- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I came to the hive after I’d been engaged for months so I never got to share my proposal story, but having read a couple of other bees’ stories lately I just wanted to give a shoutout to those of us who had the “simple & sweet” proposal. Who else had one? Did you love it? Were you secretly hoping for more? If you ask me the media – particularly social media and wedding blogs put a lot of pressure on our guys to do some huge romantic gesture. And whilst I admit I have felt a touch of envy for those who got the big elaborate proposal from time to time I must say I love that mine was just FH and I, on a bench, without any huge hullabaloo! Anyone else feel the same? It’s not that I think “big” proposals are bad or anything, just that I’m glad that mine was simpler and very much “us”.
FH had tried to bluff me out by saying the jeweller had stuffed up the ring sizing and he didn’t have the ring but, bless him, I saw right through that 😛 And even though he had promised a series of “dates” to throw me off the track, when he suggested we go down to one of the city beaches here to see the penguins that apparently gathered at the end of the pier in spring I have to say I was more than a tad suspicious 😛 Poor thing still thinks he pulled off the great big surprise, but I’m happy to continue letting him think that! haha. There was an AMAZING sunset that night, I got some incredible photos of it but by the time we’d been on the pier, gone to see the penguins (we did find three of them!) and were walking back I was beginning to think I’d been wrong.
Then FH suggested we walk over to some big grass mounds to the side – but it was away from where we were planning to have dinner and I had sore feet so I begged for the more direct route! (which I regret now, because the place he had planned was nicer! lol). When we wandered past a bench in the park area he suggested I sit down and my feet were killing me (flats but we’d been walking on really stony stuff and I have fibro so I’m really sensitive) so I gladly agreed. He put his bags down and I was like “why aren’t you sitting down too?” because he was shuffling nervously! haha. Then he gave me the sweetest speech, including some Google translate spanish that’s become a classic to us and asked me to marry him 😀 No people around right then, no cameras, just him and me on a bench. I’m glad he had me sitting down because I don’t think my legs would have kept me upright! lol.
It was just so sweet, so touching and so “us”. To be honest FH doesn’t have much imagination when it comes to romantic gestures (something I learned quickly!) so this was genuine and heartfelt and perfect. And then we went to the pizza place we’d been planning to go to anyway and had meatball pizza and coke! lol. I think that will be one of those funny stories we tell the kids one day, meatball pizza and coke to celebrate our engagement 😛
But we didn’t get a nice photo with the proper camera! Only a blurry phone photo 😛
The beautiful sunset… at this point we were still BF & GF!
A couple of hours later…!!!!
Oh… and the sweetest thing is the bench where he popped the question is LITERALLY RIGHT NEXT TO the yacht squadron where we’re having our ceremony & reception. This was actually more a fluke than anything, just a gorgeous venue that my parents, not realising the connection, fell in love with and which we then fell in love with when we had the chance to check it out. We also had the second half of our engagement photo session on the pier and beach close to where he proposed. This spot will forever be special in my heart 🙂