We had spoken about getting married maybe after 2.5 years of dating. Rian always said he wanted to marry me but I would have no part or say in when he would do it and what ring I he would get. Rian wanted to surprise me when he felt the time was right and he always used to say he thought he should be the one to choose my ring, and that it would be a testament to see just how well he knew me, by choosing a ring he would think I liked. I loved that about him. So years went by and still no proposal but we would always talk about getting married. I just put it at the back of my head for the time being and I knew it would just happen at the right time.
It was a Saturday night in November at around 1am, after having a fun time at our friend’s engagement party and we both had a few drinks we stumbled home and put our Pjs on, I put on one of Rian’s old t-shirts and we just chilled out talking, laughing and just acting silly. Then, really randomly Rian stands up and tells me to close my eyes. When I open them, there he is down on one knee looking up at me with a little white box in his hands, and he opens it up and asks me to marry him! I seriously thought he was joking. I even asked him if the ring was fake. He’s a really big joker so I thought he definitely could be messing with me! He told me how much he loved me and how he wanted to have a family together and reassured me he wasn’t joking while shedding a few tears. It was such an intimate and emotional moment. We were on such a high we couldn’t sleep so we went into the lounge room watched YouTube clips from our favourite movie, A Star is Born. I couldn’t believe how perfect the ring was, he couldn’t have done better job at choosing it! Rian had bought the ring a couple of weeks before and had planned to propose on Christmas morning at sunrise at our favourite beach Bronte but he couldn’t wait and he said the moment at home just felt right and he felt uneasy hiding the ring in the bottom drawer in our bedroom and didn’t want me to find it. I didn’t sleep at all that night haha.