Our Disney Proposal Story

The Magic Kingdom was the first park on our Disney itinerary. I had made an attempt to look cute since hey, it’s 1) Day 1 of Disney, 2) I have no clue how warm it actually will get so let me throw on jeans and 3) I wasn’t sure how my hair would react to this humidity. I curled/waved my hair, put on my Mickey shirt and Minnie Ears, and was hoping that I would be able to get some cute photos for my blog or Instagram.

Once we had gotten into the park I realized that it was much warmer than I thought it would be and the humidity made my hair fall straight. Not to mention my skin was going crazy with the humidity and was shiny with oil and best of all, a massive pimple had formed overnight right between my eyebrows. So I wasn’t looking as cute as I was hoping to, but I was still at Disney World and I was still happy — I’ll just have to take pictures now before this mess of myself becomes a hot mess.

Ray and I snapped some photos and videos as we made our way into the park. Our group walked down Main Street, taking it all in. We even made a quick stop at the restroom before we began our marathon of rides. It was about 30 minutes after the park had opened and the crowd level was low. It was a good time to get our pictures with Cinderella’s Castle; waiting later in the day for pictures would probably be harder to get.

Disney has photographers stationed throughout the park willing to take your pictures with their cameras (if you ask them nicely, they’ll take photos with your camera as well). We stood to the side, waiting to get a photographer to take our group pictures in front of the castle. After about a minute or so, our friends were able to pull a photographer to take our pictures! The four of us stood in front of Walt Disney, Mickey, and Cinderella’s Castle as we got a few group pictures in.

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After group pictures, it was time for couple pictures. I turned to let Jen & Mike know that they could go first with the couple photos, but instead I saw them leaving the standing point fairly quick. I thought to myself, ‘Whoa, they’re fast.. but okay’. As I was watching our friends walk to stand to the side (towards my right), I overhear Ray say “Mike, hold my bag,” and now I’m thinking ‘Aww, he really wants to make this picture look nice without his backpack’.

I start turning around to face Ray so that we can take our couple photos but I instead start to see him getting down onto one of his knees and I started to freak out. Everything happened in slow motion. I turned to face the photographer and our friends with my mouth wide open, hoping that I wasn’t just imagining what was happening. And then it hit me, he was proposing! I started crying as I made my way to look back at him. It felt like forever when I finally turned around to look at him and then he asked, “Will you marry me?’ I finally notice the ring, cried even harder, and I said “Yes!”

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The proposal took me by complete surprise! I’m still at a loss of words when people ask me how I felt at that moment. Looking back it’s crazy how fast it all happened, but in that moment everything was slow motion to me! We thank everyone for the overwhelming amount of love and support 🙂 Also, a huge thank you to Disney’s photographers for capturing our special moment!

Till next time.. ♥Mariel

 


 

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Thank you Disney Weddings for featuring us!

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Thank you Disney Boardwalk Resort for helping us celebrate our Engagement! The balloons and cake were such a nice treat!

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