July 3, 2012

Meg's Getting Married!!!

That's right! This little blondie is getting hitched!!
Adam completely surprised me by proposing on Saturday evening in the world's most amazing way - under the stars and fireworks! So romantic and perfect. I apologize for no Mingle Monday yesterday, and to delay the story for all of you who found out via Twitter on Sunday - I have been soaking in every minute since then!

Want to see the world's prettiest ring?

 Here it is... what a dream!!


{ Magnified pic of the engagement ring + wedding band that my sister took. }


{ The next morning after Adam proposed - so sparkly! }

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{ Our Engagement Story }


It all began by sharing in our 4th of July tradition by going to his family's cabin overlooking a beautiful pond with family and friends. A small group of us go up and stay the whole weekend, but on Saturday evening they always invite extended family and nearby friends to come up for an evening. Lots of great cooking out, conversations, and fireworks over the pond.

We spent Saturday during the day hanging out and setting up for the big party. Adam told me that there were two surprise guests coming, but wouldn't told me who it was. Around 4 p.m. I see my best friend, Lo, and her fiance Brian walking up the driveway, and my heart almost lept out of my chest. I ran out of the cabin and practically tackled her while tears streamed down my face. Lo lives in Oklahoma City, we met way back in college, and I cherish every time I get to see her. Living in two different cities is hard, but we've remained besties throughout the years and miles. Best surprise ever.

Adam later told me he was worried about Lo's arrival giving me a hint that something odd was going on, but I just thought he wanted to plan a sweet surprise for me. It's very much like Adam to plan such a touching thing, so never in my wildest dreams did I have a clue what was to come.

Our family and friends began to arrive around dinner time and we all had a blast hanging out. My parents and sister drove up from Wichita, Adam's extended family arrived, and the majority of our close friends were there. It was the best time! Due to setting up for the party, I really didn't see Adam much in the afternoon since we were all busy. He was helping give people directions, and driving out to find any friends or fam that were lost along the way.

Around 10:30 p.m. we all set up chairs on the deck and got cozied in for the big firework show, led by our favorite pyromaniac friends. I told Adam I saved him a seat, but he asked me to go over to where he was for a second, as he said:

"It's been a really long a busy day and I've missed seeing you. I could use a more quiet place where we can watch the fireworks from... I just kind of need a break."

Yes, I know what you're all thinking... HELLO red flag. Yup, still had no idea.

So we began walking down the stairs and around the pond under the stars, as we arrived at the red bench on the edge of the water. Along the way, we passed Adam's sister and her fiance sitting by the pond, so I was still thinking nothing of it. Little did I know... they were our sneaky photographers!

As we talked about our day and caught up, we watched the fireworks exploding over the water. We talked for quite some time until the guys yelled out that it was the last firework finale - minutes of fireworks exploding back to back. Here's how it all went down (I have goosebumps still!)...
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Adam: I love you.

Meg: I love you too!

Adam: No... I love you. These last 3 years have been the most amazing 3 years of my life, and I can't imagine spending the rest of my life without you.

** Slides off the bench and onto his knee in front of me. We're both crying, and this is when I realize he is proposing to me! **

Adam: Megan Porter, will you make me the happiest man in the world? Will you marry me?

Meg: YES!!!!
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At this point I jumped up to give Adam the world's biggest hug and kiss as he says, "Crap! I just dropped the ring!" - haha!

He felt around, opened the box, and slipped that gorgeous ring onto my finger. I couldn't see it since we were in the dark under the stars, but I said... "Well, it sure feels beautiful!" ...and we both laughed!

We couldn't contain our joy as Adam's sister, Meredith, and her fiance ran over and were the first to tackle us in the biggest hugs. We ran all the way back to the deck where all of the sudden 40 of our closest friends and family started yelling and cheering. The hugs and congrats were all so wonderful and heartfelt.

And then someone asked me what my ring looked like... I had no idea!
I screamed out loud as soon as I saw it... "This is my RING?! AHHH!!!"

I love it. It's more than I could have ever dreamed about or hoped for. That man knows me so well, and I feel so spoiled and blessed!! We're getting married!!!



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So here we are now!

I will have many more photos to share when I get them from our friends and fam, but in the meanwhile, we couldn't feel more blessed and loved by everyone. I can't believe I get to marry the man of my dreams, my very best friend, and he pulled of the world's most romantic and sweet proposal. Still in shock when I look at my finger!!

As you can imagine, these last few days have been wonderful and overwhelming, but as of right now, we are looking forward to any early spring wedding... yeehaw!


Love to all of you. Thank you SO much for sharing in our joy!



54 comments:

  1. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS sweet girl! Happy happy days foryou and the fiance!

    xoxo

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  2. Congrats! thats such a sweet story.. and your ring is amazing! wishing you the best!!! :)

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  3. so so so so happy for you!!! congratulations!!!!

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  4. Congrats Meg!!!
    The ring is freaking gorgeous! :)

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  5. Yayyyyyyy!! I'm so excited for you!! What a great story!! :) And I would've been the same way and totally oblivious, lol. Love it. :)

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  6. OMG! Congrats!!!!!!!!! :) What a sweet proposal! I love that everyone was able to be there for the both of you! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Congrats! Such a cute story. So fun that you were surprised and surrounded by so many family and friends.

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  8. Congrats!!! So exciting...I can't wait to read all about your wedding planning on here!

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  9. I'm so so SO thrilled for you sweet friend!! What a sweet proposal and your ring is gorgeous! Adam did a great job :)

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  10. best wishes!!! Your ring is gorgeous!

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  11. Congratulations!!! Such a good story!

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  12. Aaaaaah congrats! What a great proposal! :) So happy for you!

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  13. yay! Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful!

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  14. How exciting! Congrats!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  15. AAAAAAHHHHH How did I miss this on twitter!!! Perfection. Perfection. Perfection.

    And that ring is to die!

    So excited for the two of you.

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  16. I have goosebumps! I'm so excited for you!!

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!! So sweet and romantic! Super super super happy for you!!!

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  18. AHHHHH I love this story - it's so precious! Congrats to you both!!

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  19. AHH!! Congrats!! That is so sweet and so exciting :)

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  20. Congratulations Meg! So happy for you and that ring is absolutely stunning! Looking back on my own proposal there are SO MANY red flags that I missed so you're not the only one! Congrats agai!

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  21. Congratulations!!! This story just gave me goosebumps...I can only imagine how it must have felt for you! Congrats and happy wedding planning! :)

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  22. Congratulations!!! So exciting!!

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  23. Oh my gosh, what a precious story, it brought tears to my eyes. May God truly bless each & every day you & Adam have together. Just wondered, would your Brangelina name be Madam?? LOL don't know what made me think of that!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Many Blessings!

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  24. Congratulations lovely lady.

    I am blogging about your Gift Swap Link Up tomorrow btw ;)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THATS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!! Congrats, girl! I am sooooo happy for you. And WOW! He has great taste in rings. ;)

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  26. Wow!!! Congratulations!! That ring is amazing...I wouldn't blame you if you couldn't stop looking at it! :)

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  27. Congrats!!! Your ring is gorgeous!

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  28. Meg, I haven't visited for awhile and what a fabulous time to stop in for a visit!! Congratulation!!! Hugs, HHL

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  29. Congratulations!! Your ring is beautiful!! So happy for you!
    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com
    Megan

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  30. Congrats! So happy for you. Very sweet story, and your ring is GORGEOUS.
    ~FringeGirl

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  31. A- your ring is beautiful!
    B- your engagement story is adorable.
    C- Can't wait to hear your wedding plans!

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  32. congratulations!!! what a cute story! I want to see more pictures!!

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  33. Megan, I'm so happy for you! What an awesome proposal and beautiful ring - you've found a keeper! And he's very lucky to have you, too. Congratulations!

    -Lindy

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  34. i got goosebumps reading this!! congrats! :)

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  35. This is the most wonderful, amazing, fantastic post I've read all day long. Heck, all WEEK long. I am so happy for you and Adam...I know I've congratulated you a hundred times, but I am just bursting with joy for my blog bff :) :)

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  36. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you! What a sweet story and a beautiful ring!!!

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  37. Such a beautiful ring and proposal. Congrats!

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  38. Congratulations Megan! What a wonderful engagement story :)

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  39. Omg...I even got choked up reading that. Congratulations. Here starts the rest of your life together.

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  40. Awwwww....how sensational Meg!!! Congratulations, I am so happy for you!
    That is the best news ever and what a glorious ring babe. Enjoy this time as it's the best, then you'll move onto one of the most memorable and best day of your life "Your Wedding Day" followed by THE patter of little feet and that's when the real fun starts.

    Best wishes XX Dani

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  41. Congratulations! That must be one of the sweetest most romantic engagement story ever. I got teary eyed and all. Looking forward to all our wedding planning posts.

    P.S. Your ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  42. OMG CONGRATS!!!! that is one gorgeous ring! you are going to be a beautiful bride!!! xoxo

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  43. How exciting! Congrats on the engagement. You're going to LOVE wedding planning! Enjoy the ride!!!

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  44. Congrats Meg and Adam! I'm so happy for you Meg!! You will make a beautiful bride!

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  45. Oh my gosh I had no idea that y'all just got engaged!!! That is so exciting!!! Congrats girl!!! We're looking at a Spring wedding also! & The way he proposed is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to see pictures! & that's so awesome that your friends & family were there to celebrate with you! Congratulations!!!

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  46. Congratulations!! Talk about a great way to start a week of vacation!! What a sweet proposal; it had me in tears! :)

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  47. Congratulations!! What a lovely proposal (and such a gorgeous ring too)!! :-)

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  48. Congratulations Meg!!! OMG! Such a GORGEOUS ring!!!! And your story and conversation gave me goosebumps-- the good kind!!! :)

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  49. I'm a little late, but congratulations!!!! What a great proposal story!

    Enjoy your engagement...and don't sweat the small stuff!!

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