Saturday, August 22, 2009

~How He Proposed~

~How He Proposed~

Greg was really romantic – He told me about 3 weeks before my birthday that we were going somewhere and that I needed to pack 3 things:

  • A nice dress.
  • Comfy clothes.
  • Pajamas.

The morning of my birthday, I had no idea where were going. I figured we were going to Milwaukee when we got on the interstate, but I still wasn’t sure.

Our first stop was the Historic 3rd Ward where we walked around, shopped at the stores and open market and ate a really yummy lunch.

It was pouring the whole day, but it was a warm rain. And anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE rain.

Next, we then went to the Mitchell Park Domes and walked around for a while. http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellParkConserva10116.htm There were these little orange birds flying around that would get really close to you if you let them. We sat for quite some time watching them walk around.

After leaving the Domes I wasn’t sure where we would end up. Unbeknownst to me, he’d gotten us a room at the Hotel Metro - http://www.hotelmetro.com/. It is such an awesome hotel. We had a hot tub and fireplace in our room. We went downstairs to the lounge and had drinks and snacks – I had my first crème Brule martini and it was fabulous!

We got back up to the room and Greg was being really romantic and sweet. I still thought at this point that it was all just because it was my birthday.


When Greg asked me, I didn’t even realize he was asking me to marry him– he said “I know it’s your birthday, but would you do something for me?” I thought maybe, because he’d been sick with a cold, that he wanted me to rub his back or something.

He said “Would you spend the rest of your life with me?” I looked at him and said “What do you mean?” with a confused look on my face. I had no idea he was asking me!

He said “Will you be my wife? Will you marry me?” I started screaming and crying and hugging and kissing him. He pulled me away, looked me in the eyes and said “Will you please stop crying and say yes?!?!” I laughed, said “YES” and immediately got on the phone and called my family and friends, still screaming and crying. It was the perfect proposal.

Little did I know that there was more fun planned! We got all dressed up for dinner and headed out to catch our cab. The cab we rode in was an old mob car retrofitted like a taxi.


We went to the Capital Grille (http://www.thecapitalgrille.com) for dinner. Waiting for us were glasses of champagne with blackberries floating in them. Our server, the manager, other servers and hostesses came by to say congrats and asked to see my ring. They also brought out a special desert with “Congratulations Melissa and Greg” written in chocolate for desert.


When we got back to the hotel, there was another bottle of champagne in a bucket with glasses. It was so perfect!



I still find it hard to believe that Greg is no longer my boyfriend, but my fiancé, and that one day soon, he will be my husband.

All because two people fell in love...

3 comments:

nap1957 said...

That is the sweetest story ever! He must be one really awesome guy - and I would want nothing less for you, Melissa.

Thank you so much for sharing your story! It made my day!

Amber said...

That was awesome that he had to stop you and say would you please say yes! Congratulations again! Have you set a date yet?

Death By Chocolate Martini said...

Thanks you two!