An Engagement Story

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a while since you have heard from us…and that’s been mostly because of me. It’s been a little crazy since I got back from my trip to Italy…because I got engaged! It was very exciting, and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind with seeing friends and family, and starting to plan! We will be back in the swing of things soon and have lots of great stuff coming  your way, but I wanted to share my engagement story with all of you.

As some of you probably saw from an earlier post and also from my personal Instagram, Jeremiah and I went on a trip to Italy for 12 days. We stopped in Cinque Terre on the coast for two days, then headed to a villa outside Siena for a week, and finally ending our trip with a quick two days in Rome. It was the most amazing trip I have ever been on! The second day we were in Cinque Terre, we hiked the trail that runs between the five little villages, walked around eating pizza and gelato, and enjoyed the sunshine and breeze. It was seriously the most perfect day. The views were amazing, like looking at a postcard!

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That night, we went to have dinner in an old fort turned restaurant on the point of the cliff in Vernazza. (pictured above) If you love mussels, you HAVE to make a trip here to get them. They are fresh out of the ocean and served in a huge frying pan right out of the kitchen. Best mussels I have ever had, hands down.

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We had the most delicious handmade pasta and seafood dinner and of course a good bottle of Chianti. It was getting a little windy, so we went inside to have dessert. If you know me or my boyfriend (ahem, Fiance!), then you know we are sweets people and dessert is our favorite part of the meal. After tiramisu, I was telling Jeremiah what a perfect day we had, and he grabbed my left hand and told me he loved me and asked me to marry him! I did the most awkward laugh cry, and said yes. I was secretly hoping he would propose on this trip, but when he did it, it took me completely by surprise. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE! (so far!)

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The next day we took a train from Cinque Terra to Siena to meet up at the Villa Jeremiah’s Mom had gotten for everyone. His parents, grandma, family friends, and my parents were all there, so we were able to share our special news with them. We spent the next week eating, drinking, and celebrating. It was honestly the best vacation I have ever had, and it was so special we were able to share with our families as well while we were there.

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Toasting in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy.

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I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this guy…he is such a good guy and I just don’t know how I got so lucky! He seriously makes me a better person. I will be sharing more of my planning and tips along the way, so be sure to check back as I share my journey!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Amanda

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