We’re in the last week of our Engagement Story Contest! With only 2 days left to enter, we’re compiling a list of our favorite stories. Until we unveil the winner, enjoy these amazing stories that are some of our favorites from week 6!
An Unbreakable Bond
Last September, my boyfriend took me on a 17 day trip through Europe—he told me to pack my things, and he would take care of the rest. We spent the first two days in Switzerland visiting the town he grew up in, and then spent a few days sightseeing in Florence. On our third day there, he woke me up early and told me to wear something nice. A short time later, a man picked us up for an amazing eight hour private tour of Tuscany.
At the end of our incredible journey, we headed back to Florence to have dinner at a spectacular restaurant, and then to a semi-private opera with only 30 guests in attendance in a small, 600 year old church. Then, at the end of the night as we were walking back to the hotel, he asked if we could have one last look over the Ponte Vecchio. As we sat on the bridge listening to music and people watching, he started to tell me the history of this amazing bridge.
He said that Hitler had decided the bridge was too beautiful to destroy, so it was not allowed to be bombed during World War II. As a result, soldiers would bring their lovers to the bridge before heading to war, attach a lock on the bridge and throw the key in the water to represent their unbreakable bond. Then he pulled a padlock from his pocket with our names and the date engraved on it. We attached our lock to the bridge (which is illegal now!) and threw our key into the water below. Before I knew it, he was down on one knee with a beautiful engagement ring, asking me to be his wife. ~Veronica G.
Love on the Mountaintop
My boyfriend Chris and I are avid skiers, so when he told me that the lifts at our favorite resort were opening early for season pass holders one Saturday morning, I couldn’t resist. We got up early and managed to be the very first to get to the lift. Unbeknownst to me, Chris had been in communication with the mountain staff for months and had convinced them to open the lifts a half hour early just for the two of us.
There were a lot of people getting their skis together behind us, so I didn’t think anything of it at the time. The lift attendants played along and said it was going to be a beautiful day, but really busy since it was a special weekend for pass holders.
About half way up the lift, Chris brought my attention to the returning chairs on the opposite side. There was a sign on the back of the chair that said, “Hi hunny!” I didn’t catch on right away, but there was a total of 16 signs on the chairs that passed, each with a special memory or inside joke from our time together. When we got off the lift, the last sign at the top of the mountain said, “Will You Marry Me?”
We clicked our skis off, Chris got down on one knee, said some of the nicest words anyone has ever said to me and asked me to marry him. I said yes, and then two of our best friends came out of the background holding cameras and champagne glasses with our names engraved on them. We toasted on the top of Bear Mountain! ~Courtney P.
A Valentine’s Day Scene
Just last weekend, my boyfriend, Bob, took me to a nice restaurant for Valentine’s Day. While we were eating, he said to me, “I can’t believe they don’t have flowers on the tables for Valentine’s.” I told him that not all restaurants do things like that for holidays, and he insisted that he was going to ask the waiter to bring a flower for our table. I thought he was just being silly, but when the waiter walked by he stopped him and asked, “Can we please get some flowers for her here on the table?”
Although I was amazed that Bob would actually ask, the waiter simply said, “Sure no problem.” Bob turned to me and said that I needed a flower to take home. Suddenly, the waiter returned to our table and laid down a bouquet of long-stemmed, exotic flowers. He kept returning with bunch after bunch of beautiful exotic flowers, and soon more waiters came over with even more flowers. Each bouquet was tied with a pretty purple satin ribbon.
I was amazed by all of the beautiful bouquets, and before I knew it Bob standing up beside me. He said, “I wanted them to be special, because I want you to be my wife.” He dropped to his knee and asked, “Will you marry me?” I said, “Yes!” and the entire crowded restaurant shouted and applauded. ~Vicki G.
My True Love Gave to Me…
On Christmas Eve, my boyfriend brought over an advent calendar. He told me I couldn’t open the boxes until the next morning, so on Christmas Day I made him wake up early to read my first clue.
I opened the box and it read, “What is the last number of the year we met?” I eagerly moved on to box number six. Within six, there was another clue about our lives together, which lead to another and another. Finally, I got a note that said “Will you marry me? If yes, go to 24. If no, go to 23.”
I opened box number 24 to find a beautiful engagement ring! After I said yes, I looked in 23 just for fun—it had coal in it. It was such a sweet and wonderful way to start our lives together. ~Nina F.