Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Disney engagement story

Next month (a month from today to be exact!) is my 2nd wedding anniversary, and 3 years ago we got engaged. We were lucky enough to get engaged and then married at Walt Disney World, all within the last three years. I thought it would be fun to take a trip through memory lane and share our Disney wedding story, but for today I thought we would start with our engagement story.

The Proposal

We had spent that afternoon visiting some of the WDW resorts looking at the holiday decorations, and had eventually made it to the Boardwalk to look at the gingerbread gazebo.

After looking at the gazebo we wandered out onto the Boardwalk area. Now this particular venture was to serve two purposes (well, it turned into 3 but we'll get to that ;) ) One to go check out the ESPN Club because we were planning on eating there later that week, I'm a HUGE sports fanatic (especially NASCAR and football) and wanted to eat there on Thursday so we could watch the Colts-Jags game. I love all the sports memorabilia they have there (some of it would look great on my walls ;)  )

The second reason we were out on the Boardwalk was to check out Sea Breeze Point. When we were planning our trip to WDW we knew we'd have to stop and look at the location, and this was our opportunity.  So we walked from the ESPN Club over to the location, which I loved even more after seeing it in person.

As we stood there enjoying the view (it was about 5 o'clock so the sun was starting to go down) Chauncey reaches into his bag and pulls out this book. It turns out to be this scrapbook that he's been working on since we started dating. Every page showed a different thing we had done together (movies, band competitions, a fondue party at his place, etc.) After we had looked through the entire book (and my mom was snapping pictures the entire time) Chauncey said that he had something else he wanted to give me. So he got down on one knee and pulled a ring box out of his pocket, opened it up and asked me to marry him! I had an idea that he might propose, I was still surprised and amazed. Of course I said yes and then after mom took more pictures we called/texted everyone we knew to tell them the wonderful news!

The view

Us looking through the scrapbook


  1. Awww! We're close to our engageversary too and I'm glad you re-posted yours. I think your husband was so sweet to make the scrapbook (bonus points for finding the beatles stickers! ;) ) What a great way to ask you to marry him!

  2. Thanks Hope! Chauncey has always been super creative when it comes to stuff like that, he likes making things. And yes, bonus points for the Beatles!