the story.

We woke up in the morning and it was snowing and rainy but we wanted to do something fun (since he was in Washington for only a few days) so we decided to ride the bus to Seattle. I remember as we were driving to the bus station Tate said, "We should definitely get ice cream tonight". This wasn't the first time he had mentioned getting ice cream, but I didn't think anything of it. I said sure, and that was the end of the conversation.
We weren't in Seattle for too long but we ate really good grilled cheese, macaroni, and mini donuts. I bought a few things from Urban Outfitters and we decided to head back on the bus to Redmond. When we got back to Redmond Tate reminded me again he wanted to get ice cream. I was thinking "why in the world does he want ice cream so bad" but we went to Safeway anyways. It was still rainy and pretty chilly, but hey, who can say no to Ben & Jerry's. 

So we the bought treats and got in the car to head back home. Tate asked if I wanted to eat it now but I mentioned how we didn't have spoons...
He pulled out these antique spoons from his pocket and handed them to me. I couldn't read them too well because it was dark so I turned on the lights and read what it said. And I thought they were beautiful and very thoughtful, but I didn't think he was going to propose (he had previously told me we weren't getting engaged until we were back at school, so I let go of the thought of a Christmas engagement). But I looked over at Tate and he was holding the ring! At this point I was extremely happy and pretty emotional, and apparently I snatched the ring from him and put it on myself (haha). I think I forgot to formally say "yes" too. A lot of tears and smiles and laughs. Never did I think I'd get proposed to in the Safeway grocery parking lot, but it was oh so perfect.
When we got home we took a bunch of polaroid photos before we shared the news with anyone else (you can kind of tell I had been crying). It was definitely a very special moment. And I give him all of my props for keeping those spoons and a diamond ring wrapped in tissue all day in his pocket without my knowledge. I'm going to have to frame those spoons and our polaroids and keep them somewhere special! 

38 comments

  1. Aww what an adorable engagement story, how sweet! What a unique idea too! I can't wait for your wedding haha I'm living vicariously through you now :P

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  2. aaaaaaaaaaa! so cute! CONGRATULATIONS!! you two look so happy and the story is adorable!

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  3. it's so romantic! i mean, safeway and all. No, the spoons! and your hubby-to-be. i love reading engagement stories! and your man did indeed score with this one. and it was so cute that you kind of grabbed the ring yourself. Adorable couple!

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  4. I'm all over goosebumps! What a lovely story! Any man who can be so creative and romantic with a couple of spoons and a tub of icecream has got to be worth marrying.

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  5. SO SWEET!!! I was smiling the entire time I was reading this blog post :)

    ♥ Megann of Style Surgery

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  6. you both look so sweet so i smile like stupid to the screen :DD
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  7. how wonderful, such a sweet idea

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  8. such a sweet story to tell your little ones one day and going for ice cream will never ever the same again :) my cheeks hurt from smiling at this! congratulations to you both and best wishes!!!!!!!

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  9. This is to cute! Congrats again!
    xx

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  10. Love this! The spoons such a unique and cool way to propose! I give him major props! Congrats once more and I'm wishing y'all tons of happiness!

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  11. Awwwwwwwwww! Sooooooooo cute! He's a keeper :) I'm so gosh dern excited for you!!

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  12. Aaawww you must keep those spoons! ♥

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  13. Aw, what a precious engagement story! I love the spoons!

    jorie

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  14. awww that is so flippin awesome and cute!! what a creative and unique way to propose! great catch, sweetie! congrats!

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  15. Love your story! Thank-you for sharing it:) sounds like a great day- love the spoons!

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  16. holy holy crap! congratulations allison! sounds like a perfect story :)

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  17. How freaking adorable!! Congrats girl :) such a fun time of life!

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  18. This story is the most adorable thing I've read in a long long time. You two are so cute together and your ring looks AMAZING. Wish you two all the happiness in the world! ♥

    Love,
    Laura
    theworldlooksred.com

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  19. That is just the cutest and romantic thing! I'm so happy for you guys! xo

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  20. such a sweet proposal story. thanks for sharing! and the ring is gorgeous.

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  21. eeek CONGRATS, pretty lady!!!!! :) So excited and happy for you! And I absolutely love your story. Those spoons are so sweet, and something you'll keep forever!

    xo

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  22. Gorgeous story!! Wishing you guys all the very best!!
    I have just come by your blog today...and am your newest follower too!
    Hoping you might like to follow in return, or just take a peep at my blog :)
    Maria x

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  23. This is so so adorable! x

    <3 Melissa
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  24. The spoons are ADORABLE! Congrats, again!

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  25. OMG this is so adorable, what an original way to ask, the spoons are so great, congratulations dear :)

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  26. Those spoons are seriously going to become a family heirloom. Love it!! :)

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  27. awww so cute so cute. love the story and love the spoons they'll make such lovely memorabilia.
    congratulations again hun!!!

    rachel x

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  28. Congratulations!! What an exciting time!!
    Merry Christmas!
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  29. Oh darling!!! Swoon!!! I love this! Congrats and I would have cried and put on my own ring too!!! YAY!!

    Chao
    Poppie
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  30. What a cute idea! He sounds like a keeper :) Congrats!

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  31. Oh this is so beautiful!!! Congrats :)
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  32. How adorable! Really... you two are SOOO cute! I love seeing such sweetness!

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  33. aww so cute! congrats to you!

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  34. Allison, this is the cutest sweetest story. I love it so much. And I love how badly he wanted to go get ice cream haha. Also you grabbing the ring from him and putting it on yourself is too perfect. Congratulations lady! You are going to make a stunning bride!

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  35. That would be a story to tell for the rest of your life! Congratulations!

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