Long distance relationship

Long Distance Engagement: Proposal in a Box

December 13, 2016

First of all, let’s get the important thing out of the way – I’M ENGAGED, I’M ENGAGED, OMG I’M ENGAGED! *dances around the room* I’m also still in a long distance relationship, but not for much longer!

 

 

I have been in an extremely loving relationship with Dylan for four years now. It’s been a while! Throughout that time, we’ve had to deal with a LOT of long distance. The long distance doesn’t even phase us anymore, but we couldn’t be happier to finally have to opportunity to close the gap between us! Dylan currently lives in Wisconsin and I’m situated in Brussels, Belgium (that’s 4,178 miles / 6723 kilometers between us)!

On December 12th, I got a box in the mail that granted, I knew was coming. We decided on our next move together, but I was clueless as to what was actually in the box. Dylan is so sweet and amazing, so today I want to share my proposal in a box with you!

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The first thing I could see peeking out of the box were RING POPS! How cute is that? He figured that ring pops were a better alternative to packing peanuts, and oh boy – was he right! They fit perfectly with the whole theme of the box and made for a sweet celebration! 🙂

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Then of course, a photo of my handsome fiancé down on one knee with the sweetest “will you marry me?” sign in his hand! Since so much of our relationship has been at a distance, this long distance proposal meant the WORLD to me. It was extremely sentimental to both of us, and we’re so happy with the amount of love in our relationship that has kept us strong and dedicated to each other.
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The box contained the ring, the beautiful photo of Dylan down on one knee, a bunch of ring pops, and a box of Udderfingers. Don’t worry, I didn’t know what those were either a few years ago. They’re almond butter toffee candies from Wisconsin, and he brought them to New York the first time he came to visit me! They’re very sentimental to the two of us, as we snacked on them during all of our snuggle sessions and Netflix marathons. It was amazing!

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Finally, I couldn’t be happier to be marrying the love of my life. We really have gone through the biggest ups and downs anyone could imagine. Our love is strong, and we’re both extremely excited to begin our lives together.

Distance, my friends, makes the heart fight for true love.

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Srna

 

p.p.s. YES, there’s also a video. Enjoy!

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply helensnowdon December 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Oh my that is SO cute! What an amazing and unique way to pop the question. I am very happy for you both and it restored a little bit of my faith in humanity. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply acrushonlife December 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words, we really couldn’t be happier <3 🙂

  • Reply Alys George December 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations on the Engagement! This video was so perfect, it made my heart melt!

    • Reply acrushonlife December 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much , Alys!!! It made mine melt too 😉 <3

  • Reply Jay December 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so so so so so SO excited for you, Srna! <3 You can tell he put time, effort and love into that to make it special for you. It's so sweet and I'm so happy for the two of you! Can't wait to hear more of both of your journeys towards closing the gap!! <333 So much love!!!

    Jay

    • Reply acrushonlife December 13, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you so much, beautiful Jay! And thank you for being such a great friend and keeping me sane while I waited for the box to arrive <3 so much love to you, girlie!! <3

  • Reply erinazmir December 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Oh my god I’m so happy for you! I’m in a long distance relationship myself (6481 miles here) and I know how it feels to finally be together after a long time of separation. Congratulations! Much love. xx

    • Reply acrushonlife December 13, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Eeek!! THANK YOUUU <3 I wish you so much love and happiness in your relationship 🙂

  • Reply Ron Dallmeyer and Phyliss Greenfield December 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    We haven’t met, but wish you both happiness and success for all your lives.

    Grandpa & Phyliss Dallmeyer

    • Reply acrushonlife December 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you so very much! I’m excited to meet you soon! 🙂
      -Srna

  • Reply Renuka December 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Congrats to both of you!! 😄😄 Both this post and the video made me cry 😢😢 but don’t worry they are happy tears.. Congrats again!!! 💕💕

    • Reply acrushonlife December 15, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thank you sooo much!! <3 <3 🙂

  • Reply Catherine December 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    That is SO lovely!! Congrats on the engagement, wishing you both the best!

    xo
    Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

    • Reply acrushonlife December 15, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thank you so much, Catherine!! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Rhonda Bonner (mom) December 15, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Wow….my dad commented. (Dylan’s grandpa) I sent them the link to your blog. It’s such a sweet and sentimental proposal. I can tell that your hearts are entwined with one anothers. Much love and excitement!

    • Reply acrushonlife December 15, 2016 at 10:39 am

      I’m loving all the love and support from the family ^_^ <3

  • Reply Claire December 16, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Aw I’m so happy for you, and that video was so cute to watch, congratulations!

    Claire ❤ | My Little Memoir

    • Reply acrushonlife December 16, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Thank you so much, Claire!! 🙂 <3

  • Reply jazmynsmith1995 December 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    omg I started crying at the end! haha <3 happy for you both!

  • Reply milenkamillie ✨❄️ December 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    This is so incredibly sweet and romantic! Such a nice twist on a proposal ☺️ Congratulations to you both! I can’t even imagine how happy you must be 💕 x

    • Reply acrushonlife December 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 We’re both over the moon happy, and can’t wait to be reunited in about 8 weeks (finally!!!) 🙂 xox
      Srna

  • Reply EmmaJade January 3, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    This is so lovely! I’m in a long distance relationship too, and people keep telling me it’ll never work but I agree distance does make the heart fight for true love ❤️
    Congratulations!

  • Reply Mia January 12, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    That was so cute!!! I am so happy for the both of you! Marriage truly is a lovely thing! Best of luck girlie.

    • Reply acrushonlife January 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Mia, you’re too sweet <3 I'm excited to update as more things start happening 🙂

  • Reply Mai January 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    OMG This is so cute!!! Is it weird that I got super excited when I saw the video? LOL Proposals and weddings have that effect on me haha. Congrats and I hope you guys can be together soon so you can celebrate!

    • Reply acrushonlife January 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Aww haha no, it’s not weird at all!! I relive it every time I watch it, I’m so happy I caught it on video! 🙂
      Thank you for the well wishes, he’s coming to visit in less than two months and we can’t wait to finally celebrate together!!
      xx
      Srna

  • Reply Kirsty February 6, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Congratulations this is so unbelievably romantic!!!!!

    http://fashionforlunch.net/2017/02/style-first-coffee/

  • Reply Jasmin N February 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! 🙂 I’m so happy for you 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

    • Reply acrushonlife February 14, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Thank you so, so much!! We’re both so happy and excited for the next step! <3

      Srna

  • Reply Ela Kaimo February 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations! I am happy for you and your fiance, and I hope the future brings more love into your lives.

    • Reply acrushonlife February 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! 🙂

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  • Reply johnnielynn August 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    That’s cute. Congratulations!!

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