7) Planning New Years

For the past few months Nick has told me that he wanted to plan New Year’s, like where we were going to stay and go out to dinner.  He said, “that I always do all the planning and he wanted to do it this time,” which was fine with me.  So we go down to the city on Friday night and when we get to the place he asked me to stay in the car because he didn’t want me to find out how much the room was when he checked in.  I said ”ok,” I waited outside.  When he came back outside he gave me the key to the room and gathered all of our bags.  When we got to the room I opened the door and it was beautiful.  There was a fireplace lit, and candles all over the place, and dozen roses on the counter, and rose petals all over the bed and the floor.  This was the best surprise; I was shocked and of course began to cry.  At this time I had to get ready for dinner because my parents and my sister and her boyfriend were on the way for dinner.  Nick surprised me by taking me to one of my favorite restaurants in the city Roy’s.

After dinner we went to Penns Landing to bring in the New Year by watching fireworks.  When the fireworks were done we went back to the room where Nick had a bottle of champagne delivered to the room along with strawberries.  We made a toast and hung out for a little bit and then my parents left.  Before we went to bed Nick told me that he had purchased brunch for the next morning and we had to be there by 10 because it closed at 11.  I didn’t think anything of it and went along with it.  The next morning we woke up and got ready to go to brunch but Nick’s stomach started bothering him (or so I thought.) On our way downstairs he asked for the room key just incase he had to leave in the middle of breakfast. 

So, we got downstairs and began eating breakfast and after ten minutes or so he asked to be excused.  After he left, a man came up to me and pointed to a picture I had of Nick on my bag and asked me if I was with him.  I said, “yes,” and he said then this is for you and gave me a yellow rose, my room key, and a card that said go up to the hotel room.  By this time I was so confused.  But I gathered my things and went up to the hotel room.  When I got up there it was dark and I began calling Nick’s name but he wasn’t there.  I then noticed a present on the bed and another rose that said go to the front desk, open present.  But I was confused I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to go downstairs and then open the present or if I was supposed to do it there, but I did open it.  It was a picture frame but it had a piece of cardboard over the frame so I couldn’t see what it was. 

I started doubting myself so I didn’t open the rest of it. I went downstairs and looked around for Nick.  But the guy at the front desk said you are supposed to come here.  He handed me my jacket and another yellow rose and another card that said go to our spot.  I knew where this was since Nick and I to Penns Landing ALL of the time.  So I began walking there.  On the way I decided that I was going to open the picture to see what was going on.  It was a certificate of a star that he named after me that he had framed.  At the bottom of it he wrote a little poem and ended it with Will you marry me?  Oh my gosh I didn’t think that I going to be able to make it to Penns Landing my legs were shaking so bad.  But I did make it there (tears and all) and looked for him, but it was so sunny that it was hard to see.  Until he stood up and I noticed he was wearing a tux (pink, which he never wears) and a dozen red roses.  When I got to him he got down on one knee and asked.  I was so shocked and crying so much I guess I didn’t answer him because he was like well…. and I said ”yes.”


Proposal Story By:

Angela Wagner 

Langhorne, PA


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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