A few months ago Henry told me to take off work the Friday after Thanksgiving because we were going on a trip, BUT he wouldn’t for the life of him tell me anything about it. I figured he just wanted to do something special for our 2 year anniversary, so I went ahead and asked off and didn’t think too much more about it. Well, the Friday after Thanksgiving rolled around, our alarms went off at 5 a.m., we packed the car and Henry handed me a few sheets of paper.
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He gave me about 5 at a time and told me they were my clues as to where we were going. I was pretty pumped because who doesn’t like a good scavenger hunt?! A few hours in to our trip we arrived in Bryson City, NC. I thought this was the end of our adventure… nope. Henry surprised me with train tickets for the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad! The tickets included lunch and a 1 ½ hour layover in Dillsboro for passengers to shop and enjoy the little town. It was so much fun, and the sites we saw along the way were SO beautiful!
When we got back from the train ride, Henry handed me my last set of directions that lead us to a few wrong turns and this teeny winding road on the side of a mountain….
Fortunately, we made the right turn and found our precious cabin in Black Mountain, NC.
The weather started getting bad, so we enjoyed a nice dinner in together. Henry told me to give him a minute to do a few things, so I stepped into the bedroom to unpack… honestly, I had no idea what was about to happen. When he gave me the okay, I walked into a candle-filled living room with a bottle of champagne…
He handed me a glass of champagne, we sat down on the couch and he told me things I only ever dreamed about. Slowly, he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him!
It was the most amazing, unforgettable night of my life, and I still can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend! The rest of the weekend was just as amazing. Saturday, we spent the entire day at the Biltmore! It is sooo unbelievably gorgeous!! If you’ve never been and are ever in the area, GO VISIT!
Ok.. thank you for letting me ramble about my super sappy engagement weekend!! I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful holiday! XO – M