Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am... ENGAGED

I know, I have not been very good (okay, thats an understatement) about updating my blog with personal events, I guess that was never the point of my blog. But I feel like I wanted to share this big moment with all of my readers, especially as you have been following along since the beginning in 2009.
 
I am engaged!
 
If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you already know this of course, but I wanted to do a more in-depth post. I wanted to share a bit of the proposal and some photos, and of course, the first thing everyone wants to see is the ring!
 

 
 

 

I wasn't feeling well last Friday, a combination of being exhausted, allergies (these are new this year... great!) and a cold. We were supposed to have a "date night" at my favorite restaurant ever, Mr Chows. Being ill, my boyfriend at the time (now Fiance... weird to say that), decided he would bring my favorite food to me and we ordered in.

The dinner was normal and just as usual (although, I should have known something was up as Adam, was dripping sweat throughout our dinner). Desert is always something I love, well I just need something sweet at the end of a meal. Always. So as usual, right on cue, I reached for the fortune cookie. Adam mentioned whatever numbers were in the cookie, we should play the lotto with.

I grabbed the cookie and opened it, first thing I saw was a bunch of ???, then the rest slowly came into my vision, the first words out of my mouth were "What the F"? I couldn't believe it, I was BLOWN away and I turned around and he was on his knee.

I was speechless, I couldn't speak for 20 minutes. I kept saying I don't believe this.

Personally, for me, this was the IDEAL way he could have proposed, Adam knows, I hate when people are staring at me, and I am such a homebody, that this proposal really took into account my personality traits and wants. I was just beyond surpised and thrilled.



 

Out that Saturday night celebrating with a friend (This is not my Fiance)You can see how sparkly the ring is...
 
A few pictures of my Fiance and I



 
 
Now, what you are all waiting for... the ring!
More pictures on Instagram @DaraKaye

A quick note about the ring, I never thought I was a "pear" girl, I actually never even liked pears at ALL. I always thought I wanted a cushion or emerald ring. Adam and I looked a bit together a while ago, like 6 or months ago. We tried cushions, but after all of the looking I realized I had no idea what I wanted, I couldnt even fully commit to a cushion. There are things I didnt like about it (very trendy and everyone has it now) and every cut of a stone I looked at there was something about. Anyway, I am so thrilled with this ring, and every time I look at it I love it more and more. Just goes to show, sometimes its good to let yourself be surprised and have your boufriend not listen to you. I am very happen that he didnt listen to me this one time (I doubt I will ever say that line again).

This ring has a very special meaning and that give it so much more weight and meaning to me.

And that's it and now the craziness commences with booking a venue.
We are thinking Sept/Oct/ November 2014 on either Long Island, Westchester, Hudson Valley or Connecticut.

I was thinking of doing some wedding planning posts.. Would you guys be interested in this?
Let me know below!

xx

19 comments:

  1. Ahhh congratulations Dara ! You look like you make such a beautiful couple now you get the all the fun of planning your wedding =D ! x

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  2. Congrats! I would love to see some of your wedding ideas and planning the event!

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  3. Awwww Dara I'm so excited for u :) congratulations, you will make a stylish bride :D

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  4. Congratulations again! Ummmm would LOVE to see some wedding planning posts....and I would never say that on anyone else's blog lol But I love your taste and I know your wedding will be so chic

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  5. Wedding posts would be welcomed!

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  6. Congratulations! The boy did good - the ring is BEAUTIFUL and the proposal sounds so cute and romantic!

    fashion--geek.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  7. Congratulations honey! So pleased and happy for you. What a lovely proposal - gorgeous ring too xx

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  8. Congratulations! The ring is gorgeous!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  9. Love your top!!where's it from?:) and congrats

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  10. SO excited for you guys!! Lots of fun planning your future together <3 <3

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  11. I think your FIANCE looks like a younger version of Derek Jeter haha

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  12. Many many many congratulations and MAZEL TOV!!!!!! I'm really happy for you. I follow you on Instagram but never comment. I do comment on your videos. You two make a gorgeous couple. So excited for you, any videos/updates you do will be awesome - Lori (Boston)

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  13. Congrats! I got engaged this month too. Id love some wedding posts as i am completely overwhelmed! Best of luck Dara

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  14. Congratulations! You are one lucky girl!

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  15. Congratulations guys!!! :) :D

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  16. Congratulations! The two of you look amazing together and that ring is stunning.

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