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I am the future Mrs. Traynor. I can't believe that I am engaged to my best friend and the love of my life. It still feels so surreal to both of us, but we are incredibly excited for the next chapter of our lives. We are beyond blessed to have immense support from our families and friends. Thank you for all of your congratulations! It means the world to us.

Christmas day was when he popped the question. We were cruising the Atlantic Ocean that morning and I had no idea it was coming. After a morning of watching documentaries on wives murdering their husbands (great timing, right?) we decided to exchange our Christmas cards. We had agreed that we would only exchange Christmas cards since the vacation was our present to each other. I, like the looney I am, forgot to buy a card for him. I bought a post card on the cruise ship instead. After I sheepishly gave him the post card, he played a video he made that was full of pictures throughout our relationship, a video of him and the pups, and all to our song, "Northern Wind" by City and Colour. The end said, "Here's to many more Christmas celebrations to come...always and forever." I was already in tears when the video began, and then he was on his knee with the most beautiful ring in a box, asking to marry me, and we were both in tears. 

It was the perfect moment. What I love most about it is that it was unplanned. He had no idea when he was going to pop the question, which is why he had the ring in his pocket for half of our trip. Yes, even when we swam with dolphins and played on the beach, and explored the water park at Atlantis. Not the safest idea, but hey! It's on my finger now, right?

We are still soaking it all in, but I foresee a lot of wedding planning, cake tasting, and dress shopping in the near future...



  1. How exciting! Congratulations! I have been following your blog and it looks like you two are so so happy together. I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful!

  2. Congrats! I'm so excited for you. You and Matt are adorable, and your ring is gorgeous!

  3. Tears from reading this, congratulations to you both!!

  4. Such an exciting and adorable story! Congratulations!!!

  5. How exciting!!! Congrats!!


  6. Sooo exciting!!! I'm so happy for you, Brianna

    Lots of love, Helena

  7. Congrats! What a wonderful way to begin the new year!!


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