When anyone gets engaged one of the first things people ask is so how did he (or she) propose?! It's a fun and exciting time that people love to be apart of and let's be real who doesn't love a good engagement story? Our engagement story is a pretty great one (obviously I'm a little biased), mostly because it's a little bit random, a little bit funny, and very sweet.
My fiancé and I have been going to Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge on Labor Day Weekend since the beginning of our relationship. We have never missed a year since we started dating and he had even been many years before that. It was the first place we traveled to together so naturally it was the perfect place for him to propose.
We got to the Gorge Thursday night, met up with some friends that we camp with every year, and set up camp. Friday wasn't the nicest day. It was kind of cloudy and was sprinkling a little on and off. Colin was acting a little strange, kind of nervous and it seemed like he was avoiding me a little bit now that I look back on it. I didn't really think much of it at the time though I was just catching up with our friends that we hadn't seen since the year before.
Colin's parents were coming as well and Colin keep wondering when they were going to get there which I thought was odd. I kept telling him that they were on their way and I am sure they would be there soon, since it was Friday I am sure traffic was worse than when we had driven over the day before.
Well it turns out my sweet and amazing fiancé had a plan. A very wonderful plan that his parents were a part of. We were supposed to leave the campgrounds and go to one of the look out points near the Gorge. The weather had improved a bit so it really would have been the perfect day for it! But unfortunately his parents hit some bad traffic because of a wreck and were later than planned. If we had left the campground we wouldn't be back in time for the concert.
Colin had to come up with a plan b and had no idea what he was going to do. I was hanging out in our tent and he came in and told me some of our friends from another campsite were on their way, so I came out to hang out with them. I went under the canopy we had set up at our campsite and Colin asked if I wanted a shot...of Tarantula tequila. I literally said "no that sounds terrible!"
Looking back on it Colin says he didn't even realize what had happened, but he took the ring out of his pocket and said "do you want this instead??" He was beyond nervous. I was in shock. I said yes in a slightly confused manner and took the ring. Then he realized what happened and he quickly got down on one knee grabbed the ring back and asked me to marry him. That time my answer was a little less confused and a lot more ecstatic! Yes!!
It was random, unplanned, so sweet, and beyond perfect for us as a couple! Getting engaged over a bottle of tequila. Definitely not the typical story!
After I said yes and put the ring on everyone came in to the tent. Colin's mom had champagne, balloons, a banner, and a gift from Colin's sister. EVERYONE we were with had known and everyone immediately started celebrating. It was so fun and definitely my favorite weekend ever at DMB at the Gorge! It was a weekend I will never forget and I wouldn't trade our proposal story for the world!