Isaiah and I got engaged on September 21st, 2012.
We went to Ocean City Maryland on a short vacation with a group of friends for our friend Cody’s 30th birthday. Little did I know that the trip was for our engagement!
The second night of our trip, our group had dinner reservations at Fager’s Island for what I thought was Cody’s birthday. We got to the restaurant and our table wasn’t ready yet so Emilee (Cody’s wife and my MOH) suggested going to this beautiful gazebo overlooking the bay that was on the property to take some pictures. I thought nothing of it and agreed it was a great photo opportunity.
Emilee then asked me if I would go to the bathroom with her before we went down to take pictures. I agreed and went with her while the rest of our group headed down to the gazebo to start taking pictures.
Emilee and I headed down to the gazebo and I noticed that Isaiah was standing by himself while the rest of our friends are standing to the side. He took my hand and said that our friend, Konstantin, wanted to get some pictures of us first.
At first I thought that was a little weird since it was Cody’s birthday and I figured that they would want pictures of everybody together or at least Cody and Emilee first.
Konstantin started taking pictures and as he was taking the pictures I felt Isaiah grab my hand and face towards me.
He then looked at me and asked me the most important question of both of our lives. It was a perfect setting and I felt so lucky to have some of my closest friends there with me to share in the moment.
We then headed up to the restaurant and had a celebratory engagement dinner and I was informed that all along this dinner was for our engagement and they just used Cody’s birthday as a front so I wouldn’t be suspicious!