Bling of the Week | Catherine and Jason’s Paris Proposal
Kunbi O / Thursday February 6, 2014
Woop! Our bling of the week is here and it is gorgeous! Bride to be Catherine tagged this stunning #APbling to us on Instagram (follow us – @aisleperfect Y’all!) and she was kind enough to share her Parisian Proposal Story with us. I mean what girl doesn’t dream of a Paris proposal? Enjoy!
It was a whirlwind of a September– I spent one sleepless week at New York Fashion Week and the next sleepless set finishing up the very last of my classes. I had not even called myself a graduate of insomnia for twenty-four hours before Jason whisked me away to the City of Lights for an adventure we would not soon forget… and one that I would dream about forever.
As avid travelers, day one is always our favorite. We arrive before the sun comes up and cavort into whichever direction our noses may lead us, abandoning both map and agenda. On day one in Paris, the smell of roses cajoled us into the Tuileries Garden just as the sun was setting. We walked hand in hand, slowly sipping in the sights and autumn air, not caring about anything or anyone but each other’s company. From the gardens we wandered to the River Seine’s wistful edge, found ourselves beneath the shade of the Arc du Carrousel, and peered into the glass Pyramid of the Louvre Museum’s courtyard. It was amongst the briars looking back into the Gardens where he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
The Tuileries Garden, we would later find out, roots itself in the very heart of the city, and was built almost five-hundred years ago for a Catherine by another name: Catherine de Medici. We spent the remainder of our trip drinking in the City of Lights and Love, laughing our way through the streets of Paris, and returned a slightly different pair than when we had first stepped foot on pebbled boulevard: newly engaged, and ready for life’s next adventure: marriage!
Congrats Catherine and Jason! Thanks for sharing your Love Story with us!