I got the surprise of a lifetime when my long distance boyfriend of 4 years sent me on a romantic adventure half way across the world to propose!
Rob & I met when we were teaching music to children in the UK. After we decided to stop touring our relationship became long distance. Rob started his television production career in Los Angeles & I went to study Music Business at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The weekend before my last Spring Break in college Rob sent me a package with numerous envelopes, each with specific instructions. He asked to me document my trip with a Flipcam.
He sent a car to take me to the airport. I suddenly found myself at the International terminal at Logan Airport without my passport! Luckily, my now fiance, thought of everything.
The next envelope held my flight itinerary to LONDON, my passport and another romantic letter. I was now heading to my favorite city in the world!!
He chose my seat number: 25K. When I got on board the plane, I opened another note saying "This trip is partially to celebrate your birthday! You are going to be 25, k?"
After I landed in England, I opened the next envelope. This one had train schedules, detailed instructions to get to the stations and enough British pounds to make it all happen! I had nothing to worry about, he had taken care of everything!
The train took me to Canterbury, England, where we had our first date. When I arrived there I opened the last package: a copy of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. He told me to check our anniversary, February 23. (pg 223) On that page I found a picture I had taken 4 years earlier from a tiny bridge in a garden in Canterbury. On the back of the photo he had written, "Meet Me Here" and included walking instructions, in case I forgot.
I arrived at the bridge and it all looked the same!! We embraced and he told me that there was one more surprise on the trip. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!!! I said YES!
We spent the next few days enjoying my favorite city in the world and even got to spend some time in Dublin during the St. Patty's festivities.
To top it all off, he even arranged for us to travel to New Jersey to see his family and Nebraska to see mine before I had to be back to school. We got to celebrate all over again with family and loved ones! I am the luckiest girl in the world!
Rob designed my beautiful ring with a center princess cut 1.2 ct diamond. The double band intertwines with diamonds and aquamarines (my birthstone). He wanted the weaving band to subtly reflect the Celtic jewelry from the place where we fell in love.