As I said in my last post, I had big news! We’re ENGAGED!

I can’t believe I am writing this post, but YES we are engaged. I’m SO excited.

About Us:

D and I met at an office of a previous job. I worked with his older brother. According to D the story goes: ” I walked into your office to see my brother and you were drinking a beer at your desk and I thought- that’s the one.” While my memory doesn’t quite remember it that way, its a good insight into our fun, happy, little adventure. We have been dating for almost 3.5 years and now- will be together forever.

Proposal Story:

Every year I like going to the Woodburn Tulip Festival. Due to its popularity, we try to go on a weekday vs. a weekend. This year we happened to pick Friday, April 1 (yes April Fools Day). It was a beautiful spring day so I was weary it was going to be packed. Once we got to Woodburn, we parked and noticed most of the people were gathered around 1-2 fields of tulips. We trekked out to a farther field, away from all the hustle and bustle. I started snapping pictures (which I love to do) and all of a sudden, D became very chatty, which is uncharacteristic for him. I kept thinking “Why are you so talkative? This is a peaceful place. SSSHHHH.” Finally I noticed a little bench right in the middle of the tulips. I said “Hey should we go sit on that bench?” “YES”, D replied. We headed over to the bench and I sat down. D remained standing and started give his speech. Yet all I was thinking was, “Why are you standing over me?” Ha! Then he got down on one knee and I thought “OH THIS!” It was perfect.

I’m so happy with how he asked, it was so “us.” No one else was around, we were outside in a beautiful place and it was a gorgeous Pacific NW day. I couldn’t ask for more. We took a couple pictures I wanted to share with you.

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I have already jumped feet first into planning and will be sharing tidbits of the process with you here. I’m still over the moon and can’t wait to start this journey together. We are so excited to be engaged and enjoy this time in our lives. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported both D and I in some way- we’ve been so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family. You mean the world to us both.

Rachel xo

Wedding Series: We’re Engaged


  1. catherine says:

    AH! Congratulations! What a beautiful proposal story. That cracks me up how D became so chatty! (Nerves, geez!)

    Also, I absolutely love the story of how you two first met. I love asking couples how they met – you hear such lovely tidbits of their lives.

    Congrats again!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Congratulations, such wonderful news!! May your wedding and marriage be as joyful and glorious as the day on which the plans were begun!!

  3. Pech says:

    Congratulations, that sounds perfect because you were on your own and in nature but not exhausted from a big hike ha ha. I like how you remember all these cute little nervous tells from D though you didn’t realize it at the time. Congratulations again!

  4. Karla says:

    This is the best story you have ever told. SO excited for you and I will be following your wedding planning very closely. CONGRATS you guys!!!!

  5. Congratulations!! That is so sweet, and the tulips are gorgeous. Y’all look so happy and I wish you the best!

  6. What a sweet story! I love the tulip fest, and am impressed that you get your man to go every year with you. He sure is a keeper!

  7. Jenny says:

    Awww what a sweet story and it made for such lovely pictures! Congrats 🙂
    Let the wedding planning begin. I am 6 months out from mine haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  8. Tamara Goyette says:

    WAHOO! A huge congratulations to the two of you!

  9. Ladylike says:

    Congratulations on your wedding! Keep up with our blog and Pinterest for inspiration and tips on wedding etiquette!

  10. Kathy says:

    Beautiful pics.

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