Three friends of mine got engaged this past weekend! A girl from high school sent me an e-mail saying her boyfriend had asked her to marry him over the weekend. They were running through a local college and he stopped because he "had a rock in his shoe." When she turned around, he was on one knee. This creative proposal prompted her to start flipping through bridal magazines—and she came across my name in Modern Bride!
Another friend, this time from college, sent me a Facebook message saying she and her longtime boyfriend Brandon had gotten engaged on the beach and did I have any tips on throwing an eco-chic, green wedding?
And finally, my best guy friend from college proposed to his girlfriend at the Chicago White Sox game on Sunday. The question, "Erin, will you marry me?" was supposed to flash on the Jumbotron, but due to a snafu it never happened through all of the nine innings! He ended up asking her at the end of the game anyway and she said yes.
Today, I twisted off the cap of my Diet Snapple to read this: Real Fact #816 — In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
Wow! Proposals must be in the air! Tell us about your engagement story below. —Abbe Wright, assistant to the editor-in-chief, Modern Bride