About the Engagment: The Power of the Press

I’m a writer. He’s a journalist. We live in D.C., we’re in love and we’re making it official. 

On Saturday, Sept. 1, he hopped out of bed at 7:30 in the morning, let the dog out, and asked if I wanted to get breakfast. This was unusual, primarily because prior to this day I’m not sure he was aware that there was a 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays. I teased him that he was particulary chipper because it was the first day of college football season. He smiled and we headed out the door.

A short distance down the street he said he wanted to run into Starbucks and asked me to grab one of his newspapers out of the box in front. So I walked toward it and then turned to tell him that the front of his paper looked a little wierd because it had a full-page story. But then I whipped my head back toward the box when I realized the huge headline said, “[Bridal Bird], Will You Marry Me?” and had a picture of him. I wheeled around and he was down on one knee behind me holding the ring. I said yes. I jumped into his arms. The Starbucks barrista ran out and offered us free coffee.

Best. Day. Ever.


8 Responses to “About the Engagment: The Power of the Press”

  1. And We’re Off to the Races « Bridal Bird Says:

    […] over a week ago, a ring was bestowed in the most romantic and surprising of ways. (Head to the About page for more on that and us). For the next year we’ll be tapdancing toward wedded bliss. If the […]

  2. grizzwhitchick Says:


  3. bibomedia Says:

    Have a nice day !

  4. Arjewtino Says:

    Either you misspelled “engagement”, which I find hard to believe, or you meant to write it “enGAGment”.

    Just noticed. I’m nothing if not detail-oriented.

  5. erin*carly Says:

    that’s an awesome story! definitely one for the kids.

    found your blog through DCblogs . . . hope you don’t mind if i join in on the reading fun! i’m recently [and surprisingly] engaged, and from what i’ve read so far, it seems like we have a similar outlook on the whole darn thing. my standard answer to the ‘when are you getting married’ question [“never!”] doesn’t quite fly as well as it used to. 🙂

    also, you’ve got a great writing style. i certainly hope you make money at it, too.

  6. What Liz Said Says:

    That is so sweet.

    So for the crazy commenting.

  7. What Liz Said Says:

    Sorry* for the crazy commenting rather.

  8. Stacy Says:

    Bridal Bird….pretty please contact me about one of the dresses you posted! 🙂

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