New Year, New Engagements

Article Published: Monday 6th January, 2014 - 9:43am

Here at Wed Towers, we love a good proposal story. And when we asked you about your recent engagements, you certainly didn't disappoint.

Read on to discover how some men became grooms-to-be by popping the question in their own special way...

Megan: "Richard asked to have a romantic night in with me and to cook our favourite chicken pie. I cooked the meal and once we had finished, he cleared the plates for me, came back into the dining room and said he had another Christmas present for me and apologised that it didn't arrive in time. I looked behind the Christmas tree to see a box wrapped up. When I opened it there was a heart inside saying 'will you marry me?' I started to cry with happiness and Richard got up saying "I love you very very much and I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?" I said yes straightaway. We plan to have a Christmas wedding next year so am wishing for snow. I am so excited and wasn't expecting it at all!"

Charlotte: "My partner proposed in a cracker whilst playing a trivia game with my family. I cried and said yes! It was all caught on camera and will be shown at the wedding."

Jess: "My fiancť popped the question on Christmas Day. He had been excited on the run up to Christmas, I thought that it was him being a big kid! Christmas Day morning he woke me up at 4.45am! He couldn't sleep and was too excited! We ended up going downstairs at 6am where he made me stand in front of the Christmas tree with my eyes closed and when he told me to open them he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand! Turns out he had got the ring three months before and it had been sat in a box next to the tv in my front room!"

Fiona: "I must say I feel a bit like the bridesmaid who never gets to be the bride having photographed 8 years of weddings. All that changed one day when my boyfriend, Rian, asked to take me for a night at Bovey Castle. I thought it was out of the blue but as it was so exciting I didnít think any more of it. Weíd said we wanted to get married in 2014 so there were multiple times I thought 'is this going to be the moment?', especially the weekend before when we went for an amazing coastal walk. He made dinner reservations in the restaurant downstairs and said letís get dressed up, so I wore a pretty dress and curled my hair. I thought we were about to leave the room when he said, 'shall we have a slow dance to your favourite song?' The song is Angel by Sarah Mclachlan and I was playing it on my Bluetooth speaker I had brought with me. The song ended and he just kept hugging me tight for ages. He pulled away and then said 'youíre the most amazing, beautiful, and caring person Iíve ever met in my life. Will you marry me?'. He got down on his knee, reached under the nearby sofa and pulled out a box which he opened and said 'will you be my wife?' As we walked to dinner I was so bouncy, and telling anyone in earshot 'Iíve just got engaged!'
Now Iím in the brideís shoes planning a wedding, itís feels quite surreal!"