I said yes

Thank you so much to everyone who shared kind words and well wishes on our recent engagement. We read each and every message, and they have really warmed our hearts. Some of them were from longtime readers, with whom I've been fortunate to share snippets of fashion and life through this blog over the years. Several of you have asked about the proposal, so I figured I'd share on here...

We recently purchased our first condo and are doing renovations before moving in, which means the weekend started off like any other these days: with a visit to our BFFs at Home Depot. We grabbed a few bags of soil and picked out some pieces for the bathroom...riveting stuff...(Nick claims he used his better judgment at this point and resisted popping the question in the plumbing aisle). Back at our place, we were getting ready to work so I started to change into my manual labor "scrubs." Nick asked if I wanted to keep my normal outfit on, which should’ve been my first clue something was up. He’s usually a strong advocate for practicality, so I’m thinking...are you nuts? I’m going to be hauling tile and shoveling cow manure!

I ignored this strange advice and proceeded to put on my dirty clothes and ratty sneakers. After just a few loaded trips up and down the stairs, I was panting like a dog and desperately needed to cool off on the roof. My tomatoes needed re-potting, so I decided to busy myself with that (yes, that is now my idea of fun...I've fast-forwarded straight to senior citizenship). proposal 1
Soon after, Nick came bounding onto the roof deck with multiple cameras swinging from his neck (should've been my second clue). I figured the boy just liked to take scenic photos, so I went on super-focused on my plants. He appeared to aimlessly wander around the roof for a while before popping up from behind me with a bunch of seed packets in his hands. "Why don't you plant these seeds?" I glanced disinterestedly and was like, cucumbers? It’s not the season yet!proposal 2He kept on awkwardly pushing them toward me saying I should plant them, which only made me more thoroughly confused, as seen above.
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It took a while for me to realize a “special” packet was wedged between the cucumber seeds… proposal 3After seeing the back of the packet, it finally started to come together. I don’t remember a word said after that except he was down on one knee, and I was vigorously nodding. And it wasn't until the ring was on that I noticed the multiple cameras from before set up like spycams.
seed packet backI met Nick while we were freshmen in college, but even then it wasn't hard for me to see his patience, creativity, and huge heart – qualities that I knew I’d be lucky to have someday in a husband and the father of my children. I'm the happiest girl to be starting the next chapter of life with my biggest supporter and best friend.
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337 comments:

  1. OMG this is SOOOOO cute and sweet! CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!

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  2. Jean! That is the cutest proposal story! I love all the action shots he was sneaky enough to catch on camera. That's such a clever way to ask for you to be his forever. I wish you both the best. You are so lucky to have each other. Congrats!

    xo Laura Saur

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  3. Congratulations Jean! I am a long time lurker but I wanted to "surface" to wish you best of luck!

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    1. Me too! This is my favorite blog, and now one of my favorite proposal stories. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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  4. Congratulations!! I'm also a long time lurker/reader. So happy for you guys! :)

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  5. that is so sweet! congratulations and best wishes!

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  6. Delurking to say congratulations!!! What a wonderful proposal. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. what a creative proposal! :) congratulations!!

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  8. thanks for sharing, congrats again!!

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  9. OMG! Congrats Jean!!! The stories of you and Nick always have me laughing. You two have the funniest humor on the fashion blog world (still remembering Petite Asian Boy). The seed packet thing is so sweet and clever of Nick! The look on your confused or "what the heck?" face when he handed you the seed packets is priceless, hahaha! So cute! Congrats again! Hope to see some tips on wedding attire for petites to come :)

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  10. Jean I'm soooo happy for you and nick. Can't wait to see how you plan your wedding.

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  11. That is such an awesome proposal! Congratulations!!!

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  12. What a sweet proposal! Hooray for college sweethearts! I met my husband when we were both 18 in college as well at a BU party (he went to BC and I went to Wellesley) and 15 years later still going strong. Wishing you a lifetime a happiness!

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  13. This is absolutely beautiful Jean! Thank you for sharing the proposal story and the biggest congratulations to you and Nick!

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  14. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU, JEAN!! Congratulations forever, that is such a sweet, thoughtful proposal and I can only dream that I'll have something like that in store for me one day.

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  15. Very creative! Congrats! What wonderful things you have to say about Nick, and how nice that you have known one another for that long and have seen eachother come into your own as you have.

    Love that facial expression...I don't believe we've seen that one in any of your previous blog photos. Ha!

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  16. Such a beautiful and creative proposal...love the secret cameras recording the proposal! Am so happy for you both - you're a beautiful couple - inside and out <3

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  17. I can't stop laughing at that second picture. So priceless! what a special engagement and congratulations, Jean! you two are seriously such a beautiful and perfect couple, and I'm so happy for you two!!! :)

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  18. Best wishes and congratulations!

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  19. Hi Jean,
    I've been reading your blog but never left any comment. I'm truly happy for you and big congrats to you both xx

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  20. Jean, I am so so happy for you! So glad you chose to share with us the details of the proposal. I've seen Nick's instagram from time to time through yours and am not surprised that he was so creative in his proposal. (:

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  21. Big congrats! You facial expression on seeing packets of seeds was priceless.
    Right before my BF (now Hubby) proposed to me on the beach, he put his paper coffee cup down. I also had a disgusted facial expression like "why are you littering?!" Now it just makes me laugh :-) Enjoy the new chapter of you life!

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  22. I'm happy for you Jean - I've thought (for years) that you two makes such a cute couple! ;-)

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  23. Such a beautiful proposal! He is such a wonderful and romantic man!

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  24. This is such a sweet proposal! Nick is so creative! You still manage to look pretty despite the working clothes. You guys are so cute! Congratulations on your engagement!

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  25. Longtime lurker as well, but wanted to wish you and Nick the best of luck as you start on this new chapter together. Looking forward to your wedding prep posts - please please don't hold out on us! lol

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  26. omg what a great story! im laughing to myself right now about how you kept thinking he was so weird while he was trying to set it all up (this seems to be a recurring theme in all my friends' engagement stories too haha). i love how your nails were nicely done for the occasion though! =P congrats to you both and congrats on the condo too!!!

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  27. Another long-time lurker coming out to wish you and Nick congratulations!!! Such a sweet, genuine proposal!

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  28. D'aww!!! Nick did such a nice job... what a great plan, only to be thrwarted by your oblivion haha! Love these photos and they're just like our pictures, except ours only had our heads, but yours have your heads cut off. That's how you know it's real.

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  29. Home Depot plumbing isle proposal would have been hilarious!! I love the confused picture. :p Big thumbs up to Nick for all the spy cams! Congrats you two! :)

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  30. Been a long time reader of your blog and youtube subscriber. So happy for you! what a sweet proposal!

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  31. Oh my gosh. I think this is one of the cutest proposals I’ve ever seen. Your reaction and recount are fantastic. Congratulations to you and Nick!

    P.S. We have similar taste in typefaces. :)

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  32. Congratulations, Jean! I admit that I'm also a long-time lurker (I remember back to the Petite Asian Boy April Fools post), but wanted to come out of the woodwork to wish you the best for the future.

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  33. YAY!!! I was lurking this weekend and lurking some more yesterday hoping for a new post, and then this!! Congratulations!!

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  34. Aww, that's so lovely! Congratulations to the two of you! And wish you a lovely new journey together.

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  35. That is so beautiful and sweet!! Congratulations and best wishes to you both on your engagement, Jean and Nick!

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  36. Aww beautiful story! Congratulations!!

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  37. Awwww so cute! Congratulations! :)

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  38. What a beautiful proposal!! Congrats to the both of you :) <3

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  39. So cute!!!! Congratulations! So happy for both of you!
    xoxo

    Le monde des petites

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  40. Congratulations! Wishing you a long, happy marriage & looking forward for stylish read about wedding planning.

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  41. Congratulations Jean! I've been following your blog for a while and really enjoy reading your blog. The proposal is so cute and I'm glad he caught the moment on camera. Love your expression in the second picture, made me laugh. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.

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  42. Seriously adorable and I love the pictures! They are amazing. Congrats!

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  43. What a sweet proposal...love these photos - so real!

    Congrats!

    Alice
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  44. Congrats, Jean! Thanks for sharing your sweet engagement story! :)

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  45. I honestly couldn't be happier for you and can I just say, how LONG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO HAPPEN? It was so obvious to everyone how perfect you two were so I guess I was starting to get impatient FOR you lol

    I love the whole "spycam" thing. He was surprisingly sly! And how adorable of him to propose in such a way. I am GUSHING with excitement for you two! :)

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  46. Congratulations!!! Such a sweet and intimate proposal :)

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  47. This is so cute! Gave me goose-bumps. Congratulations Jean and Nick!!!

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  48. Congratulation, you guys are such a cute couple.

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  49. Awwww happy tears to one of my fave bloggers! Congratulations Jean and Nick!! You deserve all the happiness!

    *Such a creative proposal btw, Nick (Good job!) haha

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  50. It's funny because I clearly remember just a few days ago wondering when you and Nick would get married because it's been a while... very sweet and creative proposal, Nick! Enjoy every moment from here to forever. Can't wait to see your future wedding posts!

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  51. I am so happy for you and Nick! I love the pictures. They are priceless. The proposal was very creative and super adorable. Thank you for sharing. I wish you two the lot of happiness.

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  52. Congrats Jean and Nick! Such a cute story!

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  53. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you two. This made my day. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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  54. Such an adorable engagement story! Congrats!!!! Oh, and I LOVE your expression in the second photo, that's priceless! :)

    xoxo,
    Andrea

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  55. That is so adorable. Congratulations!

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  56. SO SWEET!!! I am beaming from ear to ear, thank you so much for letting us share this beautiful moment with you!

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  57. Your confused face in that picture is priceless! Nonetheless this post warmed my heart and made me tear up (okay I'm lying I cried). So happy for you two, congrats!!! :) Wish you all the best

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  58. Again, congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing with us, and yay!!

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  59. SO so adorable. Your fiance is such a smart man with good taste, not only in women but rings clearly :) I wish you so much happiness Jean! Please please share wedding planning details and the big day!

    Grace

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  60. You two are absolutely adorable!! I love the "WTF?!!" expression on your face!! And Nick is too cute with his insistence on those cucumber seeds!! Congratulations Jean and Nick!!

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  61. aw, what a sweet proposal story! thanks for sharing.

    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  62. awwwwwwww congratulations again!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your engagement story, such a wonderful way to propose :)

    All the best wishes your way, you'll be a stunning bride :)

    PS: Wish I looked that good in my manual labor scrubs haha!

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  63. Big congrats! Such a cute proposal story!

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  64. I've been reading your blog for around 2 yrs, but rarely commented. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of your life with us. I do wish I could meet you because you seem like an amazing person, and no doubt you and Nick will have a very happy life together =) many many congratulations to you both! You will be such a beautiful bride! =')

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  65. That was so sweet! I am so happy for you. Congrats Jean!

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  66. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I have been reading your blog for maybe three years now, and am so happy for you both. Pics are beautiful, as always. Congratulations.

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  67. Congratulations!! This warms my heart so much and I couldn't be more happier for the both of you! The pictures are beautiful and I admit I have a few tears in my eyes! Wishing you and Nick all the best for the future :)

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  68. One of the best proposal stories ever. Kudos to Nick! Wish you two all the best.

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  69. Congrats on your union. This is absolutely adorable.

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  70. Cutest proposal and the sweetest relationship it sounds like. So happy for you and wish you a happy life together. Congratulations!!

    Mei

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  71. Wow... this is so creative! Congrats to the both of you! Wish you the best!!!

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  72. Congrats Jean! You guys are so awesome together!

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  73. So sweet. Nice ring, too.

    Will you share the process of looking for a dress? My one time trying on wedding dresses as a petite, everything was huge on me, even one marked a "0". This was back in the late '90s, though, so I hope there are more sizes available to petite brides now. I ended up talking to a seamstress for a custom dress back then (before the engagement ended).

    So I'm wishing you lots of luck! My younger sister and a friend's daughter both found their dresses over last weekend with ease and I hope your search will go just as smoothly.

    Congrats again!

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  74. Such a cute proposal! I'm so happy for you guys!! <3

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  75. OMG congratulations this is SOOO ADORABLE! I love how sneaky he was, and you TOTALLY DIDN'T expect it. Aahhahahah those are the best ones!

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  76. How extremely cute with the different cameras!! :D Congrats! :D

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  77. Hi Jean, I have been reading your blog for such a long time (you're my favorite blogger), but never commented. On this occasion however I 'd like to wish you all the best for a long and happy life together! Big congrats from The Netherlands!

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  78. this is the sweetest proposal! congratulations!!

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  79. Your "WTF" face is just too adorable. Congratulations! I hope to see lots of wedding planning posts!

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  80. Oh my god awww this is so adorable! CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH. You two are the cutest :D

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  81. OMG I'm crying..... This is just so touching and wonderful. I've been reading your blog for a long time but never commented. Congrats! I've always loved how you truthfully present everything, and I believed a girl like you deserved the best!

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  82. congratulation, even though I just read you blog, I love your style, but don't forget to tell your love ones the good news, my daughter never told me when she was engage or went to registered, only told me the wedding date, I wish you the best.

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  83. Beautiful!! Best wishes to both of you, not just on your wedding day, but to your future life together <3

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  84. This is by far the most adorable proposal I've ever seen.The look on your face is priceless hahaha. It would've been a shame if that moment hadn't been captured :'D Anyway, congratulations! You guys look great together (:

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  85. Unexpected and intimate proposals are the best kind! What a perfect, perfect proposal. Bravo Nick!!!! Congratulations to the two of you and I absolutely cannot wait to see your wedding story come together! (And hurry and finish those renovations so Ben and I can sneak over to Boston and celebrate in person!) GIANT HUGS!!!!!

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  86. Aw, this is such a cute way to propose! Congrats to you both, I can't wait to hear about all of the wedding planning :)

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  87. So sweet, Jean!! Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you!!

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  88. when we moved into our new house, we practically lived at home depot. that would have been a funny proposal but i'm glad he waited. this is such a cute story, and will be a beautiful memory (captured with creativity) for you both. congratulations!!! xo

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  89. Soooo cute! Congratulations!
    I love engagements, my sister recently got engaged too!
    xx

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  90. Congratulations Jean and Nick! I'm so happy for you both and excited to see the next part of your lives together

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  91. ...And I'm crying. That is SO CUTE!!! Congratulations!

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  92. Another long time lurker, but I just had to offer you my biggest congratulations!!! You make the most beautiful couple. All the best in this new, exciting adventure!

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  93. CONGRATS!!!! :)

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  94. Another long time lurker here. That is such a cute proposal and you guys have it photographed. Your expression on that confused pic made me laugh out loud. Congratulations on starting a new chapter of your life. You two make an adorable couple. Nick should guest post on his side of the story? It'd be a great read. Congrats again!!

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  95. This brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you both!

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  96. Congrats! I've been following your blog for a few years now and it's great to see PAB pop the question :) Wishing you guys the best!

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  97. congrats! That is the sweetest and cutest proposal. The picture of you confused is priceless.

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  98. :D I'm so happy for you both! I was about to ask if you re-created the event but then realized what Nick did setting up all the cameras :P haha I love that you didn't really "get" what was going on ;) Congratulations again!

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  99. Congrats! So happy for the both of you! I love the expression on your face in the second photo like "what? Are you crazy?" I assume its during the cucumber bit. =D

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  100. That is so creative!!! Props to him. And I really like even though you are so good with fashion that your proposal was when you were in your grubbies -- it's down to earth and I love that you were thrown off because it was the wrong time to plant cucumbers. Love it! Congrats!!

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  101. I've also been a long-time lurker and have only commented once or twice. Congratulations to both you and Nick. So happy for the two of you. =D

    -Wentz-

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  102. I've been a lazy reader (i.e. haven't commented in the past...sorry ><) but I love your blog and just wanted to say congratulations! Thanks for sharing your photos of what has to be the cutest proposal ever and best wishes for you both!

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  103. Congratulations Jean!!!! That is such a cute proposal! Love your face at the request of planting cucumbers :)

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  104. Oh that's beautiful! I love proposals and to have it all captured on camera is priceless! Wishing you both the very best for the future, you make a beautiful couple! I highly recommend marriage, it's not every day you meet your soul mate and best friend!

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  105. Congratulations to you and Nick!!! There are no words that capture what a wonderful time this is in your life--Wishing you both an eternity of happiness!

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  106. Congratulations! What a sweet and creative way for him to propose. I just cried reading it.

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  107. I'm also a long-time lurker! I read your blog way before Petite Asian Boy surfaced! Like other of your readers I was LONGING for this to happen. I'm elated that this finally happened! PAB did wonders with the seeds, for sure. His proposal tops my 'most creative and well captured proposals' list. I wish you both happiness, wealth, health and much more! Congratulations!

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  108. Congratulations to you both and such a cute and sweet thought of how Nick prepared everything and the fact that it was all captured was even more priceless. I wish you both lifetime of happiness.

    xo
    Sam
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  109. Congratulations! I love the look on your face in the second picture. Very sweet and an original proposal.

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  111. Congratulations Jean and Nick! You're such a beautiful couple and individuals and thank you so much for sharing with your readers and avid fans!

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  112. Been reading your wonderful blog, but haven't commented. But wanted to take this opportunity to wish the two of you a big congrats!

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  113. I love this!! congrats to both of you -- this is such an exciting time! :)

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  114. beautiful story for a beautiful couple

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  115. Congratulations! What a clever way of proposing, and beautiful pictures captured as well. I'm a huge fan of your blog, and love all your classy and creative outfit combinations, and as a former Boston resident, it's been fun to see landmarks I'm familiar with. Best of luck to you both!

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  116. congratulations! you fixed your hair for the last picture!

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  117. Super creative proposal! I just got engaged myself so I can feel the elation, haha. Best wishes to you both!

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  118. Congratulations! What a beautiful and thoughtful proposal :)

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  119. Coming out from my lurker corner to say congratulations! The engagement story with the candid pictures was amazing and made me laugh. You are by far my favorite blogger and I wish you the most beautiful life together!

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  120. Congratulations! Being married is the best! I love your blog and do not comment often, but this deserves one! xxx from a non-petite reader

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  121. Thank you for sharing this story. It's amazing how even when couples are together for a "long time", the proposal is still exciting, nerve-wracking and full of emotion. My husband and I were together for slightly over 3 years when he proposed (we just celebrated anniversary 11). Even though I knew we'd get married, that day was still special and he admits that he was nervous.

    I've always been a huge fan of your blog and consider you a friend I've yet to meet. Enjoy this wonderful time. I will warn you not to go Pinterest crazy (so glad that wasn't invented when I was planning my wedding)

    Have you gotten used to calling him the "fiancé" yet? Oddly enough, in a while, your finger will feel so weird WITHOUT the ring.

    Congratulations again. I hope you continue to share bits about the planning, etc.

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  122. I've been reading your blog for more than 2 years and have never left any comments here. Congratulations to both of you, Jean! I saw the photo on your Instagram the other day and that put a smile on my face. So happy for you :)

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  123. Congratulations! Such a sweet story and great idea!

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  124. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thank you for sharing your story :)

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  125. Congratulations! I too met my husband freshman year of college and after 7+ years of dating, we've been married now for another 7 happy years. Kudos to Nick for planning such a sweet and private proposal and even better, capturing all the candid moments. You two are already amazing partners (as evident by this blog) and will undoubtedly continue to enjoy a wonderful life together!

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  126. omg congratulations it's such a lovely story. I am a huge fan of yours and have been reading your blog for 2 years but never left a message. Wish you and Nick be happy forever. Can't wait to see the wedding~~

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  127. Congrats Jean! Thank you for sharing your proposal with us! Very sweet and cute! Can't wait to see all the details and planning!

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  128. Beautiful story! I wish you guys a long and happy life together.

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  129. Congratulations! I'm happy for you both. I pray blessing for you and your fiancé! You've been a blessing in my life especially fashion-wise and helped me build my confidence so... thanks a lot for that. :) I'm sure you will make each other happy! Make sure you never lose the magic... whatever it is that make you both click. Laugh everyday and have adventures together :)

    Félicitations pour votre engagement!

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  130. So cute and creative! Congratulations to you both!!

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  131. Congratulations! That was incredibly beautiful and sweet. Best of luck with everything!!!

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  132. Congratulations--both on the engagement and your first condo!! I think it's so cute that he asked if you wanted to keep your normal outfit on. You guys will be such a gorgeous couple going down the aisle!

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  133. That is really sweet, congrats.

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  134. That is a awesome! Congrats to both of you!!

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  135. Congratulations!!

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  136. I loved the seed packet with the ring! How creative!

    I wish both of the you the best in starting your new lives together.

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  137. BEST, SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS!!! MAY YOU HAPPY FOREVER!!!

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  138. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and wish you both a lifetime of happiness! :)

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  139. Congrats!!! What a beautiful story! I LOVE your expression upon seeing the cucumber seed :)

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  140. Congratulations Jean, I am super excited for you on your new journey! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and good luck with everything! Hope he helps you with planting those seeds ^_^

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  141. I am a loyal follower of your blog, though I've never left comments before. However, I couldn't NOT pop out to say a huge congratulations to you and Nick! I absolutely love his proposal. So creative. And your face of confusion is priceless. You two are adorable, and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. You'll be a stunning bride for sure, Jean.

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  142. Jean, I've been reading you since I moved to NY from the Midwest almost 3 years ago! I loved your blog so much, I even back-trekked and read all your old posts as well! I also met you 1x at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles a year ago in NY!

    This is so sweet and adorable--congratulations! I'm so excited for both of you! Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Long time reader/fan, just had to de-lurk and say CONGRATULATIONS both to the engagement and condo! Such a creative and amazing proposal! Best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness!!

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  144. Jean, thanks for sharing your romantic engagement story with us. I love how Nick was able to catch you off guard, while you were focused on home renovations and planting. It was touching how he was able to capture your candid expressions on camera - love the look of disgust when you saw the cucumber seeds! Did he place the cameras on timers so that he could enjoy the moment too? If so, I'm impressed with how well he timed it!

    I was introduced to fashion blogs when Jen "FrmHeadtoToe" wrote on her blog that you were one of her favourite petite fashion blogs. At that time, I didn't really know what that meant, but I'm glad I checked out your website. I've been following your blog for the past four years and this is probably my favourite blog entry you've shared.

    I'm glad Nick and you found each other and I wish both of you the best in this next chapter of your lives.

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  145. Congratulations and what a creative proposal by Nick. I love the photo of you when he suggested you plant the cucumbers. Ha! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

    Di
    clickclackdiaries.com

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  146. Congratulations to you and Nick! First, congratulations on your recent engagement, but also on being a homeowner! You both are very inspiring individuals. I have been following your blog for years and was fortunate enough to meet you at a recent Ann Taylor event in the Prudential. I wish you both the best of luck on your new adventure.

    I hope you keep us in the loop with your wedding planning. I have to mention that your face face is hilarious in the second photo.

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  147. Jean, congratulations again to both you and Nick! What an exciting time for you as both new homeowners and now as you plan your wedding! I know many people say they "feel" married to their partners, but I will never forget how excited and thrilled and emotional I felt when I saw my now husband down on bended knee. Nor the look on his face as I walked down the aisle towards him during our wedding. You and Nick have been through many milestones and there are many waiting for you still. I love the "Grow Old With Me" theme, my husband said the same: Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. He was right and I hope you and Nick have only nothing but best moments ahead. Best Wishes for a very prosperous future!

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  148. Congratulations Jean, to you and Nick! What a heartwarming, unique and intimate proposal. I absolutely love it. You two are adorable. Wishing you the best in wedding planning :) And many more years of happiness, health and laughter ahead to the both of you. I hope you'll share with us your journey of wedding planning and this new chapter ahead for you.

    I can only hope I can find a sweet man of mine one day =) This girl is growing old by herself :P

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  149. Very thoughtful. Congratulations Jean and Nick!

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  150. Jean, I've been a long time reader, and have even gotten my friends into reading your wonderful blog. Although this is my first time commenting, I feel like I've gotten to "know" you and Nick throughout the years - so reading this blog post was like hearing a old friend has gotten engaged! Congratulations and I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness together.

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  151. How lovely! - Congratulations to you both!

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  152. Another long time reader who has never commented, popping in to say that this post and the story of you and Nick make me genuinely happy. I don't think I've ever been this excited for the engagement of two people I've never met! Congratulations to you both, for finding such wonderful partners to go through life together, and best of luck with both the wedding and beyond!

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  153. Dear Jean,
    I've followed your cute little blog for a while and love it, and cannot be happier for your engagement. This is such an adorable proposal and I'm glad you got it all on camera! "Harvest Forever" is so sweet, may you two grow old happily together.

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  154. Congratulations to both of you!!! You always seemed like such a great couple - thank you for sharing this next big step with all of us, your loyal readers! Nick really did an incredible job capturing the moment with his spy-cam setup. Looking forward to watching the wedding planning!

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  155. congrats jean! so happy for you guys :)

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  156. So so happy for you! I've been a long time reader and I love you!
    The pictures are awesome! And the one of your face when you're looking at the seed packets is hilarious!
    This is the cutest proposal! I wish you both all the best and all the happiness in the world!

    -Uyen

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  157. Congratulations to you both!! ^_^

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  158. Congratulations! This is one of the cutest and most creative proposal stories I ever heard. I haven't left a comment in ages but have been reading your blog. If growing plants/veggies make you feel like a senior citizen. Look at my backyard, I am a "true" senior citizen..haha. Congrats again, Jeans.

    Nelah

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  159. So adorable!! <333 Congrats!!! :))))))

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  160. Congrats Jean! Nick did such a good job with the proposal! Simply too cute! Loved that he was able to get photos of the whole thing as well :) Cant wait to see how you style your wedding! Congrats again!

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  161. Best wishes to the two of you!

    http://www.sheezpetite.com/

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  162. Thank you for sharing this with us! My tears were in my eyes when I saw "Let's grow old together". It is very touching! Congratulations to you two again!

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  163. What a cute proposal. Nick seems like a great catch. :) Congratulations Jean!!

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  164. This is so funny and sweet! You two deserve each other, Jean! Congratulations .:)

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  165. So cute jean! Congratulations !!

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  166. Congratulations! so happy for the both of you!

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  167. Congratulations, Jean, from another long-time reader!! I have never commented before but really appreciate your blog. Many blessings to you and Nick as you start this new chapter!

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  168. congratulations from a person who never leaves comments!! I have learned a lot of fashion tips from you and appreciate your hard work!!!

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  169. CONGRATS!!!! I am SOOOOO happy for you, Jean!! I canNOT wait for your updates on wedding planning! :)

    Jenny
    ww.chibistk.com

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  170. Congratulations! You two are so lucky to have each other. =)

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  171. Congratulations, Jean! This is the best news I read all week! I'm so happy for you and Nick and I look forward to reading about your wedding plans. Cute new blog layout, by the way!

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  172. Amazing!! Congratulations Jane

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  173. Congrats! - would love see up close pictures of your ring!

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  174. OMG, congratulations! This is the cutest post ever. What sneaky idea! I love it.

    Seriously, congrats. You two seem super happy together.

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  175. Hi Jean I've been reading your blog religiously but never made any comments. Big congratulations and wish you all the best! Can't wait to read your wedding dress post:) 恭喜恭喜!

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  176. Aww... how sweet!! Congratulations!!

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  177. I'm so happy for the two of you! Congratulations!!

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  178. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the sweet engagement story with us. Can't wait to see more wedding planning posts!

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  179. Congratulations!!! Wishing you all the best and can't wait to see your wedding related posts!

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  180. Recent reader here. Best wishes to you both! What a creative and sweet way to propose.

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  181. Your "why would I do that" face is PRICELESS. What a thoughtful way to propose!!!! You two are such a beautiful couple! Best wishes to you!

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  182. Congratulations Jean and Nick!!! I am a long time reader of yours. I just want you to know that I'm super happy for you both!! You guys make such a lovely couple. May God Blesses you both with many many wonderful loving years together!!!

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  183. Congratulations, Jean and Nick! I was wondering if you were engaged as I saw Kelly mention something on IG a couple of days ago. However, I didn't see you post anything on IG at that time so I assumed I must have misread the comment. I'm a long time reader of yours. I'm so happy for you both and wish you both the best.

    Nick's proposal was so clever! ^_^

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  184. congrats, jean!! that's amazing. :) so happy for you both!

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  185. A big congratulations to you! Can't wait to see the wedding fashion related posts.

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  186. Another long-time lurker here, who also remembers Petite Asian Boy fondly :) So happy for you both! What a sweet and clever proposal. Congratulations!

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  187. Congratulations, Jean and Nick!!! I'm so happy for you guys!
    What a creative and sweet way to propose. It's great that he was able to surprise you, and capture so much of it on film.
    My sister and I are both longtime readers and fans of your blog, and we're both super excited for you!
    Thank you for sharing your cute story with us!

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  188. congratulations!! so happy for you! and what an awesome journey you both have ahead!

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  189. Congratulations Jean and Nick!! I wish you two all the best as you guys embark on a new chapter in your lives together :-) Thank you for sharing your intimate moment with us!

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  190. I'm also a longtime reader/lurker who is coming out of hiding to say congratulations! This is one of my favorite blogs and I'm very happy for you and Nick. I also hope you share your wedding planning experience. =)

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  191. Just wanted to delurk and say congrats to you both! Love the proposal and how Nick captured your reaction! ~Mellee

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  192. Congratulations! You two are so beautiful together!

    An

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  193. this is such a sweet proposal....love it .. its so creativity, thoughtful, intimate and sweet! Although i dont know you i wish you nothing but happiness, joy, and prosperity in your union! God Bless

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