Real Bride Heather: Our Engagement StoryJanuary 28th, 2011
Heather, one of the brides in the audience of our nationally televised talk show debut of the White by Vera Wang® collection, visits today to share her surprise proposal story:
During the summer of 2009, Corey and I were sitting in a pizza parlor having drinks when the topic of marriage came up. I asked him when he thought we would be engaged. His immediate response was, “Within 6 months.” A few seconds later, he grinned and said, “Okay…within a year.” I laughed – and then we dropped the subject.
Needless to say, by the end of the next summer, I was growing restless. There had been many perfect moments for him to pop the question that summer: watching fireworks at my grandparents’ lake house, fishing during sunset, and dining out at romantic restaurants. I kept thinking, “What is he waiting for?”
On August 17th, 2010, exactly a year after our pizza parlor conversation, he came home after playing golf and walked up behind me with a jewelry box in the shape of a bucket of golf balls. He said, “Look what I found on the golf course.” I was instantly confused because I had seen the same exact jewelry box when we were shopping on vacation and for the life of me couldn’t figure out what you could put in one.
As I was opening the box, he laughed and said, “Just kidding, but will you marry me?” I was in shock! It was a complete surprise: Tuesday night, just me and Corey and our wonderful life together, and me finally figuring out what you can put in a golf ball jewelry box.
Six days after he proposed, a friend mentioned that The Oprah Winfrey Show was looking for newly engaged brides to appear on her show. With the deadline for submissions being that day, I quickly submitted our story, not thinking in a million years that I would be selected to be on the show! Here I am, three months later, with a certificate for what I’m sure will be an amazing White by Vera Wang® gown, a free honeymoon and the perfect person to share this dream with. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world.