Thursday, April 14, 2011

He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring... (Our engagement story!)

Corey and I are engaged!

On April 9, 2011, my sweet boyfriend, Corey, became my fiancé on one of the most perfect nights of my life. Having been in a long distance relationship since November when Corey was offered his dream job in New Jersey, Corey and I look forward to our weekends together.

This weekend, the first visit since Corey passed the stressful Series 66 financial exam, we planned to relax and spend some time together at beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. This breath-taking resort is located in the Sussex Skylands with gorgeous mountain views and an elaborate interior.

We arrived at the resort and our relaxation began immediately. We started with the most delicious chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room and a soak in the heated outdoor pool. Then we cuddled up for a nap in our luxurious suite, complete with fire place and large windows with mountain views.

Later in the evening, we had dinner at Restaurant Latour. Located on the top floor of a tower at the resort, this four-star restaurant has it's own private elevator. The chef prepared a special, eight-course dinner for us of his finest dishes. We had: a white straw asparagus strudel (delicious!), mini lobster ravioli with a sage cream sauce, a Maine diver scallop prepared to melt in your mouth, roasted quail with a pomegranite-molasses glaze, veal shortloin with a caramelized potato and onion crepe, buffalo filet mignion, a kind of sheep's milk cheese with fruit and toasted pecans, chocolate-orange tartlet, and delicious creme brûlée. We had a sommelier who choses four different wines from the resort's 80,000 bottle wine seller to accompany our meal.

After dinner, we went back to our suite so I could change my shoes before we went on a walk. I went to the bedroom to change my shoes and to use the restroom. When I came out, I found Corey in the living room of our suite in front of the windows with the moon shining on the mountains and the fireplace lit.

{where the proposal took place}

He took me into a big hug and said, the sweetest things ever and then asked me to marry him. And in between kisses and squeals of happiness (and almost fainting when he put the most perfect ring ever on my finger) I said, "Yes! Of course I will!"

And now, we plan to get married (date TBD) and live happily ever after!


  1. Oh my goodness!!!!! Congratulations, that is so exciting!! And your ring is b-e-a-utiful, you're going to make a pretty bride! :)

  2. Congrats Elizabeth & Corey!!!

  3. So exciting!!! What a great weekend!


  4. This is such a cute story. I might have gotten goosebumps! I'm so excited to read about your wedding planning now! Is it sad that I got super excited about the choco covered strawberries too? Can those be present at MY proposal?

  5. what a lovely story! thanks for the rue la la tip-- i've been leaning towards jacks and if i can get them for dheap that will make the deciison for me!

  6. Stunning and so very romantic! Let the wedding planning begin :)

  7. Such a great story! Congrats to you both.


  8. So cute!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I love reading proposal stories!!!


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