Ashley and Teryn
How We Met
Teryn and I met at a local restaurant, Siena Tavern. We planned this first date to be for drinks, however, Teryn cut it off at just one drink. I went home thinking he wasn’t interested, but he was actually doing it because he liked me and wanted to be respectful and not have too many! He ended up texting me immediately after that he wanted to have a second date and the rest is history!
How He Asked
The story begins when my best friend moved to Paris. I knew I wanted to visit her and invited my then boyfriend, Teryn, to join me for vacation. A few days into my Paris trip, my best friend, Diane, told me she needed to go take photos for her blog. She convinced Teryn and I to wake up before the sun and get dressed up with her to have some nice photos taken while she was having her photos taken as well. Little did I know that this was a plan that Teryn and best friend had come up with months prior! We all get dressed up, then take an early metro ride to Trocadero. I can still remember turning the corner to the most beautiful uninterrupted view of the Eiffel Tower and feeling in awe. Diane quickly jumps out for her blog photos, then she pulls me in for some best friend photos!
After a few quick snaps, she tells Teryn to take her place. We posed for a few photos, then he turned me around to face the Eiffel Tower behind us. We admired its beauty, then I turned back around to face our friends. That’s when he put his hands on my hips and turned me back towards him. I noticed then that his hands were shaking. He looked me in my eyes as he reached toward his suit jacket pocket and said “Ashley, I need to ask you something”. At this point I clued in. I was shocked, excited and a big ball of emotions all at once. He pulled a small pouch out of his jacket pocket and slipped out the most beautiful ring as he got down on one knee.
He said “I love you. You make everything better and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Of course, I shouted “YES!!” and jumped into his arms. We just got engaged in the most romantic city in the world! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. We then went around the city taking our engagement photos! It means so much to us to have our true moment of happiness caught on camera. Afterwards, we went back to my best friend’s apartment where she surprised us with fine French champagne and a tower of macarons to celebrate! It was so special to have my best friend there to celebrate this extraordinary moment with us.
After our celebration, my now fiancé and I went to walk around and enjoy Paris just the two of us to let it all sink in. It felt so romantic to enjoy this day with my fiancé on the other side of the world when no one else back home knew yet! We spent the day walking around Paris just the two of us all giddy and staring at my hand! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and have been on cloud nine ever since! I can’t wait to marry my Prince Charming!