I’ve always been a hopeless romantic…
I’m not sure if it’s due to my appreciation for literature that involves a good love story, if it’s from watching one too many chic flicks, if it stems from my own love of imagination and writing, or if it’s because I’m female. Or maybe it’s a combination of everything.
At any rate, I get choked up when I watch a music video that shows an old couple dancing together and reminiscing about the years they spent together. I cry when I read The Notebook. I’m teary-eyed at weddings during the father / daughter dance. And I sometimes get a little sniffly when I think about how much I love Nate.
The thing about romance and romantic moments is that it involves ordinary people and ordinary settings. A lit candle, a red rose, a nice dinner, a stroll through the park, a kiss. By themselves, they are just objects or movements. But add love, and everything is transformed. Suddenly the rain is sparkling like thousands of diamonds. Suddenly the kiss is… magical.
Nate and I were honored to be a part of a special, romantic moment over the weekend, when Nate’s brother Joel proposed to his girlfriend. Really, the setting couldn’t have been any more beautiful. The Boston Public Gardens is probably one of my favorite places in the city, and the unusually warm, sunny temperatures only complimented the afternoon.
While the bride-to-be was spending time with her girlfriends, completely unaware as to what was happening, Nate and I met up with Joel – the groom – and the remaining guys. Joel was unbelievably excited and nervous, so the guys did their best to keep him relaxed by having fun with the letters on their T-shirts.
When it was time for the proposal to happen, Joel’s girlfriend was blindfolded and led through the gardens to where my hubby Nate (soon to be the Best Man) and the remaining groomsmen were standing. They had matching red T’s, which spelled out “Will-You-Marry.” Joel, wearing the ‘Me’ T-shirt, walked up behind her, took off the blindfold, and asked her to marry him.
She said “Yes”! 🙂
I love how every proposal and wedding is different… and yet they are all beautiful, just the same. I don’t think I could ever get tired of such moments!