Sunday, February 06, 2011

Real-life romantic moments: Marriage proposal




It's a sweet story, the way N asked me to marry him. We were in Los Angeles at the time. We'd already decided TO get married (after I blurted out a very suave 'marry me?' when we were chatting online once) and we flew down to the British High Commission to hand in the visa application for me to enter the UK under a fiance visa. While we were waiting, we day-tripped over to Disneyland. I love Disneyland, there's a reason it's called the 'happiest place on earth,' right?

We had a wonderful day, going on the rides and taking goofy pictures with Disney characters. N got really scared on Space Mountain and we boughts lots of Eeyore merchandise in the gift store. It was good day, if a little long.

We stayed for the parade and fireworks in the evening. Have I ever told you how much I love fireworks? I do, I love them. The great big bursts of happiness in the sky. And I stood there, exhausted from the day, but with a big smile on my face, because I adore fireworks. Anyway, N saw how much I loved them and took that opportunity to drag me to in front of the pretty castle all lit up and purpley. He got down on one knee and held out a red rose that lit up when you pressed a button and asked me. Is it terrible that I don't remember the exact words he used? I don't.

We had this nice lady take our picture in front of the castle moments after. (I said 'yes' in case anyone is feeling nervous!) I tried to scan that photo, but it wasn't working, but you can imagine the big smile on my face. Later, when we got back to our hotel room, N dug around in his bag and threw the actual engagement ring in its box at me. He said 'you may as well have that now' and walked out of the room. So ha. That's my real-life romantic moment! :)

16 comments:

  1. Aww, wonderful! What a great setting too. So are you American now living in the UK? Have I got that right? :-) We want to see the big smiley 'after the event' photo too when you can get your scanner working!

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  2. Aww that's really sweet! And the part where he threw the ring in it's box at you makes me laugh! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Awww, he asked you in Disneyland. That is so sweet. Why wasn't mine romantic like that. Even though he just gave you the ring in the end, it was lovely!

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  4. TSB - Yes, that's it exactly! I am American and I've lived here in the UK for more than 10 years :)

    Cem - Yeah, it was pretty funny! I was kind of shocked at first, and then I laughed.

    Vivienne - I'm curious now, what was the proposal like between you and your mister? :)

    Laura - Thanks :)

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  5. Aww, that's just so sweet! Thanks for sharing! Please tell me there will be post about your actual wedding too? Please, please!

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  6. Jo - Thanks for your comment :) A post about my wedding .. erm, no, nothing planned so far! Might consider it, but I don't know..

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  7. Yay I'm finally catching up! And sigh... I had to start off by reading this post. The romantic in me insisted that I do. You lucky, lucky woman... Now if we could hear about the wedding.... *grins*

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  8. Tammy - been loving your comments :) What is it with people wanting to hear about the wedding?! I'm not sure I get it. But yay, glad hearing about the marriage proposal wasn't too boring (I wasn't sure!) :)

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  9. Aww, that's so sweet - a magical moment in a magical place :D

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  10. Lovely! Lovely lovely lovely! Thank you for sharing it. :)

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  11. My husband asked me at a restaurant, before the food arrived. We were so nervous and worked up over all the excitement, we couldn't eat a thing when it came!

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  12. Jesse - That's a WONDERFUL way to describe it! :)

    Becca - Thank you, how did your husband propose? :)

    Luisa - Oh, thank you. I was a little nervous posting it actually, I'm really glad about the reponse it's getting.

    Suey - AWWW, how sweet! I guess I too love hearing proposal stories..

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