lifestyle travels.

engaged at mount rushmore.

August 9, 2013

we’ve been back home for four days. and they’ve flown by. filled with unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, 100’s of emails, and settling back into our ‘routine’. as much as I loved our escape, it’s nice to be home.

and some news broke while we were away..

J & I are engaged // LLinaBC.com

it all happened on DAY ONE of our trip. we set up our campsite. and headed to mount rushmore, for the nightly lighting ceremony. the sun set. the moon came out. and the ceremony began.

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

a lady spoke, they played a 20 minute video, and everyone in attendance stood to sing the national anthem ..then the spotlights came on.

and simultaneously, [J] got down on one knee ..

I immediately began crying. the happiest cry I’ve ever cried. I was speechless. [excluding a couple “are you serious?”]. after a really long hug, kiss, & a crazy amount of tears ..

I said “yes”!!

and the family sitting next to us insisted they take our picture, to capture the moment. so generous. and sadly, such poor photography skills ..

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

it’s the thought that counts. another girl offered to take our picture later. and by later, I mean, after about 15 minutes of more tears. my eyes were so red, blotchy, & puffy ..

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

the next morning, we had breakfast burritos over the fire + iced coffee at our campsite. and we went back to mount rushmore, to re-capture the moment. 

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

and then we took off to our next destination ..

as an engaged couple!

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  • Rachel tryingforsighs August 9, 2013 at 6:19 am

    So happy for you both, Chelsea. Congratulations!! What a beautiful place to be. Sending you both hugs xx

    • #LLinaBC August 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      THANK YOU rachel!!! 🙂

  • Lisa August 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations!!!! The pictures are beautiful… even the blurry one 😉

    • #LLinaBC August 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      thank you lisa – I will soon be overloading your inbox with wedding planning questions!!! [we’re going destination-style!!] xo!!

      • Lisa August 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

        NO WAY!!! How freakin’ exciting. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask me any and all questions you have. I would love nothing more than to help another destination-wedding-bride!

  • Erika Sevigny August 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Congratulations! What a special memory!

    • #LLinaBC August 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

      thank you so much erika – xo!!

  • Crystal August 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats!! Give my “little” cousin a hug from me and I wish you both a million years of happiness!

    • #LLinaBC August 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

      I will absolutely give him a hug for you. thank you!! 🙂

  • Kirsten Goede August 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    So darling!! Many congrats!!

    • #LLinaBC August 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

      thank you kirsten!!! xo!!

  • Samantha Peterson August 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    YAY! congrats lady!!

    • #LLinaBC August 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

      thank you sam – let the wedding planning begin!

  • Kristin August 12, 2013 at 9:16 am

    congrats!!! So happy for you two!

    • #LLinaBC August 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

      thank you kristin!! xo!!

  • Meneksh August 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    This made me SO SO HAPPY! Congratulations, being married is the BEST, seriously! Happy planning 🙂 (totally loving some of your pins so far, I’m sure it will be a fabulous day!) xx

    • #LLinaBC August 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      THANK YOU!!! I can’t wait. I think our engagement will be a good chunk of time ..[J]’s sister is getting married next summer. so we want to space out the family weddings. but I’m excited to start planning & to GET MARRIED. xo!! 🙂

  • Rose August 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Somehow I missed this…oops. Congrats!!!!! So excited for you 🙂

  • Rachel Sedaker September 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I can tell how happy you are through the blurriness- congratulations!