Mine was very simple, we love the Keg in Waterdown, and our special date nights usually are there. So Valentine's that's where we were. He seemed nervous and awkward which he is neither, I had no clue. Around 10 his phone keeps going off, and it's his friends, he isn't responding but the stupid thing keeps going off, and I started to get angry that his friends were bugging us on Valentine's. He stood up to go to the washroom I thought, and instead he bent to one knee and asked if I would marry him. I said yes and cried. As it turns out he had told all his friends, and my son what he was doing, so they started texting and calling wanting to know if he did it yet. It was very simple nothing grand, but it was perfect.
I'm going to take our story from our wedding website as it's a lot to type lol it is long, but bear with me!
It happened really early in the morning, almost too early for some people (around 7:40am) , just after I had finished a night shift. The date was October 5th, 2016. I wasn't feeling well and was actually going to come home in the middle of my shift. However, I felt guilty leaving my partner (who is very pregnant) at work alone without anybody to cover for me. I called Adrian on my break, as I usually do, and could tell something was off. He wasn't very talkative and seemed very distracted. His reason was that he was "really into the homework he was working on". Liar. Turns out he had worked on putting the proposal together pretty much all evening and night.
When I got home in the morning I could smell candles burning in our apartment. I didn't really think too much about it at first until I noticed there were lights on in the kitchen and a pile of stuff at the bottom of the stairs. I thought at first that Tucker (our dog) had chewed up one of his toys and Adrian forgot to clean it up (it was rose petals but I couldn't make it out in the darkness).
From the kitchen, I could hear him call my name. It sounded like he had been crying and that something bad had happened. When I walked down the stairs he was standing by the dining room table in a dress shirt and pants, looking as adorable and nervous as one possibly could that early in the morning. He had printed out what seemed like hundreds of pictures of us, my daughter Layla, our friends, family and pictures from our trips from this past year. He used them to spell "will you", which was taped up in front of the blinds in the living room. He had wooden block letters painted in white and my favourite colour (teal) on the coffee table, surrounded in candles, spelling out "marry me" with more pictures in the shape of a question mark on the carpet with a trail of rose petals leading to the display. He planned, before he even proposed, to take me to the "Plan Your Day" wedding planning event at the Valhalla Inn, so on the coffee table, surrounded by candles in a heart shape, he printed out our tickets to the event! He also knew how big of an obsession I had with the Backstreet Boys so he had their music playing in the background on the TV.
I was in complete shock. I knew he was going to propose at some point because I found out about the ring (ask him about that.. it's a funny story) but I had no idea it was going to happen that particular day. I couldn't speak at first. All I could do was stare at everything he had done in our apartment and smile. When I finally found words, the first thing I said to him was "I'M IN SCRUBS AND YOU'RE DRESSED UP! I LOOK LIKE CRAP!". He laughed at me, told me to shut up, got down on one knee and then asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! How could I not to that adorable proposal? Not only did he make that big display with the music playing in the background, but he also bought more flowers, champagne and poured me a warm bath surrounded in candles with rose petals in the tub because he knew I wasn't feeling well.
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Joey that is a beautiful story and having your family involved is perfect. I love this thread to and so glad I asked it. Here I am crying and laughing at 6 in the morning reading everyone's story
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Pumpkininferno! Love it haha, that is great that he could surprise you with the ring and get down on one knee. That would have looked so pretty with all the pumpkins lit up around you.
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Wow what a proposal! I would have been in a blur too! He did some big planning in short time that's very impressive. No by the time my fiance asked the question most of the tables around us had left, even though he booked a reservation at the only Keg that I think takes reservations (Yeah waterdown keg) it was 9 when we got in on Valetines. We did get free desert and all the staff awed and they clapped lol.
My fiancee asked me if I wanted to go to England to see is brothers, in September of last year! I agreed! Thought a family vacation would be nice! Then we arrive and his brothers flew in his parents over from Romania so we could all be together! I honestly thought that THEY were the surprise! Then on Tuesday, September 6th, in London, England, in front of Buckingham Palace, with his parents and brothers around us (pretending to take pictures), he traditionally got down on one knee and proposed! It was special, sentimental and real! I was honoured he chose me! Not to mention I was pretty impressed at his confidence to do that in front of his family! What if I said NO! I will never forget that moment! It was more than anything I ever imagined! Buckingham Palace, I mean really!? I know Queen Elizabeth lives there but I don't even think she can say she was proposed to there!
Mine was a complete surprise too!We were having dinner on the back deck and it was a gorgeous night so I asked if he wanted to take the dog to the dog park. We were walking and chatting and laughing at how silly the dog was (he's a beagle mix and when he gets running his tongue hangs out the side of his mouth and his ears get flapping) when he says "I have something for you". I turn around and he's holding the ring It was very unexpected and totally us
That's soooo cute. What a nice surprise for you lol. My guy took me on a carriage ride in December, literally a one horse open sleigh. We stopped where there was a heart in the trees, we got out, and he got down on one knee and asked if I'd spend the rest of my with him. The sleigh took us to a restaurant where there was a box of chocolates, a rose, and a bottle of wine waiting on the table. Was beautiful.
Love the Keg! Did everyone in the restaurant clap for you guys? That's such a sweet story!
Mine was definitely a total surprise. We knew we were going to get married some day but I had no idea he was going to propose when he did. (and neither did he!) I have been volunteering with an organization called Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for 11 years and they host leadership conferences for high school students. They host local leadership seminars in all 50 states in the US and then at the end of the summer they host a World Leadership Congress (WLC) with all 50 states and about 10-15 different countries represented. After my fiance and I started dating, he started volunteering with me at our local seminar in California but hadn't made it to a WLC yet. We always have a Closing Banquet at the end of the WLC and I told my fiance that he should come. We thought about it but we went to a wedding the month before so we decided that it was too expensive to have him fly out for the banquet. (Though I had caught the bouquet at the wedding!)
He decided to surprise me anyways and showed up at the Navy Pier in Chicago for the Closing Banquet! I was so happy to see him and introduced him to everyone as my "amazing boyfriend" all night. After the dinner portion of the banquet there is a dance and about halfway through they cut the music and my fiance went up on stage. My brain was having a hard time processing what he was doing up there because clearly he had to be proposing but as far as I knew he didn't have a ring! He called me up on stage and proposed in front of the entire WLC, more than 500 people! Luckily he had someone take pictures and video because it was all a blur! He only decided he was going to propose a couple days before so I was really impressed with him for pulling it off!
My FH and I love to head out to the mountains for week end getaways. The morning we were heading to Banff he said he had an upset stomach and was just acting weird all day, I wrote it off to him eating something bad the night before. While we were out at dinner that night he hardly ate, but I still didn't clue in. After diiner, when we got back to our room he called me out onto the patio for a drink. He asked me to marry him on the patio over looking the mountains, it was perfect!
My FH gave me a Christmas card that sent me on a treasure hunt. I went through our apartment finding clues until the last one. It was under a statue in the corner of the living room and when I turned around to ask him what was going on he was on one knee with the ring box open in his hand.
I found out after, that he had told my mum his plan, which was originally to propose while we were on vacation in February, so she was very excited when I called her.
Simple can be the best way to go, especially if you want to be surprised!
My FH told me we were going to Toronto for a concert for my birthday even though it was weeks before my actual birthday. When we got to the hotel I was standing at the window looking out at the city and started telling him about a dream I had where he proposed with a ring made a wood and he walked up behind me and said "Well I hope you like this ring better than a wooden one." and when I turned around he got on his knee. I had no idea I was setting him up for his proposal! We went out for dinner and to the concert which was an artist we had seen the first time we went to a concert together. It had so much meaning and he had obviously thought it all out way in advance. I loved it so much
That's soooo cute! I love that his friends were bombarding him with texts hahah We went to Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village which is a thing they do every year where there's thousands of lit up pumpkins and they have themed areas etc. There was a bridge with a bunch of pumpkins hanging everywhere and fairy lights and we were taking pictures in front of it and as I went to turn away to move on to the next area he turned me around and he got down on one knee. I'm glad he managed to surprise me because I knew it was coming since we went to get the ring together the week before but I wasn't expecting it to happen then!
Thats great Carol! It definitely doesnt have to be grand to be perfect Don never actually proposed to me. We just decided together one day that the timing was right and we should get married. So we went online and picked out wedding bands and ordered them. When our rings came in the mail we went over to his moms house and told her we had decided to get married and opened our rings with her and it was perfect And then on our drive home my FH looked and me and said "well i guess i havent actually asked you if youll marry me... So will you marry me?" And it was super cute and so classicaly something he would do. Especially since he never officially asked me out when we started dating :p
Aww, I love this thread! We were on vacation with my family in my home country, and on our last day there he asked me to go watch the sunrise with him on the beach. He had asked my parents for their permission the night before, and he proposed with a simple speech just as the sun came up. Then we came back inside, told my family, made our calls to tell our VIPs, and all went out to a nice dinner that night. I loved that he wanted to make my parents feel included (it meant SO much to them) and that he chose a location I love, that beach was a place I used to visit when I was a kid.
That's so sweet! We had been doing yard work all day and were relaxing in our back yard when my fiance said he had a surprise for me (which is not typical for us...we give gifts on birthdays and Christmas only) and sent me on a hunt to find my surprise in the house. I found the bag it was in a brought it outside. When I opened the ring box he got down on one knee and asked! It wasn't fancy, but it felt like us.