And, it truly was.
That day, my unsuspecting best friend and blogging partner, Kristen T., was going to be proposed to. And, I was just about bursting at the seams with joy. Her (then) boyfriend, Rob, wanted to somehow get her alone in Faneuil Hall where they had first met exactly three years ago.
But, pulling it off was a little nerve wracking.
It just so happened that we were already planning on having a big Halloween/Birthday celebration here in Boston that weekend for our friend Jess—Kristen's longest-standing childhood friend. The night before, Jess and her husband Nick, arrived in Boston and while we all tried to remain calm, you could cut the nervousness and anticipation with a knife. We headed to bed that evening with huge smiles on our faces and woke up the next day with an unexplainable eagerness for the afternoon ahead.
As Kristen & Rob were heading into the city on Saturday morning, I tasked my fiancé, Nick, with sending a mass texts of lies to the both of them when they were just 15 minutes away—"We are at brunch just outside of the city and hit traffic and then had a long wait. We won't be back for a while, and don't want you to wait for us. So, why don't you guys park and head down to Faneuil Hall? That's where we're planning on going after this and we can just meet you down there. Sorry about the change of plans."
The reality was, we all were just really barricaded in our apartment, waiting for them to arrive so we could grab some brunch on Newbury and wait for the big news.
Thankfully, Kristen being the easy going gal that she is went along with it and didn't question a thing. After a nice lunch at the Hillstone, Rob took Kristen to the middle of Faneuil Hall and, perched underneath an umbrella, got done on one knee and asked her to be his wife.
Not long after, we met the newly engaged couple over cocktails and a lot of happy tears. The ring is gorgeous but the way Kristen glowed as she wore it is something I will never, ever forget.
Later that day, we all came back to the apartment and gifted Kristen & Rob with a card, bridal magazines, and champagne. As we all sat around reeling from the afternoon, I streamed a video on my TV that I had made for them in anticipation of this special day.
Since we're celebrating their official "one week," I wanted to commemorate it by sharing their beautiful proposal story and this video I had made for them with all of you.
My heart continues to skip a beat every time I think of that amazing day. Congratulations, Kristen & Rob!
xo Kristin K.