Paris Je T'Aime

The ring was too big for the right finger!

Paris. The City of Love. The City of Lights. The City I got engaged in!
Yep, this little lady is engaged. How exciting right?

I waiver between total euphoria and absolute terror. I'm no fool, I have a great amount of respect for the sanctity of marriage, and as such I know what a huge deal this is!

It's like a crashing wave, a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightning. It's beautiful, it's magical, it's awe-inspiring but you know the force behind it is beyond you, and above you and totally greater than you could ever be.

I am so proud to be marrying the bf. I read this quote the other day (cheesy love quotes time) that said:

"Lovers don't meet somewhere, they're in each other all along"

and I thought it was so fitting for the bf and I. Even all those years ago I knew there was something in him that fit something in me. I didn't know we'd get married, and our love wasn't always easy.As Donkey from Shrek would say, we were like onions, many layers making it hard for us to see each other clearly. But that little seed was there. Little roots spread out between us and intertwined. I knew when one of our first official dates was sitting on his futon watching Ferngully & eating take-out Chinese--this was something special.

And now, many adventures later we are here. He proposed in a quiet courtyard in front of our Paris apartment. He got down on his knee, heart beating wildly ( I know because I felt it when he hugged me) and asked me to marry him so he could love me forever. I said yes, (and what? and omg? and really?) and now we're at this fork in our lives.
And it's so exciting.


Tiny Pig | April 1, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Congratulation again!! I just love the idea of you getting engaged in Paris. That was my ideal location to be proposed to, mainly because in my heart, it is the ultimate city of love.

Taj Acosta | April 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Oh my gracious!! Congrats Rachel! I'm so happy for you two and wow how romantic he is! Can't wait to see more pics of your adventure dear! Kisses -Taj

Katie | April 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Oh wow! Congratulations!

Madamoiselle Natalia | April 3, 2011 at 2:33 PM

omg!! i was waiting for this story!!!! THat is sooooo cute! I still am going to call you!

Jennie B | April 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Congratulations, honey!! How wonderful & magical!

aiz kim | April 10, 2011 at 1:56 AM

oh congratulations and how is every girl's dream to get proposed on in the city of love...sooo envious!!!

Miss Makes-a-Lot | April 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM

OMG! i read this while on my cross country drive and i couldnt figure out how to that i have my feet planted in seattle, CONGRATULATIONS!!! so romantic, so amazing, i am so happy for you :)

eternalicons | April 15, 2011 at 6:40 AM

CONGRaTULaTIONS!!!! You summed up that zinggy feeling so well. a tosat to your future! :-) KL

irene-couture-petite | April 30, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Oh my gosh, that is every girl's dream! Congratulations. :)

<3 Irene
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