Engagement Party SURPRISE!

It’s funny how a few weeks ago I was writing about how I couldn’t believe I was getting married and little did I know that our engagement party was being planned.

Jonathan’s friend from work and my aunt had this planned for about a month and I seriously had NO idea about it.

It started when we went to Jonathan’s friend’s house to talk about what kind of meal we wanted for our wedding since she has a catering business, shout out to Bluefields Kitchen. And apparently, after we left she texted my aunt to start planning the engagement party.

We had set up to meet again a month later, so on October 20th, to try out the food we talked about. That gave them PLENTY of time to plan. LOL

So, the morning of, while we were at church, she texted Jonathan to ask us to not dress too casual because she wanted to do like a promotional video and pictures for her business.

After church, I had to go try on my dress and my aunt met up with me at the store. She brought my grandma along and she started to tell me that the wedding tasting was postponed. I was so confused and asked my aunt, “why does she keep saying that?” And she replied she didn’t know. I really didn’t give it no mind and moved on.

On our way to Jonathan’s friend’s house, my dad called on Video-chat and asked me if we were on our way already? I told him yes. We talked for a little bit and then when he hung up Jonathan said to me, “well he’s happier than usual today.” I said, I’m not sure why. But obviously, now we know. 🙂

Once we arrived at Jonathan’s friend’s house I texted her we were there but she wasn’t replying so I called her, no answer. We got back in the car to wait. She replied that she would be right there. Once she arrived she told us to give her a few minutes to get ready because she set everything up by the pool.

We waited in the car listening to throwback music. I was on my phone and Jonathan was just chilling because his phone had died. After about 10 minutes Jonathan tells me he thinks something is up, like she is doing a surprise. I asked, “why do you think that?” He replied because she had mentioned it before but with people from work but he wasn’t sure.

We talked for a little longer and then she came out and got into her car and we followed her to the pool area where the clubhouse for her apartment complex was. She told us she was going to start recording us walking into the clubhouse for the promotion video and next thing you know we walk in and SURPRISE! 

I saw our friends and family all at the top level of the clubhouse and I was in shock. I started to walk in and then I felt overwhelmed and walked out because I started crying. 

I got myself together and walked back in again and hugged my grandma, my aunt, my little sister, and everyone else. I saw my cousins who I hadn’t seen in a few months, which was wonderful. Oh, I was overjoyed that all this was happening. Lia then came and grabbed my hand to show me all the pictures of Jonathan and me that were placed around the clubhouse. The decorations were so charming, pink, white, and gold balloons everywhere that said, “Future Mrs” and “She Said Yes!” White flower streamers hanging in the middle, my little sister placed the cups in the shape of an H, J, and three hearts on the table. Everything was just perfect.

We took pictures, we talked, played games, ate, and honestly had a marvelous time. I couldn’t stop smiling and I still couldn’t believe all of this was happening. It had been the first time being surprised like that and it made me feel so loved and grateful that we are surrounded by so many people that love and care for us.img-20191020-wa0179



This was when we first walked in.


Our precious cake


Loved the details





Photos by: XoxoSaraiPhotography

By Heidy De La Cruz

Daughter of God, Wife, Writer, Poet, Mother, and lover of life