Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day— Brita & Dan's Engagement Story!

Back by popular demand, it's Brita here today with another guest post! Since today is Valentine's Day, I wanted to make this about love. While it's not specifically Pixar, it is Disney related and so I wanted to share the story of how Dan and I got engaged!

Dan and I started dating when we were both 16 (2006) and dated exclusively all through high school. We went to college together (2008) and continued to only date each other. We both knew that we wanted to get married, so we never felt the need to date anyone else. In 2011, I picked out what style engagement ring I wanted and then Dan worked with a jeweler to have it created. In November 2011, we were going on a vacation with his family to Disney World during Thanksgiving break and I had a suspicion Dan would propose during this trip. We had booked most of our meals with his family, but on Friday night, just the two of us were going to have dinner at Les Chefs de France in Epcot. I imagined that he would propose during dessert by having the waiter bring out my engagement ring along with our creme brûlée! 

I arrived late Wednesday night (I wasn’t able to be there for the full week because of school) and then Thursday we had a fabulous day in the Magic Kingdom. We went to dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe and then rushed back to watch the "Wishes!" firework show on the beach of the Polynesian Resort where we were staying. We quickly stopped by our room and I changed into my pajama bottoms to be more comfortable...if only I knew what was coming!

We enjoyed watching the firework show together (since it’s no longer there, in case you haven’t seen it, the whole theme is about wishes coming true). During the finale, Dan said to me “I wish we were married”, but we said that kind of thing to each other often so I didn't think anything of it. I replied, “I wish that too." Then I looked at him and he was on one knee opening a little box as he said “will you make my wish come true? Will you marry me?” Of course I said “yes!!!” and he slid the very sparkly ring on my finger. I was so excited to see it for the first time in person and it was stunning! I was also totally caught off guard since I wasn’t expecting him to propose until Friday night. I love that it wasn’t what I imagined it was even better!

I also have to mention that as we were leaving the beach, this older couple who saw the proposal called out to us “we’ve been married for 50 yearsmake it last!”

And we will! Dan, I love you to infinity and beyond! I'm so excited that the next time we go to Disney World, it will be Aidan's first trip. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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