Sorry it took so long to get news to you. My big plan was delayed for almost two weeks, so I didn't have the great story to tell until now.
Friday night was the big event, and it was an elaborate plan:
First, I gave her a present about a week prior. It was a book, wrapped in gift wrap, and I told her that she could not open it until the next weekend when we were going to go out. Of course, she could tell it was a book, so the whole last week that was like torture for her because she?ˆ™s a big bookworm :-p
Then on Thursday (the night before) I threw her a red herring by showing her some emails from a Tiffany representative that said the ring she wanted would be $14,000. I said that we would have to bail on that one, and start looking elsewhere, which she agreed to, of course. How outrageous is that price?!
So by then she was sufficiently misled and unsuspecting, so I took her out Friday night. I showed up at 7:30 with a single Red rose, and we did a slow dance to one of our favorite songs. Then we went to dinner at the Broadmoor resort (a 5-diamond resort in the Springs), which was a lovely romantic dinner followed by a walk around the campus.
And then after that was the big event. Come 11:30 sharp I pulled up to our local Cinemark theaters that we go to often (our fist date was a movie there) and, even though the ticket booths were closed, we went inside. Of course, the last movie showing is like 10pm and there were only two people in the lobby so Becky was really confused at this point.
But all I had to do was tell the guy behind the concessions stand that I had a special arrangement with the manager and he sprang into action with popcorn and soda and as much candy as we wanted. And while we picked that out I told her I had arranged a private showing of any movie she wanted to see--she was completely baffled though and was just like ""I don't know...""
There was only one movie we were there for though, and that was The Jane Austen Book Club because it?ˆ™s a movie involving her most favorite author!
So, the manager brought us down to theater 3 and once we sat down he had the lights dimmed for the movie?ˆ¦ But first, I told her that I had a special movie just for us that they said they would show.
So they played a DVD I made that had a montage of all the favorite movies we've seen together, played to a soundtrack of several of our favorite songs, and it was interspersed with text telling a storyboard of blockbuster-movie caliber (like ""This Fall"" ""The Fate of One Man"", etc.). It ended up being a 6 minute film with 31 movies clipped in and 9 song segments! At the end it asked on the big screen ""Rebecca Jensen, Will You Marry Me?""
And she loved it, and was overwhelmed, and while she was smiling with happy tears I told her to open her present. Of course, at this point she was a little distracted, and was thinking maybe she didn?ˆ™t want a book as much as perhaps a ring! But I told her she definitely wanted to open her present, and inside was Jane Austen's Persuasion, her favorite book--then I told her to open it to the bookmark (it's a hard cover with a fancy cloth bookmark) and when she opened it to that section there was the ring, inside a hole I had cut in the pages! She said yes of course, and we got to watch a private showing of the movie after that!
She was truly overwhelmed with the whole thing, and she LOVES the ring, and she had to tell the story this weekend to everyone she knows! It was a truly memorable event, and I am very grateful for your gorgeous ring and A+ service.