My husband-to-be and I had been dating for almost three years when we started talking about getting married, but big trips and holidays came and went without a proposal. He made it seem like he hadn't bought a ring or even thought of buying one yet, so I wasn't suspicious when he asked me to meet him at a local art gallery.
When I arrived, he was waiting for me at the door. As we walked in, the gallery curator greeted us nonchalantly and briefly talked about the artist that was on display. My now-fiancé and I proceeded to walk around the gallery and look at the art on the walls. We then came upon this small room with a large, modern looking wooden sculpture in the middle of the room.
I glanced at the sculpture briefly and then proceeded to look at the art on the walls. As we made our way around the room, he stopped me at a corner and asked me to look across the room, pointing to the sculpture. When I looked, I realized that it said "Will U Marry Me?" I then turned around and saw my beloved on his knee.
I was in disbelief and kept asking, "Did you make that?", but my husband-to-be was already saying his proposal speech and wouldn't stop to answer my question. I cried and tried my best to memorize all the sweet words he was saying, and then I said, "Yes!" After a kiss and a hug, he put his hand behind one of the canvases and presented my with a beautiful ring that he had picked out himself. Later, he told me that he had videotaped the whole event and that the art gallery was in on it. The gallery curators came in to congratulate us and take pictures for us. I also took time to look more carefully at the sculpture. It is composed of wooden shapes spell out the message when you stand at a certain angle. No wonder he didn't want me moving from that particular corner! He had worked on it for months with one of his friends. I can't wait to put it on display at my wedding!