Erin Foster's new fiance fooled her with fake invite to friend's vow renewal before his 'amazing' surprise proposal in Napa Valley

They'll soon become husband and wife.

And Erin Foster revealed quite the back story to her romantic engagement to new fiance Simon Tikhman in a lengthy post on her Instagram stories.

The 36-year-old writer thought she was going to a friends wedding renewal party in Napa Valley, but was surprised when she found out it was all an elaborate ruse to surprise her with the perfect proposal.

Gorgeous: Erin Foster revealed quite the back story to her romantic engagement to new fiance Simon Tikhman in a lengthy post on her Instagram stories

Gorgeous: Erin Foster revealed quite the back story to her romantic engagement to new fiance Simon Tikhman in a lengthy post on her Instagram stories

'A month or so ago, Simon told me his friend was doing a wedding renewal,' Erin wrote online.

Foster showed off the incredible invitation for the weekend's events, leading little room for suspicion on her end, saying: 'Obviously I believed it was real.'  

Simon pleaded with Erin for a couple's manicure before the trip, a decision he's surely still regretting.

Family: The 36-year-old writer thought she was going to a friends wedding renewal party in Napa Valley, but was surprised when she found out it was all an elaborate ruse to surprise her with the perfect proposal

Family: The 36-year-old writer thought she was going to a friends wedding renewal party in Napa Valley, but was surprised when she found out it was all an elaborate ruse to surprise her with the perfect proposal

Down to details: Foster showed off the incredible invitation for the weekend's events, leading little room for suspicion on her end, saying: 'Obviously I believed it was real'

Down to details: Foster showed off the incredible invitation for the weekend's events, leading little room for suspicion on her end, saying: 'Obviously I believed it was real'

Do it for the ring: Simon pleaded with Erin for a couple's manicure before the trip, a decision he's surely still regretting

Do it for the ring: Simon pleaded with Erin for a couple's manicure before the trip, a decision he's surely still regretting

'When we got there, there were balloons and signs for this fake ass wedding,' she wrote. 'We walked in to the most beautiful place I've ever seen'

'When we got there, there were balloons and signs for this fake ass wedding,' she wrote. 'We walked in to the most beautiful place I've ever seen'

'Simon woke up with a fully infected finger from that manicure,' she wrote. 'The sacrifices we make for the people we love.'

From there, they flew to wine country and received instructions for the wedding once checking into their hotel.

Erin had no clue that her sister Sara, stepmom Katharine McPhee and father David were hiding while they toured the gorgeous Napa Valley Reserve. 

'When we got there, there were balloons and signs for this fake ass wedding,' she wrote. 'We walked in to the most beautiful  place I've ever seen.' 

Priorities: Erin had no clue that her sister Sara, stepmom Katharine McPhee and father David were hiding while they toured the gorgeous Napa Valley Reserve

Priorities: Erin had no clue that her sister Sara, stepmom Katharine McPhee and father David were hiding while they toured the gorgeous Napa Valley Reserve

Right here: Simon found the perfect place for the proposal while Erin's family watched from a nearby area

Right here: Simon found the perfect place for the proposal while Erin's family watched from a nearby area

Clueless: Despite all signs pointing toward a romantic moment for the pair, Erin had no idea what was going on

Clueless: Despite all signs pointing toward a romantic moment for the pair, Erin had no idea what was going on

Off the market: Simon dropped down to one knee and asked his lady love to be his wife with an incredible diamond ring made by jeweler Martin Katz, all of which was documented by a perfectly placed photographer

Off the market: Simon dropped down to one knee and asked his lady love to be his wife with an incredible diamond ring made by jeweler Martin Katz, all of which was documented by a perfectly placed photographer

Despite all signs pointing toward a romantic moment for the pair, Erin had no idea what was going on. 

'Nothing has remotely dawned on me at this point,' she wrote. 'I'm definitely not as bright as i thought.' 

Simon dropped down to one knee and asked his lady love to be his wife with an incredible diamond ring made by jeweler Martin Katz, all of which was documented by a perfectly placed photographer. 

'I was in shock,' she said as their families came running out to surprise Erin. 'Every pic of me looks like this.'

Surprised: Nearly every photo of Erin showed her shocked by the grand gesture

Surprised: Nearly every photo of Erin showed her shocked by the grand gesture

'I was in shock,' she said as their families came running out to surprise Erin. 'Every pic of me looks like this'

'I was in shock,' she said as their families came running out to surprise Erin. 'Every pic of me looks like this' 

A sweet memory: She revealed that the engagement was the 'first time our families have ever been together'

A sweet memory: She revealed that the engagement was the 'first time our families have ever been together'

Cheers to the happy couple! After a few family photos in the gorgeous setting, the group wined and dined the night away

Cheers to the happy couple! After a few family photos in the gorgeous setting, the group wined and dined the night away

She revealed that the engagement was the 'first time our families have ever been together.'

After a few family photos in the gorgeous setting, the group wined and dined the night away.

David and Katharine — who were married in London just two months before — even serenaded the group with a few tunes. 

But the romantic story does have a small pause as Simon required medical assistance following the dreadful manicure.

'The moral to this whole story is really to be careful where you get manicures,' Erin wrote. 'Our post engagement was spent in a Dr. office getting Simon's finger drained and now he's on antibiotics.' 

Musical duo: David and Katharine — who were married in London just two months before — even serenaded the group with a few tunes

Musical duo: David and Katharine — who were married in London just two months before — even serenaded the group with a few tunes

Yikes! But the romantic story does have a small pause as Simon required medical assistance following the dreadful manicure

Yikes! But the romantic story does have a small pause as Simon required medical assistance following the dreadful manicure

 

 

 

Erin Foster's new fiance Simon Tikhman went above and beyond for the perfect proposal in Napa Valley

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