Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I'm ENGAGED!

Yes, yes, and yes! I am an ENGAGED woman! I could not be more excited to be marrying the man of my dreams. Many of you have messaged me about blogging how it happened, etc., so I'm going to fill you in on the scoop! :)

    Saturday night, I planned a surprise party for Sam! He had no idea and we had anywhere from 25 to 35 people come! I had the party at Local in Midtown, so he was blown away when he walked in and saw all of his favorite people! Best girlfriend award, right? :) Anyway, after he proposed, he told me that he had planned on proposing Saturday night, but because SO many people were there, and we were in somewhat of a bar, he didn't feel it was the right place to do it. Funny story: ALL of the guys knew about the ring being in his pocket, including my parents! I'm just amazed that I had no idea about it! After dinner was over, and the majority of the people left, a group of us headed downtown to Bardog to catch a couple more drinks and visit. Because they were crowded, we walked down to Flight! Flight restaurant is a very,very nice restaurant in downtown Memphis and happens to be the place Sam and I met for the very first time on December 16, 2009! After our large group sat down, Sam mentions to me," Oh! Don't make any plans tomorrow night. We're going to end this awesome weekend with a great dinner Sunday night!" I said, " alright, and didn't think much about it. "
       We woke up Sunday morning, did some shopping, had brunch downtown, and just enjoyed the awesome weather we were having! We came home, got ready for dinner, and headed across the street to Flight. We had awesome appetizers, dinner, and a yummy dessert. As Sam is paying the bill, the waitor asks if there is anything else we need, and Sam proceeds to tell him," I think we are doing good, but we will be here a little bit longer. " I couldn't figure out why we were going to be here a little bit longer, but he immediately asks me, " Well, Brittney, do you know why you're here?" It took me a minute to catch on, but I quickly figured out what was going on. He started his spill about how he loved me and planned on spending the rest of his life with me, having kids with me, and growing old with me... Did I cry? Ohhhhhhh... yes.....The tears came flowing! As he finished his story, he pulls out a BEAUTIFUL solitaire diamond ring. I am blown away by the love this man has for me... He continues to amaze me more everyday! He then asks," Will you marry me?!" I IMMEDIATELY said, "YES!!!!" I don't think I could say yes fast enough, ha! We quickly left the restaurant and headed to my parents, so we could show them, along with my brother and his awesome girlfriend. I made several, several phone calls to my grandmother and close girl friends. I was on cloud nine!!!

    Thank you again to friends, family, and blogger friends who congratulated us!!! We cannot wait for all the wedding festivities to get started, but most importantly, I cannot WAIT to be Mrs. Sam Haynie on October 25, 2014!!!!! We are having the wedding in Destin, Florida.


   Be prepared for lots and lots of wedding posts from now until October! :)


13 comments:

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!! The ring is gorgeous and the story is so sweet! I can't wait to see/ hear about the wedding planning. Destin is a beautiful place to get married!

Tess said...

First or all your ring is stunning! And second of all - CONGRATULATIONS!!! what a happy time.

I'm beyond impressed that you already have a date and October will be here before you know it!!! YAY!!!

Sarah said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

Heather Smith said...

Congratulations! I live in destin and have for almost 4 years now so if you have any questions feel free to ask :) also, I was married on the beach here and used a wedding service that is local if you want any options on some of the locL businesses

Erica Elia said...

What an exciting time for you! Congrats,
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Ashlea Pate Benz said...

I was wondering if he had been planning to do it Saturday... yall are so sneaky@! Love it. Love yall. Perfect. :-)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

Congrats! Destin in October sounds just wonderful!!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

That is a sweet proposal story and girl that is a ROCK!! :-) So happy for you.

Megan said...

Yay! I'm just SO happy for you! The ring is STUNNING!!! I can't wait to follow along with wedding planning :)

Ang Samp said...

I am so happy for you and I'm glad you shared the story! So sweet, and your ring is beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

Congrats on your engagement!! What a stunning ring. Very impressed you already have a date set!!!

LB @ Table For One said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! YAY!! So happy for you :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

How did I miss this post?! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Looove the ring - he did good! Can't wait for lots of wedding posts :)