Here at HelloBeautiful we just love celebrating Black love. Each week we’ll profile newly engaged couples as they describe the moment he decided to “Put A Ring On It”.
My fiancé and I spoke about marriage many times but I never knew when he would propose. I would give hints on the kind of ring I wanted and even spoke to his family about it for years, but the suspense remained.
The day it happened we were just getting home from our party that he DJ’d (for his birthday and mine) and after I changed out of my party dress he would not allow me to go to the bathroom. When I asked “why” he got on his knee with a box and said those four magical words.
When he asked me to marry him, I was really shocked and speechless, I hadn’t even brought marriage up to him this time! The “yes,” didn’t come immediately since it was my only way to control my tears. I would have cried uncontrollably if I said “yes” right away, so I took a few deep breathes. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale and after a few seconds I was able to compose myself and shouted “yes.” When Lamont proposed, it was definitely one of the happiest moments of my life, score!
The engagement ring was originally for me to give her on her birthday, Sept 21, but the sapphire I wanted in the ring in replace of a diamond had not been set in time. Finally, a week later I received the ring with the stone but, I now had to think of the perfect time to ask. It would have been ideal to ask on her birthday, but life happens. Kat’s parents (and mine too) were already aware of my plans; I asked them weeks before the “big day” and they affectionately approved.
I also DJ, and on Sept 30th, I was throwing my annual birthday party, a joint celebration for Kat’s birthday too, and planned to propose that day. Originally, I brought the ring with me to the party, in my DJ bag, to ask for her in front of everyone, but I couldn’t do it there. I wanted an intimate setting instead and thought home would be best.
After I noticed Kat was relaxed and changed, she said she needed to go to the bathroom but, I couldn’t let her. Quickly, I whipped out the ring while she protested and formally asked if she wanted to be my wife! She was sitting on our bed the whole time, I made it too easy for her.
I love and appreciate Kat and knew that this was the time to take the next step in our relationship.