So this happened on Sunday August 31st, 2014. I proposed to my now-fiance at the Ithaca Brewing Company during their 3pm tour. They put up my sign I painted that read, “I choose you, Mattachu!” with pokeballs for each ‘o’ in “choose” and my fiance wearing his standard suspenders, white shirt, and high-waisted pants with a Pikachu tail and ears. I got us matching hammered oxidized rings engraved on the inside with our initials, a heart, the date, and an infinity sign. He was really honestly surprised, and I had planned this whole speech. I said, “Matt, I really love you, and I have something important to say, so please listen.” Then I started crying, managed to say, “Oh my GOD this is SO HARD HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS?!” before my voice totally fell victim to my sobs and my hands trembled so hard I nearly dropped our rings. Some guy from England was recording the whole proposal on his phone and I’m just standing there blabbering, can’t even say the whole name, gave up and was like, “I’d be an idiot if I didn’t ask you to marry me, so will you please marry me?” And he nodded and took the ring and we kissed, drank some beer, people clapped, I continued to sob and ask how people managed to propose in real life, etc. My friend who came to the brewery was secretly photographing everything under a fake identity, and once I proposed, he did the engagement shoot where he took an insane amount of GORGEOUS photos! This was the one I asked for just to announce the event on Facebook, but after discussing it with my fiance, we decided to make announcement cards to mail out to people before we made it “FBO” for those who didn’t receive a card. We have an idea for a long-term engagement (probably about two to five years before we start really considering a date and location) because we each want to go back to school before we assess our wedding budget. I’m trying for a Film M.F.A. with Creative Writing Certification from a local school before I contact Cornell again to obtain a Creative Writing M.F.A. whereas he wants a machining and welding certification to pursue specialized labor. Regardless of where we end up, I know it won’t matter as much as having him by my side for the rest of my life.
So, in short, I am now engaged to the awkward, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, anime-obsessed boy I met at summer camp when I was an awkward, nerdy, anime-obsessed adolescent girl. And thus begins the next chapter of my life. <3
Requested by letterstoloveby
1. I am an obsessive list-maker and note-jotter. I have piles of notes and sticky-backed Post-Its crammed into my purse, planner, and drawers.
2. I have loved Hello Kitty since I was 7.
3. Somehow my cursive is beautiful when written with my right hand, despite never having learned to write with that hand.
4. I thrive on music. Without it, I can’t focus.
5. I create a notebook for every project I work on, then put only four notebooks in my purse at a time. I only select the projects I’m most inspired by in those moments right before I leave for work.