I was just wondering what everyone's engagement stories were. Were you surprised by the timing and/or method?
Here's mine to kick things off:
Jimmy and I were visiting Quebec City in July. We had been walking around town all day in the heat and humidity and were trying to figure out a place to eat for dinner. We were both worn out and hungry. I consulted the information we had downloaded about the town and found one of the recommended restaurants rated as the most romantic in Quebec City called Le Saint Amour. We walked to the address and it turned out to be quite a formal restaurant. Given that we were both hot and sweaty and in jeans we asked the Maitre D' if it was still alright for us to eat there. They were surprisingly welcoming given our schlubby appearance. Yay for nice Canadians! We were seated in a small room with 4 or 5 other tables. At one of these tables were seated 3 or 4 couples who all looked to be in their 60s. Jimmy and I had ordered and were holding hands across the table. Eventually, one of the older gentleman from the nearby table approached us. He told us that all the couples at their table had been meeting at this restaurant annually for quite some time and that they had each been married for 30+ years. He said they all knew what a love that could last looked like and we were it. We thanked him for his kind words and he went back to his table. I can't even remember what Jimmy said to me at this point, but shortly thereafter he dropped to one knee next to the table and proposed. The restaurant was nice enough to bring us complementary glasses of champagne! It was definitely one of the most perfect and amazing moments in my entire life. I still get teary eyed think about that table of long-married couples.