Tuesday

engagement story contest entry #5!!

Hello Beautiful Person! I hereby present to you our fifth contestant in the "tell us your engagement story" contest! This is from Alison and her beau-to-be, who tell their tale of love in the Big Apple. (Need a refresher on the rules? Click here.) Voting will commence in early May. The couple chose the Deer Bride and Groom cake toppers to illustrate this story.

It was the end of a summer fashion internship in New York City for me and a baseball filled summer for him. He came to pick me up and we stayed in the city for one more night in an awesome hotel. We took a nap and I woke up to him rushing around the room and saying things like “We are late for our reservations!” Anyone who knows us, knows that I am the high strung, organized one that makes reservations. I just sat there in awe.

I was completely chill and said, “We’re in New York! There are twenty billion restaurants that are open all night. We can go somewhere else.” Still, he was really upset, so I decided to go with it. We rushed out of the hotel and toward the Subway. Once we got on the train I said, “So, where are we going?” And he said, “To the Brooklyn Bridge!” (Meanwhile, we’re going in the wrong direction on the WRONG TRAIN!). We ended up getting off at a stop near where we were supposed to be. He refused to let me go grab a map, because he ‘’knew where he was going.’’ (Right.)

After “walking in the way he thought we should go” for about an hour and a half, we definitely weren’t seeing the Bridge. At this point, I was starting to get pissed. Really. Pissed. A $9.50 cab ride later, we were at the end of the Brooklyn Bridge. At this point, it was about 11:30pm and we hadn’t eaten since noon. I was STARVING and PISSED- bad combination.

He told me the restaurant we had reservations at was ONLY 7 blocks away. Yeah, I wasn’t walking 7 blocks. So, I looked around where we were standing and saw the GOLDEN ARCHES of McDonalds. I demanded a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and he obliged (I love him!).

After our bellies (and arteries) were full, we started walking on the bridge. It was an instant mood change. I was so happy. As we were walking, he started getting weird. Then he said something about our futures together and how I make him so happy. Then I turned around and he was fumbling in his pockets and took a box out. I said, “Shut the hell up! That is not what I think it is.” Then HE PROPOSED! Obviously I said yes.

It was a perfectly imperfect night! I regret being so mean to him when he got us lost, but now we look back and remember that it is a great representation of how we will make mistakes and we'll be mad at each other, but in the end, our relationship will withstand all of those things. At our wedding, we will be serving Brooklyn Brewery beer and McDonald's will be delivered to our after party to remind us that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

181 comments:

  1. Aw, such a cute story!!

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  2. So cute and exactly what I would do when hungry!

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  3. I loved hearing this story when I first found out you were engaged, and i love reading it now! It still cracks me up!!!

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  4. Way to make my heart flutter with excitement and my tummy cry for some food right about now. That story is beyond cute and I wish ya'll the best of luck in the future!! :)

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  5. OMG!!! What a cute story!!! I almost cried... haha... I love the deers!! LooooooL... I can't get over this story!! so cute!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I wish you guys the happiest and longest marriage, along with the most beautiful wedding! Congrats :-)

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  7. I love those deer!! I vote for myself & Joshua!! <3

    -Alison

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  8. I love it! This is absolutely adorable :) Congratulations!

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  9. This is so cute and I'm so happy for you two! Congratulations:)

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  10. Hahahaha... The Golden Arches never fail!! Best wishes to you guys! Muah!!

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  11. super cute story!! you guys are adorable! love the topper as well! Congrats and Good Luck!!

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  12. Such an adorable story!!!! :)

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  13. What a great story! I love that you are going t have Mc D's delievered! I vote for you two, too!

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  14. Awww!!! Totally romantic and sweet!!

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  15. you guys will have gorgeous babies

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  16. Hahaha I wouldn't expect anything less from you two. Love you both!!

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  17. McDonald's has never sounded so romantic. Congrats you two!

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  18. You can thank me for this whole story. (I had her NYC map on accident) Love you alison!!

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  19. Such a wonderful story!! Very cute! You two will be very happy together!

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  20. What a sweet story/experience! :)

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  21. so cute! oh keydets, they cannot find their way around NYC ...

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  22. The cutest story i have read!

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  23. Adorable! I love it! At least you know he's willing to put up with all your craziness!

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  24. Aww...That is so cute! I love it!!

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  25. Such a cute story, and the message at the end is so true :)

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  26. Congrats Alison! I want to wish you and Josh!

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  27. Adorable! Congratulations!

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  28. Awww SO CUTEE!

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  29. aw i think that is the sweetest kind of proposal :) good luck and congrats!

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  30. LOVE IT!!! :) I love you two!

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  31. Aw! That's adorable! He was brave to propose with you mad

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  32. So cute Alison! You've put up with so much VMI stuff, as we all have, but now its your TIME!! Congrats!

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  33. cute! good luck : )

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  34. This...is out of a movie or something, but it's wonderful. So happy for the both of you. Best wishes!

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  35. I absolutly love this! So perfect. :)

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  36. That's such a great story! It definitely made me tear up a bit. Congratulations and best of luck to you both! <3
    If you can make it through VMI, odds are you can make it through ANYTHING.

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  37. awwwwwww too cute to be true!!!! lovessss it

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  38. Hahahah! Love this.
    Thanks for putting up with my sister, Josh! <3

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  39. adorbsssss totes presh

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  40. This is so adorable! And of course any short words can be excused haha. I hope you two have an amazing life together!

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  41. this story gave me chills while I read it! as a fellow vmi gf I hope that some day I can tell such an amazing and funny proposal story :)

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  42. aweeeeeeeeeeeeee sooo cute <3

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  43. aww - can't wait for the celebration!

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  44. AWWW!! Cute story!

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  45. Awesome!!! sooo cute!!!

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  46. I love the story of your engagement! What a wonderful turn of the nights mood! Congratulations to you both, I wish you all the happiness and a wonderful life together!

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  47. LOVE this story...so happy for you both:)

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  48. I absolutely love this story! You two are very cute together and will make each other very happy for the rest of your lives together!

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  49. Thats sooo adorable :)

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  50. This is a really really cute story!

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  51. Now here comes the babies haha!!

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  52. so cute! congrats!

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  53. cuuute! good luck, i hope you win!

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  54. Love your story Alison and love you! Good luck on the contest!

    Cearra (A fellow VMI Girlfriend)

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  55. Y'all are too cute! Best of luck!

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  56. This is too cute! <3

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  57. aw! Too Cute! Yall kill me!

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  58. of course i vote for you us mark reps have to stick toether. wish you happiness and the best inthe futute.

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  59. Such a cute love story! I wish you guys the best of luck and congrats!

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  60. my favoriteee

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  61. cutest of them all

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  62. this is so exciting and cute

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  63. love love love

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  64. i love love love love

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  65. yall are the best

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  66. Good Luck!! Looking forward to August!!

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  67. loved reading this!

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  68. she had to put up with VMI, they deserve this!

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  69. so so so so soooo cute

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  70. Sounds totally like you Alison! Absolutely adorable!

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  71. So happy for you both! Best wishes!

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  72. Stephanie ParksMay 3, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Great story Ali! I love the Brooklyn Bridge!

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  73. Awww... what a sweet story

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  74. What a perfect way to end a crazy night!

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  75. He is a lucky guy!

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  76. I would probably act the same as you! haha

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  77. I hope you win your deers!

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  78. Those deers are perfect for you guys

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  79. This is a funny story!

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  80. Perfect story to tell your children! haha... what a romantic place!

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  81. Go #5 haha...

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  82. Congrats on the engagement

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  83. #5, #5, #5, #5, #5, #5, #5, #5, #5, #5

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  84. Loved it from the beginning to the end !hahaha

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  85. Weekends at Mason supports your love!

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  86. This is a great idea for a contest!! your story should win... this is way too cute!! haha

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  87. WoW... I bet new york was an awesome place to get engaged!!

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  88. LoL... I agree this should be a fun story to tell the kids!

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  89. Deers? What a great idea !

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  90. I agree the deers are a great idea! I've never seen it before!

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  91. I can't believe that you guys were already late and then ended up going the wrong way too... hahaha

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  92. Too Romantic!

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  93. This is fantastic!! You both are so lucky to have each other, congrats on the wedding, hope its PERFECT!

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  94. This one has my vote!

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  95. Girl! Too cute! :) Mickey D's is classic!

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  96. Very Happy For Both Of You

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  97. I wish I had a cute engagement story like that!

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  98. Oh you're the perfect match!

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  99. Deers on a Cake? Sounds Cool !

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  100. McDonalds? In New York? You Should've Picked The First 5 Star Restaurant On Your Way! lol

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  101. Oooo... Summer Fashion Internship! That's exciting itself and then getting engaged on top of that!! Crazy!

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  102. Congratulations !

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  103. I bet getting lost on the subway was no fun! Congrats on the wedding!

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  104. Great Wedding Story... Well Engagement Story!

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  105. This is perfect. I hope that when our time comes, my boy will be as sweet and persistant <3

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  106. Cute story, Cute topper!

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  107. Eventful Night! haha... I wish you both the best of luck! I'm sure with a story like that the wedding will be perfect! The deers at the perfect touch! haha... I love the idea! Congrats!

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  108. I want an engagement in the city! :) Maybe with out the McDonalds part!

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  109. best engagement story!

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  110. Awww, this has my vote!

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  111. great deer, great story. i vote for Josh-man and Als. :-)

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  112. awww, that's absolutely adorable!!

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  113. I think you should get married and have lots of babies.

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  114. aww love the story :)
    cuteeee

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  115. love it! Congrats you two- wish you well!

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  116. AW!! this is adorable. Congrats and best of luck:)

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  117. super sweet babe!!

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  118. Great story. I loved it!

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  119. love you Alison and LOVE LOVE LOVE this story :)

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  120. Girl, I am just the same way, about being the one who makes reservations. But...my guy is better with directions than I am. ;) Anyway, this is absolutely adorable. I wish you both the best! This one gets my vote!

    xoxo

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  121. So cute! Love that you're serving Mickey D's at your wedding!

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  122. I love it! It is a perfect real world proposal.

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  123. yay for you and josh! yay yay yay!

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  124. awwwww, cute!

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  125. love it and love you :) cute story
    xo

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  126. Such a cute story! Congrats :)

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  127. What a great story! you are so cool :)

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  128. YES! I still love this story. I can't wait to photograph your wedding in August:)

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  129. Wow! Great Story and cute couple

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  130. This is such a cute story! I love it!

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  131. That's what I call a love story

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  132. That's adorable!!

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  133. adorable! you crack me up Alison

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  134. y'all are adorable! I've never heard the whole story. Love it.

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  135. :) I've been waiting to here this Alison :D

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  136. So precious! Love it! :) Best of luck and much happiness to you both!

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  137. aww I love that you're having McDonald's at your after party! Congratulations and good luck to you!

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  138. beautiful!!!!!!!

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  139. Awww..sweetest story ever! Totally made me tear up!

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  140. hahaha way too cute! Love how you told him to shut up when he got out the box too.

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  141. Wonderfully funny story! Best wishes on years and years of happiness!

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  142. Great story! Best to you both!

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