Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last Weekend

Last weekend, my sister got engaged!  
Her fiancĂ© planned quite the production, an elaborate plan that about 40 people were in on, and managed to keep secret for a month, a feat in itself!  On Friday afternoon, he picked her up from work in a stretch limo, proposed with a gorgeous ring, and then drove to a rustic hotel to "celebrate with a drink."  Little did my sister know, that a surprise party of 40+ close family and friends were waiting in the wings to surprise her yet again.  My mom and I were a big part of the surprise, since all of the other guests live in LA (we had flown down early Friday morning, unbeknownst to her).  
The best part, my sister called me from the limo, squealing "Guess what? I'm engaged! AHH!!"  Of course, at this time, I was waiting in the dark, crowded amongst 30 of her closest friends and family.  After some "subtle" shushing, and maneuvering into a quieter room, I relayed my excitement and congratulations, without her getting suspicious.  Assuming I was still in Seattle, she sent me a picture and described how they were celebrating the rest of the evening, or so she thought... A few minutes later, the limo arrived, and he led her up the candlelit stairs.  When the lights were turned on, everyone shouted "SURPRISE!" and "CONGRATS!"  She was totally stunned (there might have even been a few mascara tears)... 
After the champagne celebrations at the hotel, we celebrated across the street at their apartment, where earlier in the day we had laid out a beautiful spread of appetizers, snacks, and beverages.  All in all, it was such a happy day, and my sister was beaming ear to ear throughout.  I'm so glad I was there to partake in their special day.  Can't wait for the wedding!

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10 comments:

Anna Gorohoff said...

AHHHH, such a fun surprise!!! SO cute that she called you to let you know - I LOVE it!!

Sarah said...

Wow, what a sweet engagement. Katie looks so happy!

LKF said...

Oh I love stories like this! Congrats to your sister and her fiance! Newly engaged is such a special time!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Woohoo!! So so excited for Katie and Greg!! Congrats to them - she is going to be a stunning bride!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Aw, congrats to your sis, she looks so happy!

Katie said...

Such a sweet post Michelle. THANKS again for coming down for the weekend. It was so much fun!

Leslie said...

That's so sweet! What a fun engagement.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

A proposal and engagement party in one! Awesome plan. Good work dude! Your sis is gorgeous :) xo

alaina said...

Wow! what a lucky bride to be!!!! I hope when my turn one day rolls around I have a story as great as this one!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh that is the cutest engagement ever! i love that you were all there to celebrate with them!

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