Michelle and John Michael
How We Met
My fiancé and I are from a small city in Lowell, Massachusetts. I was super young when I met him but he swept me off my feet from day one. We have so much in common, from skiing on the highest mountains of Vermont to laying on the beaches of Mexico. I will always love traveling with him. Now we share our beautiful life with our two year old daughter who now thinks my engagement ring is cute. I am so happy to be starting a new chapter with the both of them!
How He Asked
I didn’t even know I was getting on an airplane! It was the Friday before he proposed and that morning he told me we were going to the airport. He said to pack light and for cold weather. I packed light after he said we would be relaxing somewhere for my birthday. After getting through security John Michael handed me my boarding pass.. PARIS, FRANCE. That’s where I was going for my birthday. The first thing that came to mind was I don’t have any clothes for Paris, which was the least of worries.
As soon as we landed we dropped our bags off at the shangri-la. Where we had a terris with a view of the Eiffel Tower off of our room. It was magical. Paris is a magical place. We went shopping, went to the spa and had a beautiful dinner on our terris. After all of this, I was still convinced this was all for my birthday. And he continued…
The Sunday morning of the proposal John Michael told me we would be taking a tour of the Eiffel Tower with a tour guide. We casually walked to the bridge where we were suppose to meet our tour guide. Mean while the photographer he’d set up was already behind us getting ready to capture one of my favorite memories I will ever have. Everyone had a camera and everyone was taking pictures, which made this man non existent to me. As I proceeded to take in the amazing views not expecting anything but a man to come up asking if we were the ones taking a tour, my boyfriend told me to look at something. I turned around and there he was on one knee. We stood in silence for seconds before he asked me to marry him.
I said yes and we kissed as I cried and smiled all at the same time. After this our photographer took us through out Paris taking our engagement photos.
All of our family and friends waited patiently in the states knowing it would be happening that weekend! I’m still in a daze and am truely blessed to have had such an amazing experience. To share this with the man of my dreams was magical. I cannot wait to marry him!!