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engagement story contest entry #1!!


Woo hoo! We have just received our first entry in the "tell us your engagement story" contest! Romantic souls, read this sweet tale of love from Tori and Nic (pictured here) and keep it in mind when it's voting time. (Need a refresher on the rules? Click here.) They chose the Owl Love You Forever cake toppers to depict their saga.
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“Tori, will you marry me? Oh Crap! I should kneel down shouldn’t I?”

Nicholas and I have always been silly and it’s only appropriate that our engagement story is too. After dating for a wonderful four years we knew that we wanted to get married but it was just a matter of when. We knew that we would like to be engaged for 18 months and to get married shortly after graduating college. This meant that we should to get engaged sometime between my birthday in November 2009 and Valentines Day 2010. Along with being a planner, I am also impatient. Therefore, when I received a Nintendo DS for my birthday instead of a diamond ring I was surprised. I love my Gameboy don’t get me wrong. It’s just not a diamond. While visiting his family for my birthday I made light of the situation by mentioning to his mother, “ I wanted to get engaged for my birthday but instead I got a Gameboy! How could he do anything more opposite?”

A few weeks later his mom mentioned that to him and he panicked. For Christmas Nicholas bought me a bike that I have been lusting over for years. Thinking that I would be disappointed again (I never was) he decided that he should propose before Christmas. He planned to ask me in January on our anniversary. Instead he decided on a Wednesday that he was going to propose that Saturday on our annual trip to the Christmas lights at the zoo.

I knew from the start that something was going on. Nic is easy to read but this time I couldn’t put my finger on it. We walked around the zoo appreciated the beautiful lights and I listened to him complain about all the people around, people walking too slowly and so on. I just decided that he probably just really had to go to the bathroom. When we got to our favourite part, the big center tree Nic suggested that we go into the restricted section to get a better view. Normally, I would have agreed but I was being difficult for no reason. I resisted but he insisted and I eventually relented. Nic looked me in the eye and told me how much I mean to him and how much he loved me. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a brown box. “Will you marry me?” He was so nervous he forgot to kneel. I cried and laughed and screamed, “YES!” We embraced as I made weird half crying half laughing noses that sounded like a sea creature. Not a minute later a zoo employee came and told us that we were not allowed back there. When she heard noises I was making and saw that I was missing a glove she apologized congratulated us and scurried away. I couldn’t be happier and neither could he.

32 comments:

  1. LOVE THEM! VOTE VOTE VOTE!

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  2. I adore these two - VOTE FOR THEM!

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  3. I love Tori... and Nic, sometimes.

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  5. LOVES :)


    i don't know why the other got deleted...

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  6. This is the cutest story I've ever heard, good luck you two!

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  7. Yay! Love you guys...

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  8. BrIaNnA EiGhMeYMay 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    These toppers are totally RAD!! You two deserve to win!! CONGRATS!

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  9. love you guys!!

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  10. LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVE yooouuuuuuuu.

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  11. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA my word verification is "unbias"...weird

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  12. love this! super cute!!

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  13. Seriously, two of my favourite people in the world.

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  14. You guys are awesome!! I hope you win :)

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  15. I wish my engagement story was as sweet as this! love it

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  16. Tori and Nic are AMAZING! Good Story!

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  17. BAHAHAH THEY LIKE OWLS! No but seriously they should win!!!!!

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  18. VOT VOTE VOTE..........Moped love for you both

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  19. YOU SHALL WIN!!

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  20. Love them! =)

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  21. yay tori!! i'm voting for you!!!

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  22. I seriously hope you win,!

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