Vote For Your Favourite Proposal Story
Vote For Your Favourite Proposal Story
Last month we featured a competition which enabled brides or bride-to-be to tell us about their magical engagement story! For the chance to win £500 worth of wedding stationery.
Picking only one winner was way too tough for us big softies here at Bride & Groom Direct. Therefore, we have decided to shortlist 8 more stories which either made us smile, laugh or cry. And to re-open another competition! So we thought we would hand it over to you lovely lot.
So, without further ado, get voting!
(Closing Date- 14/2/2016)
Read these romantic wedding proposals
Kirsty Fields Proposal Story
My boyfriend thought he had the most romantic proposal all planned out. Unfortunately it didn’t quite go to plan!! The 15/01/15 was my 30th birthday. My boyfriend got up extra early and arranged all my birthday presents around a breakfast. Whilst I tucked into my lovely breakfast my other half and 4yr old scarpered back upstairs giggling. Although this then followed with a cross 4yr year shouting NO i don’t want you to, I’m not doing it!!!!
My other half then begged our daughter to say what she was supposed to but she flat out refused. He then said open your eyes to which he was on one knee with the most beautiful engagement ring with a cross toddler next to him. He then said that our daughter was supposed to say mummy will you marry my daddy!! Just before I said yes she cried No!! SAY NO!!
I however replied” yes I’d love too” to which she fell to floor in a massive strop. She advised us that she thought it would mean she would have to go live somewhere else. We assured her this was not the case and that we loved her very much. And It meant that I could have the same name as them rather than being the odd one out.
Still unsure of the whole thing she went to school. During that afternoon I had a call on my mobile, it was the school… I answer hastily worried that she had told them that we were sending her away or something. But to my surprise they advised that my daughter wanted to talk to me. She then said to me “mummy I have been thinking about this wedding all day and I would like it if you married daddy as long as I could wear a pretty dress” my heart melted…
Although it’s not a glamorous as most stories must but I can assure you it’s a bloody lot more memorable. I can’t wait till she is 18 and I can embarrass her with this story. Kirsty xxx
Fran Fenton Proposal Story
Derek Rushforth Proposal Story
Hi, not sure if you get many stories from the male point of view but I was proud of organisation skills leading up to the proposal and thankfully she said yes.
I designed the engagement ring for my partner from little tidbits of her life. I had talked to my partner’s father a few months before hand and had convinced him to take the ring through the airport for our journey to Greece. Thankfully we all managed to get to our destination with nothing given away.
In hindsight maybe I should have planned it a little better as my stomach was in knots for the first 2 days. Bear in mind I had ring engraved for the Saturday we arrived on the Thursday :( It came to midnight on Friday evening we were having drinks with her parents and i took my partner on a stroll along a beach and pier. Whilst there we stood and watched the night sky.
I was shaking like a leaf and my heart beating faster than anything I had ever felt. I replied with “No Laura, the reason my heart is beating so fast is because….” and as I got down on one knee … “I would like to ask you to spend the rest of your life with me and do me the greatest honour of becoming my wife”.
I swear those few seconds were the longest seconds of my life. When she finally said “Yes!”. I could not believe it, I had to ask if she was positive. Then I had the acceptance of a proposal from the most wonderful woman in my life. On our way back to her parents. She could not keep the smile off her face or out of her voice. We sat down at the table and Laura’s mum had a double take as Laura laid her hand on the table. It seems that Laura’s father was in a lot of trouble, as he had kept the whole thing secret from his wife for 2 months.
Thank you for allowing me to tell this story.
Yours happily, Derek Rushforth
Hayley Smith Proposal Story
My proposal couldn’t have been more romantic. We got the train from Bournemouth to London where we had prosecco breakfast on the train. He then gave me a box and in that box was a set of dice, a top hat, a set of Chance and community chest cards and Â£200. Monopoly being my favourite board game we were going to do a monopoly day around the London sites using the cards. I got my first card on the train which said “you win first prize in a beauty contest you win a hotel on Mayfair for one night”.
We went to the hotel to drop our bags. I then got my next card which said “go to jail do not pass go – go directly to London dungeons” After this I got my next card. “Use the nearest station to advance to the shard for lunch” We had the most amazing lunch at oblix with the best views of London.
My next card said “advance to oxford street to go shopping with the Â£200 received at go. I did lots of shopping. I then receive a card that said “you get a festive treat for being wonderful go directly to winter wonderland” he had booked us on the ice rink it was so beautiful covered in fairy lights and a singer on a guitar.
He held my hand the whole way around. While we were skating he asked if I wanted my final card. I said yes. We went over to the middle of the stand and I read my final card. It said “will you take a chance on me and receive an early Christmas present?” Followed by a wrapped present. I opened the present and there was a box in the box was my engagement ring. He then said will u marry me. I was speechless I gave him a massive kiss and cuddle and put the ring on. He then said is that a yes then :) I replied of course that’s a yes :) xx I don’t thing I spoke for about an hour after that :) x
Megan Nisbet Proposal Story
Here is my engagement story exactly one year ago today! My now Fiancé was serving in Siera Leone with the army helping to beat the Ebola crisis over Christmas. After 5 years together and missing most Christmases due to service abroad this was just yet another knock back. I was looking forward to Kyle coming home mid Feb. When i was out for a meal with my best friend! Little did I know she had a surprise up her sleeve, the pair of them had been plotting and scheming behind my back!
Kyle caught an early flight home from Africa to his barracks without me knowing. He went out to by the most gorgeous ring I’ve even seen. And a very smart suit came home to our little town in the Scottish Borders. Then he hid in his house all night scared to leave! Incase I saw him and turned up to surprise me at the restaurant! It was the best surprise I could have asked for (or so I thought) until an even bigger surprise came when he dropped to one knee. Presented me with the ring and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Not a dry eye around and well worth missing Christmas and new year for!
Jade Forrester Proposal Story
I shaved my hair off for charity on 19th September 2014. My hubby to be popped the question seconds after all my hair was off! It was perfect. He even asked for my Father’s blessing. Then he got down on one knee and said ‘you know you’re still beautiful don’t you?’ Which means a lot to me because even at my most stripped down with no hair. He still thought I was beautiful. He is my best friend and my rock, he saved my life without even knowing it. And he has made me the person I am today. Without him, I wouldn’t have made it through a lot of things in my life. I cannot wait to see his face when I walk down the aisle and become his wife.