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Couple: Anita & Charles
Proposal Date: 01/16/2010
Proposal Location: Washington, DC,
United States
Wedding Date:
Wedding Location: Northern New Jersey,
United States
Our Proposal Story: WE'RE ENGAGED!
It's been a little over a month and I still can't believe I am engaged! It's actually a funny story how Charles proposed to me because he told me after I said yes that this was his fifth attempt to propose to me. He was going to do it over winter break when we went to see the Rockettes but my dad had to unexpectedly go out of town so he hadn't talked to my dad. <p> Th- en on the day he did propose (January 16th), he was going to propose at the ice skating rink at the Sculpture Garden but it was too warm so the ice skating rink was closed! Then we were going to go to the top of Washington Monument but all of the tickets were gone so we went to the top of the Postal Museum. The view was amazing but there were too many people so we left. <p> Th- en- <p> Fi- nally, Charles suggested we go to the Botanic Gardens. I had an amazing time walking around and taking pictures while Charles seemed really nervous the entire time. I kept on asking him if everything was okay but he still seemed a little out of it. So after an hour we were about to leave when he pointed to a bench and said we should sit for a little. So of course, I took out my camera and said "let's take a picture with this pretty flower." Then it happened. He said, "No, I can't take a picture right now because I'm going to do something better for you"...and he got down on one knee and said "will you marry me?" I was so shocked and surprised that I was speechless! Of course, the first words that came out of my mouth were "did you talk to my parents?" He said "yes" so then I said "okay." He said "does that mean yes?" and I said "yes!" He put the ring on my finger and it felt like a dream. <p> Th- en- <p> Fi- nally,- <p> Ch- arles did an amazing job asking me to marry him. It was a unique proposal that happened in Washington, DC (where we first met while going to college at GW) which is what I wanted. It was so unique that I had never even thought about it happening at the Botanic Garden! I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with Charles and I am so lucky to have him in my life!
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