The ladies here at HelloBeautiful just love celebrating Black love. Each week we profile newly engaged couples as they describe the moment he decided to “Put A Ring On It”.
For my birthday I planned a trip to Las Vegas with my boyfriend (soon to be fiancé) Fernando. On our first day in Vegas we ate, walked the strip, gambled and saw the Jabbawockeez at the Monte Carlo Casino.
The next day we decided to check out the view atop of the Paris hotel. Fernando’s arms were wrapped around me as I watched the Bellagio water fountains dance in awe. Suddenly I was shocked when he said those four special words, “Will you marry me?”
I was so clueless! Earlier in the day we were joking about walking into the chapels to get married, but I thought nothing of it. When he asked me to marry him, I thought he was still kidding around but this time he wasn’t laughing with me. After a silent pause he pulled out a gorgeous ring. I was so shocked and surprised I began to laugh nervously.
I began to tear up as I shook off the nervous laugh and said, “Yes, I will marry you” as the people around us began to clap and cheer.
For my beautiful girlfriend Le’Angela’s birthday, I planned a getaway birthday weekend to Las Vegas. Little did she know I had planned on proposing during the trip.
When we landed and located our bags, the two of us caught a cab to the MGM hotel. We checked into our Signature room and things looked great even though the butterflies in my stomach began to grow by the second.
To slow things down after a day full of activities, we went to see the water show at the beautiful Bellagio Fountains. At this moment, I noticed Le’angela’s beautiful face glow fin the lights and I decided now was the moment to propose. As I reached into my pocket for the ring, I felt the people around watching us. I got so nervous, my heart began racing and I felt like I was on a ride on the Stratosphere.
When I found the courage to say those four words, the look on Le’angela’s face was priceless. She was completely caught off guard.
She accepted the proposal and I truly love and appreciate her. It has been the best decision I have ever made.
Le’Angela and Fernando plan to marry a year from now.