The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

A Little Secret I’ve Been Keeping…

October 15, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.
The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

Pretty excited to share with you guys that I’m engaged! Some of you follow me on Instagram & already know, but I still wanted to do a little mushy gushy blog post.

First off, Michael & I decided to keep our engagement off social media for a couple of weeks. We wanted to really enjoy our new status without putting it all over the Internet. We told select family & friends the news & then celebrated with each other.

So if you feel like I’ve been distracted for the past few weeks, I have…& whelp, now you know why!!

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

Even though we kept it off social, I feel like you guys are my friends ( weird? ) so keeping a secret was difficult. Like, super difficult.

Anyway I wanted to give a little background on the whole sitch.

Lemme start with our story.

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The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

I try to keep Michael off the blog because I don’t want to saturate the site with a bunch of romance but I feel like I gotta start from the beginning ( I’ll be quick, don’t worry ).

Michael & I met in sixth grade.

Yup. That’s right…sixth.freaking.grade.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

I was like, 5’7 & he was like 5’3 when we met ( people thought I was his babysitter, LOL )…he’s grown since! We started dating & fell madly in love in sixth grade.

We’d sneak into movie theaters & make out, go to the Del Mar fair, & hang out at each other’s houses with the door open ( thanks Dad! ).

We dated through 8th grade until we parted ways. High school was coming & that meant boys, boys, boys. Needless to say, Michael & I went on to date other people.

We still talked occasionally & he would ask me out on dates ( I’d say no & laugh & change the subject ). College came around & he literally manipulated me ( thank God! ) to go to Vegas with him. I was disinterested & fresh out of a relationship so I was hesitant.

Finally after some major convincing, I finally hopped on a plane to Vegas to meet Michael & some friends. He ended up totally impressing me with his quick wit, business sense, & of course, romantic ways— & I realized I had what I was looking for the whole time in front me: a rad best friend who ‘gets’ me.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The rest, as ‘they’ say, is sort of history.

We went on to date for a couple of years & now…we’re engaged!

I love hanging out with him. I love his family. I love him.

He makes me a better person in every regard, constantly supporting me to be the best version of myself.

Side— our tat story: a few months before he popped the question we got matching tattoos ( a little inside joke symbol between us ) that fit together when we hold hands. A lot of you have asked about the tat, so here’s a pic:

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

So, back to the proposal.

He surprised me a few weeks ago.

I’m a total control freak so it takes maj effort to surprise me.

I was wearing a total MK homeless-chic outfit, makeup-less ( & so, so not dressed up…like, at all ) & I had just come from dinner with friends with my laptop in one hand, Pixy in another, to find Michael at my house.

So at first he scared me…I mean, I was surprised someone was in my house: & scream “What the F?!” ( typical ).

Then I realized what he had done: he went to many different stores to find all my favorite things.

& let’s just say he proposed very Skinny Confidential-esque.

He had bundles of kale, Corona Lights, spaghetti squash, bowls of Brussels sprouts, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, candles, Flaming Hot Cheetos ( yummmm ), blueberries, sweet potatoes ( like random sweet potatoes around the house, hahaha ), flowers & chocolate stuffed raspberries.

And then he proposed : ) with some beautiful words. We toasted with some champagne & talked until 2 am.

Cute, right?

So.

I def wanted to share a little bit of my special moment with you guys…Michael posted a sweet shoutout on his Instagram that I couldn’t NOT share; he’s super private so it kinda took me by surprise:

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.I love him so, so much & can’t wait to spend my life with him.

Now I need to figure out how the hell I’m going to find time to plan a wedding…AHHHHH!

Anyway thanks for reading my romantic, mushy post, guys. You all rock!

xx. Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

FYI: this won’t turn into a wedding blog but do you want me to share the process? LMK below if you’re interested!!

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{ Ring is from Brachelle Jewelry who does fine jewelry brokerage & design. They specialize in custom designs/repurpose, certified diamond sales, engagement rings, repairs, & other jewelry services }.

{{ Photos by: LK Griffith Photography }}

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

The Skinny Confidential talks engagement.

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  1. Cierra

    It is actually kind of ridiculous how excited I got reading this post! Congrats, congrats, congrats! What a beautiful story. Please share all the lovely details!

    Reply
  2. Sarah

    Congrats! Love the proposal and the back story!

    I vote yes for wedding deets, I am planning my own right now and would love some inspiration:)

    Reply
  3. bre

    I am a very happy and proud Daddy:-) Thrilled to have Michael as a Son In Law. Love the post and both of you so…much!!!

    Reply
  4. Nikyta

    Ever since I saw your pic on Insta, I’ve been waiting for this post!!

    Please share the process, I can’t wait to see how your big day unfolds.

    Mazel!!

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  5. Zelle

    This is beautiful! The photos, the story, everything! Can’t wait to hear little wedding details! I know it will be as fab as you are. Congratulations on this special time, xo!

    Reply
  6. Ashley

    I absolutely LOVED your story! Brought tears to my eyes! Wish you all the happiness in the world! You both seem like you deserve each other!

    Reply
  7. Courtney E.

    Congrats girl! Beautiful engagement pictures! A mix of edgy and delicate. I say for sure share wedding stuff. Only small details though since you want it to stay yours and Michael’s. Word of advice: it’s all about good food/booze/music.

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  8. Liz F.

    Yayyyyyyy!!! LOVE your story and pics!

    And please … share the wedding deets. I love your blog because I love your style, so I totally want to see and hear about ’em!

    Reply
  9. Liz

    Ahh you guys are such a sweet couple and I’m in LOVE with these photos. I’ve been stressing on finding a photographer for my engagement photos and I think I found one!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Lauren

    What a great story…..and freakishly like mine (I’m getting married next month). We met in 7th grade and dated through 12th (same movie theatre stores haha) then separated for college (dated other people) then got back together 7 years ago when I started medical school.

    Aaaand my name is Lauren too 🙂

    Congratulations!

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  11. Samantha

    Congrats!

    I really liked your post…that’s such a sweet story about you two and I loved hearing about it! I’m currently on the road to my wedding…end of June! So I’m all about hearing about other people’s planning and engagement season…I love it! So I wouldn’t mind at all 🙂

    yay!

    Samantha

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  12. Meg

    Best Wishes!!!! Such an exciting time and how cute that y’all have known each other since childhood…literally got goose bumps reading your story…totally meant to be 🙂 Wedding details would be amazing!!!

    Reply
  13. Judith

    Usually I never read that romantic stuff…
    But your story is so cute and you two look like the perfect couple!
    I really got goose bumps when I read his instgram text.
    And yes, I would love to read the process of your wedding planning!
    Congrats you two, I wish you all the best!

    Greetings from Germany, I love your blog 🙂
    Judith

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  14. Tay

    Okay, I creepily screamed when I saw your instagram post that you guys were engaged!! Yes, please post everything about the process!!

    Reply
  15. Nicole H

    Woohoo congrats girl! Yes please share more about wedding planning and such! I’ve actually been using your strength training exercises in your book as my pre-wedding workouts and I’ve had awesome results! I’m getting married in Hawaii next month! Can’t WAIT to see how your wedding turns out! I know it will be fabulous!

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  16. Casey

    Such a sweet story! Huge congratulations to the two of you. And, YES PLEASE share the wedding planning process! I’m sure all the details (and food) will be perfection! xx

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  17. Tina

    Congratulations to you and Michael!! You two are absolute dolls! Thank you for sharing your sweet story. Definitely looking forward to wedding details.

    Reply
  18. Sally

    Saw the news on insta and rushed to read your blog post. Congrats x a million!! You two are the most adorbs couple ever. And please share the wedding deets!

    Reply
  19. Lindsay

    Congrats to you guys!! These photos are stunning! I’m so glad you shared your story…love stories are the best. 🙂 And his IG post…gaahhh, so sweet! I personally would love to hear more about the wedding planning! Hope you both enjoy this special time.

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  20. Jill

    YES YES YES, you have to share your wedding process. People love you! Don’t be afraid to share what is going on in your life. Trust me, we all want to see all the cool things you come up with. It would seem inauthentic to write about something else, when all day you have been thinking about wedding planning! But then on the days you are thinking about other stuff, don’t write about wedding planning! Stick with your motto and blog about what comes to you naturally that day. Those are always the best! Congrats:)

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  21. Melissa

    Wow, your story…it’s so lovely! And I adore his insta post too. Congratulations! I love your blog, don’t think I’ve ever commented though – anyway, of course share your wedding journey story 🙂 Maybe dedicate a weekly or biweekly post to share so you can keep your regular style but allow room for gushing/venting/sharing gorgeous details!!!
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  22. Leslie @ Martin Manifesto

    CONGRATULATIONS! And I think it’s very cool that you kept it between the two of you and those closest to you for a couple of weeks. Just give yourself some time to enjoy each other and let everything sink in! Congrats again!
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  23. Rebecka

    I’ve been looking forward to this post for the last days, since you made it official on instagram, and it’s such a beautiful story! I really hope that you’ll share the process, can’t wait! Congrats to you both! xx

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  24. Alana

    Congratulations! And yes, PLEASE share the whole process! I recently got engaged and am planning my wedding, so I know how exciting it is!

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  25. Dylan

    Congratulations!! You guys are a beautiful couple and I definitely think you should post the process on the blog!

    Reply
  26. Stefanie

    WOW Congratulations! This post was very touching, but I think what your finance wrote about you was the best part! The photography is amazing also. Would love to see your journey to the aisle on the blog as well! Once again, congrats <3

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  27. Abrielle

    OMG I die!! Congratulations love!!! I feel like my good friend just got engaged ha ha gotta love the internet. YES YES YES share your wedding planning process because you have rad taste and couldn’t be overwhelming if you tried. Congrats again xo

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  28. Emily Jo

    YES YES YES!! First off, congrats on your engagement!! Your love story is sweet and perfect. I got engaged on the 16th, and once I sat down to start thinking about THE wedding I got completely overwhelmed. I love the blog the way it is set up, but it would be uber helpful and inspirational to see how you’re taking on the wedding process… and it is a process. Anyway, congrats again… and let the planning begin! xo

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  29. Heidi

    Major congratulations. So happy for you! I’ve loved watching ( aka reading ) your blog since it began and it’s always really awesome to see people grow and become even better people. I wish you two the best!
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  30. AJ

    Congrats!! Such a sweet story and I am so happy for you!
    I love to read everything you share! So yes please wedding stuff too…
    When I first started reading your blog and even bought your book I didn’t really like your way of writing, but somehow I got used to it and now I think you are hilarious. It really makes you stand out as a blogger! I always want to know what you think and I like stories of how you have been difficult/food snob when ordering food/drinks! You’re just so funny!

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  31. Nicole

    I loved reading this post! Everything about it is so sweet! And I am so excited for you<3 I've been following your blog for over a year and always enjoy everything you post!! Plus I'd love to get more deets on the wedding!
    ~Nicole

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  32. Zoe

    Wow congratulations to two beautiful people, lovely photos and definitely loving the white nail polish/white outfit/diamond combo! And such a genuinely sweet instagram post! Can’t wait to read of any wedding plans and details!xo
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  33. Ally

    Beautiful pictures! Beautiful couple! Don’t know either of you, but I am so happy to

    share in your happiness! My husband and I have been married for 18 years this June

    and all I can say is, enjoy all of life’s little and big moments together and never go to

    bed angry! All the best of luck to you and Mazel Tov! 🙂

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  34. bianca roman

    congratulations! you two are super adorable and i love the back story!!! it’s like true soulmate material 😀 i’m always a sucker for romantic stories and am so happy you shared with us. i think i speak for everyone when i say, we would love to hear about your wedding plans/etc!!

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  35. Jasmin

    Get out!!! This is such a cute story 🙂 Congratulations Lauryn – looking forward to see wedding plans come together! xx

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  36. Flower

    Lauryn,
    you and Michael are so perfect for each other! I teared up a bit when reading your story. I’ve been a fan of your site for a couple of years now so I feel like it’s a close friend getting married. Anyway, please share your wedding stuff! Your style is so unique so I don’t think I’ll see the same wedding stuff that everyone else does. Congrats again!

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  37. Stefana

    Is Pixy the most gorgeous girl in the world?!! DUH! We want you to share the process with us!! Congrats to you and Michael, I wish you the very best. His proposal…. put some thought into it much? Pretty perfs! Yay!!! Cheers!!!

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  38. liz

    today i am fat, black and ugly…so to get engaged all i have to do is be thin, blonde and beautiful. haha. guess it will never happen for me. good to see the “hot girls” are getting all the glory. i freakin hate this superficial world we live in.

    Anyway…congrats! and all the best to a beautiful life for a beautiful person.

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  39. Kirsty

    Many congratulations and happy wishes to you and Michael! It would be great to see some wedding posts (ways to make the wedding breakfast skinny?). 🙂 engagement photos are stunning and I bet Pixie will make a gorgeous little flower girl! xo

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  40. Kati

    Congrats!! Love the pictures and I would LOVE to hear all about the wedding process 🙂 I’m engaged and kind of holding off on starting the whole process so I would love some ideas!!

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  41. Tris

    Congratulations, Lauryn! I’d absolutely love to see more of your wedding plans on the blog. So excited for you, your story is just too sweet!

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  42. Mary Kate

    Congrats!! That is so incredibly exciting! I’m not even close to getting engaged or married but I think it would be so cool to see your journey from engagement to wedding! I can totally imagine you having a total TSK-style wedding! xo

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  43. Lucy @ Her Haute Mess

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Just had to say I’m so so happy for you!! I always love when you share little tidbits from your personal life and knew Michael has always been a big part of it. It warms my heart to see this and you totally deserve it! Much love!

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  44. Jenni

    Congrats to you guys!!!!
    DEF post all the wedding stuff you want! I can’t wait to see all the amazing plans and details 🙂

    P.S. Thank you for sharing your wonderful personal news with your blog’s readers. Figuring out the balance between writing too much/too little personal stuff can be difficult; some things are just too personal and then there’s all those lame haters in the world. But know that you have people rooting for you, and I’m for sure one of them!

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  45. Jill

    Congrats!!!! 6th grade!? That is so amazing 🙂 I briefly dated my 8th grade crush a few years ago (after not seeing each other for 10+ years) and although it didn’t work out, it was so cute to get to experience!
    Definitely share your wedding prep here. I love that stuff!!!
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  46. Madel

    Super congrats Lauryn! This was a beautiful post, you guys are amazing together and I’m so happy for you. Please share all the wedding deets! I honestly can’t wait.

    xoxoxoxo

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  47. Jocelyn Thompson

    Congratulations!! …and YES I’d love to hear the details. I am a new reader but love your blog and seriously love this one especially. I am an all romantic, mushy, gushy kind of girl! Yea for you!

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  48. Brenda Canas

    This post is so sweet! The photos, the story, him getting personal when he usually doesn’t… I love this so much. I’d love to hear your engagement journey <3 Again, congratulations gorgeous, I'm so happy for you two! How long have you two been officially dating?

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  49. Tara

    Congratulations! what a wonderful announcement!! I would personally love to see as much as the wedding/ wedding planning that you’re comfortable sharing! I’m sure it will be amazing and so so inspirational, your style is so amazing and unique!

    Reply
  50. Britt

    Congratulations!! Please share the whole process, esp. how you’ll incorporate healthy eating into all of the festivities. Exciting!!

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  51. Katie

    wow, so i cried reading his insta post, i’m so soppy:’) but yeahh! keep updating us on the wedding progress! how exciting, congrats guys! 🙂

    Reply
  52. milehighsister

    I just stumbled upon your blog the other day (you’d think I’ve been hiding under a rock) and love it! I’ve already learned that you love Cabo so you probably know more about that area then I do but, I got married at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos less than a month ago and it was an absolute dream! I would highly suggest.

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  53. Kris

    I can’t wait to read more details about the wedding. I think I can speak for many of us who feel we know you, so it’s only natural as you’re dedicated readers and friends, we want to hear about this important new chapter in your life! 🙂

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  54. Sonja

    Do you mind sending me a close up picture of your ring? I am looking at the Brachelle FB page but can’t seem to find it – it looks lovely 🙂

    Reply
  55. Lyz

    OMG whattttttt……..how is this the cutest story ever. I now love you guys even more after that first love photobooth pic. I want every detail of your planning!

    Reply
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