I want the details of the engagement, did you ask for her hand first, how was it done, all the girlie details!
For the girlie details check the FAQs written by MB.
Yes, I did first ask her parents for her hand. When I was driving from
So what were her actual words when you asked her? Was she completely surprised? How did you choose The Ring? How did her family react?
Her actual words when I asked her were, I think, “Yes, of course,” and then she started to cry.
She wasn’t surprised that I asked her to marry me (again, see original proposal FAQs) but she was surprised at the timing. I think she thought I would ask her at Christmas or New Years or even Valentine’s Day, but I didn’t want to wait that long.
I had The Ring custom-made by a jeweler in
Her family didn’t react any particular way. If anything, they were like, “It’s about time!”
Hello! I'm curious if MB is going to change her last name when she gets married. Being a writer and all, I thought that maybe she would not. Or perhaps doubling-up the surname?
MB will be changing her legal last name to mine, but since she’s been published (two books and numerous online articles) as Mary Beth Ellis, that will be her writing name.