I met Anne and Tony at Wisconsin Point on a rather sultry Saturday in January. We’re talking 40°F: Duluth-style sultry. Despite the minimal snow totals, we still had a winter adventure involving awesome ice formations on the lake, blaze orange jackets, and a pair of visiting ore boats. Pretty north-woodsy, eh?
I asked both Anne and Tony to close their eyes and remember the day of the proposal. Here’s what they had to say:
Anne: We were up in Grand Marais for the weekend. The weather was awful but I forced Tony to go outside anyway. We went out to the lighthouse and Artist Point, and because of the wind the waves were huge! Tony decided to play daredevil and hopped in and out of them, pulling me along with him. By the end of the day we were exhausted and completely soaked. Heading back to the hotel I knew there was something on his mind and was getting kind of anxious. Suddenly he just stopped, fumbled around a bit, and then “popped the question.” Honestly I don’t know what was going through my mind, except that I couldn’t say yes fast enough. The ring he had with him didn’t fit (He said he had been carrying it around trying to plan the right moment, but that moment was too perfect – awwwwww!) so we grabbed hands and raced into town to find a “for now” ring that I could show off the rest of the weekend. I can’t remember where we found one, I think it was at a souvenir shop, but it was perfect. I still have it.
Tony: I had been carrying the ring with me for a couple weeks, and I was just trying to find the right moment. When we were walking along the beach it just felt like the right moment. I was really nervous, even though I knew I she would probably say yes. But it made me really happy to hear her say yes anyway.
Enjoy Part One of their engagement session!
Stay tuned for Part Two, coming soon!