Surprise, Surprise! The Engagement Party :)



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^^^ Isn’t my nephew the cutest!

It started off with Charles saying 
“Let’s not tell anyone that we’re engaged today. 
Let’s just enjoy the day for ourselves and we’ll tell everyone tomorrow.” 
He also mentioned getting dinner and drinks at Cafe Asia, later on in the day… 
And since I didn’t want to spend all day making calls to announce our engagement, 
I said “Sounds like a plan.” 
So we went about our day as planned … 
Running errands, unpacking a couple boxes in our apartment, etc. 
Then we got ready
and hopped on the metro to Rosslyn to celebrate our engagement…
Just the two of us… Or so I thought.
We entered Cafe Asia, he said “I have reservation under Nicholson”
and the waitress pointed us to the bar area …
As we were walking to the bar area …
I remember thinking “Why is everyone facing the same way?”
And as this thought crossed my mind …
One by one, people started turning around and I started recognizing familiar faces!!!
My Friends! Charles’s Friends! My Family! Charles’s Family!
Seriously, EVERYONE was there!
And what blew my mind was that they were there to celebrate US!

I’ve never felt so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving and supportive group of people.

The cherry on top was when my mom appeared out of nowhere…
That’s when I started crying … very ug-i-ly, I might add. 
My mom lives in Chicago and I hadn’t seen her in over a year …
So having her there to share the moment with was extra special. 
And as for the rest of our evening, 
it was a giant party filled with love, hugs, pictures and shots with friends and family…
Lots and lots of shots.
It wasn’t until our 4th or 5th tequila shot that Charles and I realized we hadn’t eaten yet.
So there we were … struggling to eat our Pad Thai with chopsticks that wouldn’t ‘cooperate’.

The Asian in me swears up and down those chopsticks were possessed lol…

Anyways … I think I’ll sum up the evening 
with a compliment from a lady who wasn’t even apart of our party.
She was a simple bystander, eating near the bar area watching us celebrate.
After asking one of my girlfriends what the occasion was for
She said something along the lines of …
“The fact that alot of these people have never met each other before
is amazing because I thought everyone was related in some way or form
based on how well everyone is getting along with each other.
I think it’s a beautiful thing to see people of so many different ethnicities
come together in the name of love.”
My girlfriend came over afterwards and told me what she said
And then I went over to thank her for her kind words … 
Which is when she said …
“Love always wins in the end my dear … Love always wins.”




 ~ The End ~
BEWARE: Engaged Couple Suffering  From Symptoms Associated With Being Drunk On Love ;)

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  • ahh this is just perfect! yayyyy!

  • awww so exciting – CONGRATULATIONS!!! xo – chels @ LLinaBC.com

  • Just brought happy tears! I told SO many of my friends this story and they all loved it just as much as I do :) co-workers cheered when I came in to the office and told them the end result the Monday after because they were keen to hear how 'de boss' pulled it all off :) bit much? Never! Haha every good love story deserves to be shared. Congrats again guys xxx

  • Just brought happy tears! I told SO many of my friends this story and they all loved it just as much as I do :) co-workers cheered when I came in to the office and told them the end result the Monday after because they were keen to hear how 'de boss' pulled it all off :) bit much? Never! Haha every good love story deserves to be shared. Congrats again guys xxx

  • i'm ugly crying with you too. that is SOOOOOO sweet that your loved ones were there. I'm pretty sure Charles planned this one up as well. Seriously i need to be a dude and chest bump.

    ok, how about knuckle punch?

  • Gaaaaah! I'm so happy!

    …for you guys LOL

  • AMAZING – so much happiness!!!

  • I LOVE this!!! What a good man. The family being present is such a huge part of it and I'm so happy for you two! <3

  • This is so great!!! Its always nice to celebrate such an awesome occasion with friends and family!! I love how happy the two of you look!

  • aww so sweet and fun!! congratulations!!

  • It looks like you had an amazing time!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Totally teary eyed after reading that and seeing all those pics. You are going to make a GORGEOUS bride!

  • How awesome! This post literally brought tears to my eyes. I love reading about engagement stories and I love seeing people head over heels in love with one another. To have your families join together to celebrate such an important time in your lives is definitely a blessing!

  • Such a beautiful story to go along with such incredible photos!!! I know I'm super late in saying this, but huge congratulations to you and your love making that step and kudos to him for putting together such an amazing party! I felt the happiness through it all and I wish you many years of bliss, love, longevity and all that other jazz! ♥ ♥