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Saturday, November 01, 2008

We're Engaged!

Alex and I are thrilled to announce that we are ENGAGED! Alex was a total genius and planned a surprise sail yesterday afternoon. He asked me to marry him as we sailed down the Hudson River, along the Manhattan skyline. After I said yes (of course!!!), he brought out a bottle of Champagne. The sun was shining and the boat was flying along. It was such a magical and giddy two hours! Afterwards, we went to an amazing Austrian restaurant, where we enjoyed a delicious meal and couldn't stop staring at the ring (the waitress liked it, too). We are now obsessed with calling each other "fiance."

We're so excited and wanted to share it all with you.

Yippee!

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Franco said...

awwwww, congrats!!
am I the first to commet?!
congratulations,
can't wait for the wedding pos!
omg.

Miss Kolleen said...

congrats!!! a halloween engagement! how fun :)

Kelsey said...

Congratulations Joanna! Your pictures are great--you two are so lovely together!

DUSKIN said...

congratulations!!!!!
how wonderful!

Alicia said...

Horray! Congratulations! You're such a gorgeous New York journalist couple.

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh my goodness, Joanna!! How crazy exciting and incredibly romantic -- sailing and champagne -- sounds like a perfect, perfect afternoon. Congratulations! So happy for you both!

xo

Linda Sue said...

YAHOO! So cool! Engaged is such an old fashioned idea! Engaged sounds awesome! Marriage, not so much..Good luck and love! Stay in love forever...

Shelby said...

Congrats! What an exciting and beautiful engagement! All the best!

K. Sundari said...

That sounds beautiful. Very romantic. Congratulations to the two of you, you look very happy!

Snotty McSnotterson said...

Wonderful pictures, so happy for you.

Kathryn said...

Oh I love love! Congratulations to both of you!

aoide said...

Congratulations, Joanna and Alex! What an incredibly romantic way to ask you to marry him! Enjoy your days as fiances! I'm gonna have a glass of champagne to toast on you both.

jenny gordy said...

that's insanely romantic! congratulations!!! i'm so happy for you.

Famapa said...

congrats you two! when we were engaged I called my husband my beyonce, I couldn't quite bring my self to say fiance... enjoy the ride!

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

congrats!!

miss milki said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope you live happily ever after! :)

jomama said...

congratulations! you two seem like such a wonderful couple. you deserve all the happiness in the world! have fun!

Liz said...

I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations. You look like a wonderful couple. Also, the pictures were beautiful!

christine said...

CONGRATS

Jeannie said...

Congrats congrats! And, can't wait to see posts/photos of wedding plans and the actual shindig ;)

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Oh my! Congratulations! I'm so very very pleased for you! And utterly jealous of your proposal, if I was at all smooth and sophisticated that's the proposal I'd have planned for my sailor boy. As it was, I asked him while we were sitting on our bedroom floor. Oh well, he didn't seem to mind but I think sailing along the Hudson would have seriously done it for him!

Emily said...

Congrats!!!!

DeeDee said...

I can already imagine how cool your wedding will be. Congrats!

Now, about that cool French sailor....

jenny_leigh said...

congratulations!

Somewhere In Between said...

Congratulations

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

whoo hoo! thats great congrats! i wish u well.! keep your head up! that was so cute and sweet!

J Jordan said...

congratulations and best wishes! yay!

leaca said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Emily said...

Joanna, i am SO SO happy for you! congratulations. i seriously teared up when i read this. all my love to both of you!

Liz T.D. said...

So great, Joanna! What a happy and beautiful time for you both!

Sarah said...

Joanna that is well cool! Congrats congrats congrats!!!

{black, alligator} said...

Congratulations! What a great way to engaged-- on a beautiful sail on the Hudson! The pictures are amazing!

The Fab Miss B said...

Hooray for you two! You definitely seem MFEO (made for each other)

Cheers!

Becky

Courtney said...

What a perfect story and I am SO SO happy for you!!! CONGRATS to the both of you.

Anne said...

Congrats to you and your fiance (it does sound great, doesn't it?)!

nicole said...

Delurking to say congratulations!!!

A long, happy and healthy marriage to both of you!

The Socialite said...

This is the most romantic thing I've heard in a long time! Congratulations! I'm so very excited and happy for the two of you! That's just fabulous.

bri said...

congrats, that's fantastic!

Erica Lee said...

Congratulations from Italy! I wish you all the best!
Erica Lee

lamandahugnkiss said...

What an amazing photo! Congrats!

Helen Z said...

Congratulations Joanna! I am so happy for you!

Loris said...

OH MY GOSH, CONGRATULATIONS! :D :D

trupeach said...

a happy *cheers* to you and alex!

Emily said...

How wonderful for you both! Congrats!!

Joanna said...

I KNEW all this wedding talk on your Smitten blog was not in vain! You and Alex seem very, very happy and that's fabulous. Congratulations!

UNIFORM Studio said...

How magical:)
Congratulations!

melissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
i am so happy for you!!!

far out brussel sprout said...

tra-la! that's wonderfully exciting. alex scores top points in proposal effort!

Samantha said...

congrats Joanna, that's fabulous...I knew it was going to happen soon.....the moving in happens and then voila!

Crochet by Momma J said...

Congratulations!!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

Saphron said...

Congratulations, Jo. :) The pic of the skyline with the moon in center is to die for. But um...where can we see the ring??

Dorkys Ramos said...

Congratulations!! How romantic!!

cassaundra said...

harrayy! so cool - congratulations.
i love your photo album on flickr, very sweet.

awww, i'm so happy for you two!

Kelly Anne said...

Congrats! What a clever boy you're FIANCE is!

naomi megan. said...

congrats! so exciting! yay marriage!

abby said...

congratulations! your matchy glasses make this photo my favorite. so cute. best to you two fiancés!

mommythe said...

JO!!! i knew from the first post when you said he was moving in you guys were headed to the altar! congrats dear girl! i am excited to how unique and fab your next posts are going to be coz it might be about weddings!!!!

jordan said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!!!!


hooray!!!!

Wind and Windows said...

Congrats!! :-)

Ariana said...

delurking to say many many congratulations to you!

Helen said...

congratulations!!

Mowielicious said...

Oh wow! What a lovely surprise! Congratulations! Love, butterflies and a big bouquet of Mowieliciousness! xxx

jenay said...

how sweeeet! congrats darling!

AnastasiaC said...

How wonderful!!!! congratulations to you both...exciting times ahead!

i.d. said...

CONGRATS to you both! :)

kelly said...

Joanna! I screamed when I first read this! Congratulations!!!

Ausrine said...

congratulations!
I love that the both of you are wearing glasses in this <3

-A

chelsea said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you, Joanna!!!

Every Little Counts said...

Congratulations!!!
xoxo

Texan Couture said...

Congrats!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Fabulous! I raise my glass to a Cup of Jo! :-)

Anabela said...

So sweet! Congrats!

Lucys Place said...

Yipee alright! Congratulations to the cutest couple in blogworld!

May the rest of your lives together be as happy and jolie as they are now.

Holly said...

OMG!!! Congrats Joanna!!!!!! Now we readers can look forward to hearing about stylish wedding details, I hope? :)

Patti said...

CONGRATULATION!
what a beautiful couple!

cake. said...

oh how wonderful!

Sharp Lily said...

Is it weird that I gasped when I saw this post because I feel like I know you? Congratulations and Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness and fun!

monica burnett said...

awwwwwwww CONGRATULATIONS!!

Leigh said...

YEAH!! Congrats. How wonderful, best wishes to you both:) This photo is just perfect capture of the happiness:))

Every Picture Tells a Story said...

congrats! im so excited for you!

kate said...

I'm all goosebumped! You look so happy, he looks so happy. Here's to the most darling couple in the world!

coco+kelley said...

omg!!! what a perfect story and setting. a million congrats to the both of you!! :)

Laurel said...

Congrats!!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to here all about the wedding plans.

Caitlin said...

what an amazing way to propose! the photos look beautiful congratulations!!

Allison said...

Oh wow! I'm so happy for you two! Congratulations to Alex!

I teared up just a little when I read this.

I'm sure it's going to be a super attractive wedding.

leslie said...

a huge congrats. to the two of you. whoohoo!

Desiree Fawn said...

awe yay ^_^ I wish you many years of love!

mama said...

Alex and Joanna,

This is the happiest of announcements.

Love, Mom (Mom-in-law)

Anonymous said...

you are a breath of fresh air.

peppermint said...

your fiance has the same name as mine ;) good luck for both of you :)

erika @ urban grace said...

HIP HIP HOORAY!! Congratulations!!!

hayleyfiona said...

I don't usually check your blog over the weekend, but I'm so glad I did today. Congratulations!!!

jmg said...

Ditto. Yippee.

Jennifer said...

What happy exciting news!!!

Your pics look like an ad for love and romance in NYC... too cute!

Congratulations!

Kishori said...

congrats! I'm really happy and excited for you!

sd said...

congratulations!! that is so adorable.

B Dunlap said...

I'm so thrilled for you, Joanna! Congratulations, and I hope your union will just be totally blessed!

April said...

congratulations!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness!!! thank you so much!! :)

"hi, i'm ginny branch and i love love." said...

oh yay oh yay oh yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm so so happy for you...i thought this might have been just around the corner. this is one of the best feelings in the world. enjoy every moment. congratulations darling!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

suzanjill said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful, sweet way to celebrate it all :)

Natalie and Paisley said...

awwwwwwwww such an adorable couple!! congrats joanna! i wish nothing but happiness for you two!!

beccajanie said...

Amazing amazing amazing! A HUGE congratulations and all the very best of wishes to you both! How wonderful! Engagements are SOOOO Exciting! Such great photos too!

Piper said...

YAY! loooonnng time lurker here...delurking to tell you both how fantastic this new journey for the both of you will be....there is just something about being married that makes you feel so complete. i love every second of it... and i know you will too! enjoy the ride! amazing.....

MelancholySmile said...

So happy for you! Looks like you had an adventurous weekend after all! :)

Belle said...

How lovely!! Congratulations!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! You look SO happy and what a beautiful engagement! I want a close-up of the ring....

automatism said...

Congratulations to you both!!!

Lori

eliser1028 said...

this is perfect! i'm so happy for you!

emily said...

Congratulations!!

sin said...

Congratulations, Alex and Jo! That's terrific news(:

Courtney said...

Congratulations Joanna and Alex!! It sounds like it was truly a magical evening. The photos are beautiful and you look so happy!

alicia541 said...

congratulations!! what a wonderful engagement-- and what a great time to celebrate a "new" beginning. cheers to you both.

corine @ hidden in france said...

Well this is just a beautiful news! Congratulations to the two of you.

Samosas for One said...

Congratulations!

soon lee said...

you totally deserve such a perfect proposal. and now on to the big party!!

Sam said...

Maze Tov!

You two look so happy.

I am very excited to see what you will come up with for the shindig.

Stephanie said...

yay!

i am heart-glad for you both - i hope it's only the first of many, many happy days.

Kate said...

Yippee!!!! Congratulations - that is superbly wonderful news!!

Can't wait to see your wedding plans, too!

~abi~ said...

congrats!!! :)

Maki said...

I'm 12 hours late to say "Congratulations!!!"

Oh My God, Joanna - what a wonderful news!!! And how romantic and perfect is this proposal??

I'm soooooo happy for you both:D

This is just wonderful!!! YAY!!!

kati said...

congrats! how wonderful! and what a great picture to remember it by... best wishes!

notebook doodles said...

congratulations!!!!
what a sweet proposal =)

love,sb

Kami said...

Congrats Joanna! I loved looking at all the pics, what a special night!

Liz said...

beautiful....

Benita said...

Grattis, Joanna och Alex!

melly said...

I got hair-stands while reading!!!! The sweetest most loveliest ever, CONGRATULATIONS Jo and your fiance, Alex! So happy for you both :}

Sharon said...

Congratulations Jo &thumbs up to Alex, well done!!Best Wishes

Sara Bradshaw said...

CONGRATS JO - That is awesome! Well done Alex!

Alya said...

Congratulations! You deserve all the best Jo :)

koala said...

Congratulations,
it's great to see such positive life developments following someone's blog

Bob London said...

Hello Joanna, congratulations on your engagement!

cindy : quaint said...

oh, so romantic ... congratulations jo & alex! i love your matching glasses - so cute.

Johnny said...

that's the best news I've heard in a long time! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! emma

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! congratulations! That's fantastic news and I'm so happy for you to. It's so funny to think that I'm giddy and smiley and I don't even know you two. :)

Anonymous said...

Oops! I meant to write "I'm so happy for you two".

jo said...

wow!!!!!

muchas felicidades!!!

tight hugs of happiness for both of you n_n

arykko said...

congratulations!! ^^

u guys luk really good together

margaret said...

Congratulations!!

The Sassy Kathy said...

oh my goodness!!! that is such exciting news! congratulations to you both. and those are just some of the sweetest photos - what a fabulous romantic proposal!

thoughtful day said...

So happy for you! The following months will fly by, I have no doubt you will love and cherish every moment! Congratulations!

Karoline said...

Congratulations!!:) You look adorable together:) I actually started crying when I read this, and I don't even know you. It's just so beautiful..

b1brittany said...

AWW! Congratulations! Hope you have a wonderful life.

Shannon said...

Congratulations!

I hope you have beautiful children together.

paula said...

woo-hoo! congratulations!

Joyce said...

What a perfect beginning!!! Congratulations to you both and many golden memories ahead.

Luisa said...

Congratulations! What an adorable proposal. Can't wait to hear about your wedding planning! (I'm supposed to be planning my own wedding right now...:))

littlebyRD said...

Best wishes to you both! Congratulations on the great news!

lil songbird mama said...

Wow congrats to you both!!
What an exciting Halloween night!!

Dennise said...

Oh my god! Joanna, a million congratulations, how exciting! You two are so adorable!

natalie blair said...

congratulations, you two! the ring is beautiful!! the photos are also great. i wish you both the very, very best and a lifetime of happiness together!

kater said...

Congratulations!!!!!

<3 :D

Breathing Beside Us said...

Ohhhh! Beautiful....

With a Flourish said...

Hooray - CONGRATS!!!

Alicia said...

Congratulations!! I was just reading Vows in the NY Times & something made me click over here to this very happy announcement!

Alexis said...

Congratulations!! Marriage is fabulous!!

ms. lee of the lemon drops said...

this is a happy announcement! i wish you many many more joyous occasions to celebrate

Kimberly Monaco said...

oh.. how great is that! how romantic! everything you wish for yourselves, I wish for you as well.

congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Aawww, this is great! Congratulations!!!! :)

Angelia said...

congrats!!!! I'm going to married on december 5th so... I'm like you right now haha

mckenzie said...

congrats!

east side bride said...

Congrats lady! I'm selfishly excited that your blog might get a little wedding-y....

www.sammyrose.blogg.se said...

ÅÅÅÅ what a lovely post. Great, Grattis , as we say in sweden. (congrats)

mette/ungt blod said...

oh my! just to add to the 166 others: congratulations! i actually miss being a fiance! but being a wife is pretty great too!

kate said...

CONGRATS! you two look beautiful and happy. kate

juci said...

that's sooo romantic.just in a fairy tale.

Kirsten said...

Congratulations! What a happy, magical day. Such a sweet engagement story too to boot.

breathe said...

Congratulations! You are so tiny and pretty and you two make such a cute couple. Like many, I love your blog and am adding it to my links page! Congratulations again on such a huge and special event in your life! xo

tawnya said...

Congrats!!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How romantic!

{michelle} said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations!! How romantic, I love the sailboat ride proposal on Halloween. Absolutely lovely - again, many congrats!!!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

You 2 are my Monday morning FEATURE! so, so, so lovely...come over and see!

Hijiri said...

Congratulations!!!!

what a happy day!!!!

annkent said...

I am a new lurker on your blog but I just had to comment. This photograph (along with the caption) is so lovely! I worked in Lower Manhattan for many years and I recognize the location. Many congratulations! This is a special time. Enjoy.

Jennifer said...

As the 177th commenter, let me extend my deepest congratulations to you!

Krissy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You make a beautiful couple.

lynne said...

congratulations!!!!! what a lovely couple you are!!!!

Lori Pickert said...

! ! ! congratulations ! ! !

Pip said...

Congratulations!
Wheeee!

Pretty Little World said...

Congratulations!! I'm so terribly excited for you both! (You'll have to post pics of your ring!)

melissa davis said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you guys! He's a lucky guy!

xxMelissa

Jillian said...

OH MY GOD!!!! CONGRATULATIONS
that is so wonderful! Sounds absolutely amazing I'm so happy for you!

p.s. you look AMAZING together in this photo! <3

congratulations again! xoxo

SHILL said...

aaaw, congratulations joanna!!!!what a lovely news, iam super happy for you both!!!

clareassiral said...

congrats! cant wait to hear about the wedding plans!

sara said...

wow congratulations!! <33 i wish you and your fiance (heh) all the best!

Britt said...

Congrats!! What a great picture!

heidi said...

Congrats!!!! What a great way to get engaged!

Jen said...

Congratulations! Lovely picture!

Robin said...

Congrats to you!

jon said...

congratulations! you guys look adorable

Lee said...

Congratulations!

rr said...

congratulations!! your photos are beautiful. thanks for sharing your news!

blue moss said...

congrats...enjoy saying fiance....

sarah said...

congratulations!!! how wonderful and exciting for you both :) i hope i can make a post like this sometime soon. now go enjoy each other!! :o)

laia. said...

congratulations!
it all sounds so lovely.

dana said...

So happy for you!! Much, much happiness to you both!

Andi said...

Awh... your photos are super cute! COnGRats!! you guys will be SOo sOo happy and hopefully we can all watch you wedding plans unfold here... yay!!

Annabelle said...

congratulations!! that sounds so perfect! champagne and manhattan all tied up with a ring!! very happy for both of you...

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