So the question has been asked many times, and this is the general outline of how it goes with people who don't know either one of us very well.
Them: So did you know?
Me: ummm know what? That I was going to marry this guy as soon as I met him? Well, not exactly as soon as I met him, but it didn't take too long...
Them: No, silly! That he was going to ask you!
Me: Well, yeah, we talked about it a whole lot, and we planned to go out for an awesomely memorable dinner in Chicago and get engaged. It was perfect. He gave me my Grandmother's ring, I gave him this super cool ring I bought online *which seems appropriate* and it was totally perfect. I am the happiest girl alive!
Them: Oh, you knew? So I guess that's modern
Me: Well I wouldn't want to marry someone I couldn't talk to about our engagement. It seems silly.
Them: Well I guess if you feel like you're engaged, then you are.
Me: (on the inside) Fuck You.
The way it usually goes with our closer friends is something like this:
Them: Holy Shit! you are wearing a diamond!
Me: Yeah, it was my Grandma's, look you can see the groove her wedding band wore into the side of it. Cool huh? Oh, and I got him this really great ring online, and he is totally excited, and I am totally excited, and it's great.
Them: That is freakin' awesome, so when was the wedding?
Me: We aren't sure yet.
Them: You mean you didn't elope?!?, Wow you really must love this guy and want to start this out right.
So there you have it. We talked about it, and decided to get married. I shopped for a ring for him (because I'm not the only one getting engaged) and we decided to go out for an awesome dinner, propose to one another and drunk dial almost everyone in our cellphones from the top of the Hancock Building in Chicago. It was awesome. It was perfect. It was totally modern, and totally us.
Here are a couple of pictures of the view that night. It was amazing.