Blair and Ruth; Engaged in Charlotte, NC
How we met: Blair and I were set up through Starr, a mutual friend of ours. She was my big sister in our sorority and a coworker of Blair’s. Starr says she matched us up because we were both equally obsessed with dogs! Upon exchanging phone numbers, we planned to meet at a local watering hole after work. We both agreed it was the best first date we have ever had and quickly planned our next one which most certainly involved our dogs meeting and going on a walk together! It’s fair to say the dogs instantly fell in love with each other, and we followed suit over the next couple of months!
How he asked: It was the first Saturday in May and I woke up looking forward to a low key morning and baby shower that afternoon. Upon taking my dog out, my roommate handed me 2 boxes and a letter entitled “Queen City Quest for Love”. The letter informed me I would be going on a scavenger hunt through our beloved city of Charlotte, NC to find true love. Each box contained a dress, and I was instructed to pick one to wear throughout my journey. I was then instructed to open my first clue and begin my adventure! The clues led me to morning coffee at Starbucks, the playland our dogs go to, a nail salon to get a manicure where Blair had planned to have mimosas and manicures with some of my dearest friends, a prayer garden at our church which was complete with a devotional on love and marriage , and our favorite florist where I received my final clue and a beautiful arrangement of my favorite blooms! The final clue instructed me to go to a park that had a beautiful view of the Charlotte skyline. Upon arriving and seeing Blair, my heart almost burst out of my chest! Tears welled in our eyes and we embraced each other with hugs and kisses.
He gave me a book entitled “Bluth”- (a combination of our names) , which told the story of us – from our first date, to vacations together, concerts, family time, and holidays. At the end of the book , I read a note aloud from him, which said “the first chapter of our lives together has been wonderful, and I can’t wait to write the next chapter with you… But before we do, I just have one question for you… “
Blair got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I was overjoyed and could not stop hugging and kissing him! Of course, I said YES!!
After embracing one another and admiring the beautiful ring, he told me he had a photographer capturing the whole proposal! We took some pictures with the beautiful Charlotte sky line and basked in the moment of being so in love!
After leaving the park, I was eager to pick up my phone and call my parents, however Blair suggested we wait until we got back to my place where he had some champagne for us to enjoy while making our calls. It made sense and allowed me to chat with Blair about the amazing day he planned for me. Unbeknownst to me, when we got to my place, Blair had both of our families there waiting to surprise us with an engagement celebration! It was the most wonderful moment to have our parents, siblings and friends there to celebrate in our love and special day! We are counting down the days until May 16, 2014 and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together!