'Tis the season for joy, love, and surprise proposals! In this blog post, we explore the enchanting trend of holiday engagements, delving into the reasons why couples choose this festive time to say "I do" to forever or on the contrary, stray away from a holiday engagement. From the allure of twinkling lights to the warmth of family gatherings, discover the magic that makes holiday engagements truly special for some. Whether it's a snowy mountaintop proposal or a cozy fireside ask, join us in celebrating the season of love and commitment.
Here's my personal story... the first Christmas Brent and I spent together I just was so HOPEFUL for a proposal. Even though he told me he would not propose on a holiday. I mean.... he could be trying to throw me off, right?! As we exchanged thoughtful gifts (I sewed him a QUILT!) and shared laughter, a part of me longed for that extra special moment – a proposal that would forever tie our love to the enchantment of the holiday season. I found myself daydreaming about a ring hidden in a velvet box beneath the Christmas tree or a heartfelt question asked amidst the soft glow of candlelight. However, as the holiday festivities unfolded, Brent didn't pop the question. Instead, he gifted me a business card holder with my MAIDEN name on it. OUCH! I mean, the thought was there, I LOVED my job at our local stationery store... so it was a good thought. But, man I wanted my future last name... LEDGEWOOD! Our first Christmas together became a chapter in our love story, laying the foundation for the many more holidays we would share. The anticipation lingered as I ended up having to wait MUCH longer before he popped the question. Little did I know that our journey held countless surprises, and each Christmas became an opportunity for us to create cherished memories as a couple.
If this holiday season doesn't bring the anticipated proposal, remember that your love story is a beautiful journey with its own unique timeline. Sometimes, the most meaningful moments are worth waiting for. (I know from experience!! Our proposal is a story for another day... another blog!) Trust in the strength of your connection and the commitment you both share. Each day brings new opportunities for growth, joy, and love. Your time will come, and when it does, it will be a moment so intricately woven into the fabric of your relationship that it becomes a treasured part of your shared history. Relationships, like the changing seasons, go through different phases, and the timing of significant milestones varies for everyone. Embrace the present, savor the moments you share, and rest assured that the future holds the promise of beautiful surprises. Love, patience, and understanding are the true gems that make a relationship flourish, and when the right moment arrives, it will be well worth the wait.
Now on the other hand... if you DO receive a longed for proposal. Congratulations! As the excitement of your recent engagement fills the air, savor ever minute of this special time. Enjoying your engagement is such a blessing and it will be tied together with the holidays each year. Now the fun begins... wedding planning and all the excited wrapped around getting married!
With love, Frances