How She Asked
I told Beth that I wanted to take her to this “exclusive rooftop bar”, a speak easy of sorts at the DuPont Circle Hotel. In reality, it wasn’t a bar, it was a large balcony area with a beautiful view of the city. I just had to get her to the hotel without rousing any suspicions. She was all for the views so didn’t put up much of a fight.
I had already set things up with the hotel, and booked a room so they were ready for us. On the big day I had a close friend go early to meet with the manager and get things set up in their penthouse area where I planned to propose. There was a path of rose petals and mason jars with candles leading outside. We were greeted by an amazing view, along with a bouquet of roses and a bottle of champagne to celebrate. I had one surprise left up my sleeve when we went downstairs to “get a drink” and her family was waiting to celebrate! A few bottles of champagne later, we headed to dinner to finish off the night at the same spot we had our date almost 5 years before.
I managed to pull everything off without any suspicion on her end. She was shocked to say the least…and she said yes!!