Posted by : Ruby Escalona Saturday, May 16, 2015
I have a few dozen deadlines and we have been lying low since we have gotten back from Europe.... but here's the big news I promised to tell, now that both our families are aware.
PETER AND I GOT ENGAGED!!!
|Look at my face haha|
Deadlines can wait, I can catch up with it, my personal life comes first right now.
How it Started:
Peter and I work for the same bank here in the US, and we met at work when we were still in the same team. For some reason we clicked, started dating, and here we are. I wasn't particularly keen on an office romance but whatever.
How the Engagement Happened:
I had always dreamed of becoming engaged in a castle or a palace... I don't know, it's the princess in me that wanted that. And so when we were watching one episode of How I Met Your Mother, when Ted was planning a castle wedding with his wife, I blurted out loud: wow, I wouldn't mind getting engaged or getting married in a castle.
Ladies take note: if you say something like this, even if it is just in the moment; your guy is listening and would remember what you said.
And so we went to Europe. I had always loved Europe: always, always, always. Ever since I lived in the UK, it had always been a place I could call home, a place that always fascinated me.
We had been to multiple castles on our road trip: from Neuschwanstein & Hoheschwangau in Germany, to Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, to Strecno Castle near Zilina, Slovakia, to Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, and finally, to Devin Castle in Bratislava, where he asked me to marry him.
|Devin Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia|
We were on a terrace and I was out taking photos of the rivers, and of the castle, as you can see on the photo below (this was taken in a different terrace, minutes before I got cold and needed to put my Disney jacket on - Yay Disney)
|Ruby in Devin Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia|
I said yes
|My ring, with a shot of the Danube and Morava Rivers in the background|
Ugh, my hand looks wrinkly in the photo above so forgive me, I didn't pack hand cream on this trip and it was cold.
And there you have it, the story of our engagement.
We took this photo of us together after it happened so we'll always remember. Unfortunately, it was a bit too overexposed:
|Ruby and Peter in Devin Castle|
We came from two different countries and ended up meeting in the US. I hope you still join us on our crazy adventures as we embark on this big event.