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Couple: Brian & Erin
Proposal Date: 08/31/2011
Proposal Location: Our House,
MO, United States
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Our Proposal Story: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
I had the idea to try and incorporate my proposal with an artist we both loved. We had previously purchased six of her pieces over Easter in South Dakota. I contacted the artist and she was excited about the idea. We talked and she came up with a theme which was similar to some of the other pieces we already had. I had the idea to have her include 4 phrases in Italian, which went along with the theme of the wine bottle on the art piece. The four phrases were arranged from top to bottom on the piece and were translated to "I love you--forever--my love", with the fourth phrase being the actual proposal---"will you marry me". She came home after work and actually arrived 30 minutes after the art was delivered to the house. As she came up the stairs, I said Happy Birthday (which was the following week), here's your present. She was shocked and wanted to know if she should open it or wait. I told her to open it now. She removed the art from the package and immediately recognized that it was from the artist. She was so happy that she had another piece and that it was made for her. I "helped" her recognize that there were the phrases on there and we began to wonder what they meant (of course, I already knew). I told her to Google them. She starts searching for the phrases and starts to piece this all together---in her mind she was thinking the artist had done all of this on her own and that I was clueless to what any of these said or meant. When she got to the fourth phrase, the proposal, she saw what it meant on the computer screen, but she didn't want to tell me what it meant due to her thinking it was all of the artist's doing. I asked what it said, and she meekly answered "will you marry me?". I took out the ring box, placed it on the computer and said "yes, yes I will." Then the freak out began. It was a great day and it couldn't have gone any better than it did.
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