it was so much fun to see who noticed the ring and who noticed that there was bacon on the fries. Certain friends thought JCW had actually proposed over Death Fries...I don't need to tell you how fitting of an engagement announcement this was for JCW. We spent the rest of the day chatting and texting with family and friends, followed by a lovely dinner at The Cultured Pearl.

The following day on our way home we stopped at Dixie's Parent's house so the boys could smoke a cigar.

Special thanks to JCW for asking me to spend the rest of my life with him...it's already been an adventure and I am ready for much, much more! I also feel very blessed to be able to share this special time with all of you. xx

54 comments:

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful proposal! Your ring is gorgeous. It's only 7:30am and I'm starving for those Death Fries!!

James said...

You two made an old man smile, thank you. Congratulations to you and well done to JCW. You picked a winner.

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

Again, best wishes to you and congratulations to your fiancé! Enjoy this happy and fun time. xo xo

DSS said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so tickled for both ofy ou :) I can't wait to hear what you've got planned for the wedding!

Annie said...

Love the story and it sounds so you both!

Isn't it so funny when you tell the first people you see? We had the same thing happen on the beach right after we got engaged. They got so excited for us and of course we've never seen them again. Special time!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Awwww, so perfect! Gorgeous ring! Enjoy this special time in your life :) xoxox

Britton said...

What a wonderful place to spend such a special time! Congrats again!! Now the fun part can begin!! Enjoy every minute of it!!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I love how he sent the pic of the fries out (my fav food by the way and those look realll good) to see who noticed the ring and who didn't. Congrats :-)

HipWaldorf said...

Congratulations! and I thought you and JCW were already married and you just kept your last name.....

Summer is a Verb said...

Das sum bling! Ya probably burned off all those ooey gooey and death fry calories just hauling 'round the added weight ;)

ps...WHERE are those death fries from? If I get down on one knee for Babe w/a plate of those, I just may get some bijoux myself! XXOO

Best Wishes Erin...

The Swanky Socialite said...

Awwww, that sounds like the sweetest proposal and the perfect day! Have you guys been together a long time? Love hearing people's proposal stories, thanks for sharing!

QueenBeeSwain said...

have been waiiiiiiiiiting to hear this story and knew it was going to be just so perfectly the two of you :)

many smiles coming your way from BOS.

xoox

kHm

Pink Champagne said...

How romantic and how perfectly the two of you! Enjoy every moment of this special time. (And of course, the ring is GORGEOUS!) XX

Belle on Heels said...

So exciting and your ring is just lovely {the death fries don't look too bad either!} Many happy wishes to you both :)

Baltimore Prep said...

What a beautiful proposal and filled with so much meaning for you! Thanks for sharing your story with us. The death fry announcement is hilarious! Best wishes and happy planning!!!!

Steel Magnolia said...

What a sweet story! And what a beautiful, classic ring. Best wishes to you both, and happy wedding planning!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I love it when I hear about how people are proposed to and it is at "their spot" It just makes me smile.

MBW said...

Love it! You may need to find a way to serve death fries at the wedding!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I loved reading the story, too cute and romantic! I also love that you went to Arena's afterwards....that is exactly what I would want to do following a proposal!

I Do Declare said...

Very sweet story! Your ring is stunning!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Well done JCW...
Wish you guys all the best there is....

Sarah Brooke said...

Congratulations again! I love this story!

Amanda C. Bee said...

Everything about this is just so wonderful! And that ring is a stunner! Congrats lady! x

eas said...

That is the sweetest proposal. I love that you'll be able to go back there every summer. Nice work JCW!

Worthington said...

Best wishes Erin and congratulations to JCW! The ring is lovely.

Miss Southern Prep said...

What a sweet proposal! Your ring is gorgeous!!

Dee Stephens said...

The death fries part is the best!! Congrats!
i also noticed you guys have matching jackets on! :)

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I've been waiting for this update! Gorgeous classy ring! So happy for you two!

The Wonder Of It All... said...

Congratulations to you both! A most excellent proposal, and location for it to have been made.

Melissa said...

Love, love, love your engagement story! I especially love the part about the Death Fries. Super cute!

Congrats again!

Patsy said...

Great story! Good lead in, excellent use of pictures, fabulous ring, bonus death fries and a happily-ever-after ending.

I give it 5 stars!

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

SO CUTE!!! Congratulations! Get ready for all the planning - it can be intense at times!

Miss Lindsay said...

I love the part about the pic of the fries!! Too funny!! What a great proposal.

HendersonHome said...

Congrats! I was so excited for you when you first posted to fb I even told my mom about it! It's funny how close all bloggers become. Its a great group of people who are willing to share their lives with total strangers, and make good friends in the meantime. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness xx

KAH said...

Love this post! And the way he proposed! Congrats!!!!!

Glitterista said...

EAS, I couldn't be happier for you and JCW! What a perfect proposal, gorgeous ring, and great way to tell your friends. ;)

Bethany said...

What a fun story! It's so special that he proposed in such a special location for the two of you. The picture of the fries is HILARIOUS and it's even funnier that people thought that he proposed over the fries.

xoxo

Summer Wind said...

Congratulations to the both of you! This is such an exciting time for you and I love being able to hear all about it! Your ring is absolutely stunning!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Congratulations! Your ring is stunning. Enjoy every moment of being engaged.

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

I am tickled pink and green for you two! What a fantabulous story. I wish you many years of happiness! There is really nothing better than being with the man you love! I have been with mine for 17 years!!! And girly, my Mistah would KiLL for them there Death Fries!!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Your ring is stunning!

sle said...

The two of you look so sweet together! I love seeing people in love!! Best wishes for a wonderful life together!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Such a sweet story!! I love the picture of y'all with the watch tower in the background and the death fries story is too funny!

Turtles and Pearls said...

Congratulations! Such a sweet proposal story!! Can't wait to hear more about the wedding planning and details of the big day.

The City Boy said...

i love the matching barbour jackets.

an order of Death Fries was a must!

Twist of Lime said...

Oh Sweetheart! You captured your moment so beautifully and I felt your emotions when I read your post. You have a wonderful past, a fabulous present and a beautiful future to make together! Enjoy every moment!

sSe said...

This is such a sweet romantic story! Not to mention it's perfect to tell your children one day! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Europafox said...

Squeeeee! How exciting - thanks for posting about it - congratulations!

pretty pink tulips said...

Congratulations!!!

I'm so honored that you shared this special proposal with all of us! And, I love that JCW did it in a way that was so perfect and personal for the two of you.

Here's to many, many more special walks along that very beach!

And, to the wedding plans! Can't wait for those!
xoxo Elizabeth

JMW said...

Perfect. What a special memory for the two of you. A new chapter begins! Cheers to the happy couple!

Whitney of Washington said...

I'm just catching up on blog reading so I'm a little late to the party, but CONGRATS! This is a great proposal story and so glad yall have such wonderful pictures. What a beautiful day too.

Sarah said...

You two are so cute and perfect! Congrats again!

Tipsymadras said...

Congrats! Nothing says true love quite like matching barbour jackets... You two are the cutest of cute!

Laur said...

Congrats again! What a cute story! LOVE your ring! XO

M said...

Congrats!

This was the first time I read your blog and as I was skimming down the page I had to stop when I saw Cape Henlopen...I go there with my family in the summer, but don't know many other people who are familiar with it! What a coincidence!

xo M