Thursday, February 23, 2012


Sequin Dress & Pearl Necklace via Poshmark/ Qupid Heels/ Foley & Corrina Bag
In my last post I mentioned how quickly the weekend went by; what I didn't mention is that I've been caught in a whirlwind ever since my boyfriend became my fiancé. Yes that's right, I'm engaged! It all started last Tuesday {Valentine's Day} when I met up with my boyfriend after work. He had 3 dozen long-stemmed roses, chocolate covered strawberries, and bubbly waiting for me :-) I got ready and we headed out to the city for a dinner cruise on the bay; per my usual pace we were I was running late and of course the Pier parking lot was full! I can only imagine what was running through my boyfriend's head as his proposal plans were nearly slipping out of his reach. A nearby clock tower ever so loudly struck 7 and we were officially late. My boyfriend ran ahead of me and yelled to the employees not to leave without us....of course they didn't {thanks Hornblower!} and we made it just in time. We drank champagne, I fawned over the adorable pink napkins & romantic ambiance, and we ate a lovely dinner. My boyfriend suggested we go out on the deck to take in the views and the weather was surprisingly just perfect. We walked up the stairs to the upper deck where we were alone and it became the moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of his life with him! In true 'Kristen' nature I covered my face full of tears and after a good 20 seconds finally remembered that I needed to say 'Yes!'. 

It's been over a week now and I still keep staring at my ring and can't believe that I'm not dreaming, this is really happening, I get to marry the guy that I love! Right now we are just enjoying our engagement but I'm excited to start wedding planning and would love advice from all of you experienced brides out there!

Sadly we didn't have a real camera handy on our engagement night but I adored my outfit so I had to recreate it for a photoshoot :-)
Emerald cut with a halo, exactly what I would have picked for myself!
Meet my fiancé Giancarlo!
My dolly niece joined in on the photoshoot fun!


  1. you guys are so cute! Congratulations - what a wonderful proposal xoxo Shorty

  2. Your beautiful story brought a tear to my eye! I am so incredibly happy for you both! Congratulations again on such a sweet engagement! All my love!

  3. Oh my gosh, that story is too, too cute! I love it! And your outfit!

    You two are such a sweet couple! Can't wait to see what you plan for your wedding m'dear!

    1. Thanks girlfriend! I'm excited to start planning it too! I don't know of any bridal fairs yet but I'm excited to go to some, see you there ;-)!

  4. oh,gurL,I am soooooo freakin' happy for the both of you!!!....beautiful ring choice...never forget what you both love about one another and cherish your life together...will enjoy creating wedding boards for ya....big hugz,gayle

  5. You do look quite gorgeous... Bring on the wedding planning!!