Brasil: Day 4 (Part 2)

September 6, 2010

As with most trips, the time went be way too quickly.  Lucas and I had most definitely fallen in love with Buzios and had even flirted with the idea of going real estate shopping to get an idea of how much a house would cost us in the future if we were to move there.

For our final meal, we chose to dine at the highly recommended French restaurant Cigalon.  What a great decision we made, because not only was the food superb (so good that we each had our own three courses), but it also had to be the most romantic restaurant I have ever dined in — making it the perfect place to celebrate our unforgettable four days in Buzios.  Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of the restaurant, however to imagine the gorgeous setting, picture: a lovely candle-lit terrace that has been built next to the sea and overlooks the boats moored for the night.  Of course, the waves crashing against the rocks in the distance and the lady singing lovely French ballads inside the restaurant only added to the mystique.

I believe that most of my readers already know what happened next, especially since I announced it several months ago, but on our walk back to the pousada Lucas asked me to marry him.  I will not go into specifics as to how he did it, since it was an incredibly private moment.  I will say though that even though we have dated for five years and have talked extensivly about marriage, I was still surprised, and this girl LOVES surprises!

For you ladies who are wondering what my ring looks like, below are some photos.  It was not given to me that night, as my man knows I am very selective when it comes to jewelry.  We did later pick it out online together though.  Never one to follow tradition, I opted to forgo a diamond for a cotton candy amethyst and pink sapphires set in rose gold.  The wedding is currently being planned to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina for this coming May.  Updates will definitely be ongoing

While I was terribly sad to be leaving Buzios, I was eager to return to Rio de Janeiro, this time with my fiancé!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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73 thoughts on “Brasil: Day 4 (Part 2)

  1. Sarah

    besame mucho is one of my favorite songs! it was in great expectations. i used to listen to that soundtrack when studying. miss you and love you!

  2. Mikeachim

    Woohoo! 🙂 Very many congratulations indeed.

    However, I hope all those photos aren’t scaled the same way. Otherwise, that ring would fit right over your head. Glitzy and unique yes, but you won’t be able to walk far with it on.

    Just thought I’d raise that as a practical point. You want me to go now? Oh, ok.


  3. Heather

    Love, LOVE the ring!! I think it’s great you opted for something different — and seriously, how can you go wrong with a ring that beautiful?!

    Looking forward to seeing wedding plans (those you want to share anyway!) unfold 🙂

  4. Kyle

    “Never one to follow tradition”

    You are such a girl after my own heart 🙂

    PS. was real estate absurd in Buzios?!? I’m guessing yes!

  5. Amanda

    Aww, I’ve been waiting for this post! 🙂 Congrats to you both! Sounds like the perfect setting for a proposal, too. And the ring is gorgeous! I’m not a fan of diamonds, either, so it’s nice to know I’m not alone! Good luck with the rest of the wedding planning!

  6. Audrey

    A belated congratulations on your engagement! Sounds like you have a fun wedding ahead of you at the Argentine estancia. Can’t wait to hear about that!

  7. Katie

    Congratulations, Andi! What a lucky woman you are! Your ring looks absolutely gorgeous – I love that you chose something nontraditional. And you’re getting married at the Faena Hotel – very lux! I’m sure your wedding day will be incredible. I can’t wait to read about the details.

  8. Travelogged

    Congrats, Andi! I totally love wedding stuff — so reading about the proposal & ring was so much fun for me. I hope you’ll be posting a lot of wedding photos when the time comes!

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