1,292 Feet Above The World Was My Perfect Proposal

Gaaaaahhhhh…this is going to be a super gushy, cheesy post. I can already feel it. I can’t help it though. It’s my proposal story and it was absolutely perfect in every single way. It was perfect, because it completely encompassed us as a couple and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

It started with my fiancé, Cole, asking if I wanted to go on a hike that following weekend with two of our friends, another couple (E and K). I love to hike so of course I was down! He wanted to take me on the Cerro San Luis hike that was meaningful to him, but new to me. It was in the center of town on a mountain he had to run up many times before for his black belt testing over the years. I love exploring new trails so there was no need to convince me.

1,292 Feet Above The World Was My Perfect Proposal

As the plan was in place, he decided to learn one of my favorite songs on his guitar. It was Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You.” I had mentioned how much I liked this song a few weeks prior when we were on a road trip, and he was looking for a good acoustic song to learn for the proposal.  He grew up playing the guitar and I had actually never heard him play before. He worked the night shift and I worked during the days, so his plan was to learn the song while I was at work. First snag. I ended up staying home from work sick on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was freaking out about this, but naturally I had no idea.

Fast forward to Friday. I was on the phone with my mom, when I heard her start to freak out at my dad. “Cole, are you on the phone with Cole? I think your dad is talking to Cole,” she exclaimed. “Cole’s at work. That doesn’t make sense,” I replied. “He’s going into the other room and shushing me now,” she said. “Cole doesn’t even have dad’s number. I’m sure it is something else,” I replied brushing it off. Turns out I was wrong. Cole had called my parents to tell them he was going to propose and to get their blessing. How random that we called my parents at the same time and almost ruined his plan in that moment?!

Saturday was here and I got a text from our friend, K, saying that they were super out of shape and going to get a head start and meet us at the top. I assured her I wasn’t a crazy hiker and we could stop as many times as they needed. She insisted on getting a head start, which I thought made no sense at all since we were supposed to hike together. She was adamant about it, so I told her we’d see them at the top.

1,292 Feet Above The World Was My Perfect Proposal

We arrived about 30 minutes after their text and started the hike up. Cole was checking his phone a lot and mentioned he was worried they may have taken a wrong turn and gotten lost. Me, not having the nerves he was having, said it wasn’t a big deal and we could easily text or call them if they weren’t at the top. They were there and they had set up a blanket and a guitar. K immediately told me it was E’s guitar and he wanted to bring it to play. I remember thinking to myself, “Yeah, that sounds like something E would do. Totally random.”

After catching our breath and exchanging some laughs, Cole picked up the guitar and started fooling around with it. Shortly after he started playing and singing “Shape of You.” A few versus in I said, “You know this too well…” knowing I had just told him about the song a few weeks ago. It was then I realized what was going on. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend my life with him. Of course I said “Yes!” Then he took out a bottle of champagne and we all drank and toasted at the top.

1,292 Feet Above The World Was My Perfect Proposal

It was perfect. He put so much thought and care into making the moment special for us. The mountain is visible no matter where you are in town. Every time I drive around and glance at it, I think of that moment. Including our friends resulted in some great candid photos and a hidden camera that recorded the whole thing. Such amazing memories to look back on!

My proposal was relatively simple when you think of all the grand scheme proposal stories that get jammed down our throats. Don’t get me wrong, those stories are awesome and I love reading about them! My story was so special and tailored directly towards us. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect proposal or a more perfect moment. It is a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life and am so grateful he chose me.

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  1. Congratulations! oh my goodness I love your story. It is so sweet and well thought out of him. I also love how all the things he was panicking and stressing about didn’t set off any warning signals to you, that is exactly how it should be in my opinion. Also your ring is beautiful!

    1. I know…good thing I wasn’t being suspicious of everything. Haha! He hides his nerves well.

  2. Awhhh that’s so beautiful. Congratulations!

  3. Wow, what a great story! Congrats!

  4. Awww!! That’s so lovely! Congratulations! I just got married – its all so exciting! Enjoy every moment! x

    1. Congrats on your marriage! So exciting!

  5. Awe love it!! Congratulations!

  6. Oh my goodness!! Any woman could be so lucky to have such a sweet, well thought out man like yours! I’m glad you got your dream proposal…. congratulations!

    1. Thank you! I am very lucky to have him!

  7. Okay I teared up. I am a SUCKER for proposal and engagement posts!!! I also LOVE your ring, I have always told my boyfriend that I want a sapphire instead of a diamond in the middle 🙂

    1. Awe, I love that you teared up! Thank you! Mine is tanzanite. I wanted that stone. Sapphire is so beautiful too.

  8. Awww! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you. Your ring is beautiful, and the pictures have captured the moments perfectly. yay!!! Wedding planning next!

    1. Full wedding planning mode for sure!

  9. Awww, so sweet! I loved this post! I hope my proposal is just as perfect whenever it comes! Congratulations!

    1. Thank you! I’m sure yours will be so perfect for you!

  10. Omg this had me teary. So simple, yet so beautiful. The love of my life is snoozing next to me and I can only hope and pray to someday get to experience this with him ❤

    1. Awe! I’m sure you will have such a perfect proposal experience with him. It’s so exciting when it happens.

  11. Honestly, I love simple, heartfelt proposals. My fiance proposed to me in our apartment. It was special to us because it was where we first said I love you. I was our first home together. It was perfect. Everyone scoffs and says that his proposal was unromantic, but I don’t care what they think. And neither should you! As long as it makes you happy, that’s what matters! CONGRATS! xoxo

    1. This is so perfect and so sweet. I love the simplicity of it and the meaning for you both. I think it is so romantic when there is so much meaning there for you.

  12. This is beyond perfect! I am so excited for you two! You tell the story so wonderfully! I got goosebumps!

  13. This is a great story. What a sweet and well thought out proposal. All the best to you too.

  14. Congrats! This is a wonderful story, I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. So cute, love your ring! Is that a sapphire?!

    1. Thank you! It’s tanzanite. One of my favorite stones.

      1. Wow I love how unique that is! Beautiful!

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