Hello beautiful brides and wedding enthusiast,
I am so thankful and excited to be the new resident bride blogger for Wedding Republic. And what better way to introduce myself than sharing how I became a bride, in other words “the proposal story”, the story I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. And might I add, my fiancé truly made that dream come true.
The night started off with a fancy dinner at Mr. B’s, the scene of our first date over six years ago. After dinner, Alain suggested we take a walk to digest the big pasta dinner we just ate. As a runner and someone who loves to walk, this was not out of the norm for us as a couple to do. The air was chilly, the moon was out, the moment was just perfect. We walked up a little path and off in the distance I saw a glimmer of the street light bouncing off some plastic wrapping paper. As we walked closer, a white rose was leaning against the tree.
Confused and delighted, I looked up at Alain and asked him what was the occasion. With a suspicious smirk on his face he just took my hand and led to me down the path to another tree, where waiting for us was a picnic basket, a blanket, a bottle of champagne and two glasses of wine. Again, shocked and confused I looked at Alain, then at the rose, then back at Alain.
At this point Alain could see I wasn’t quite connecting the dots and encouraged me to smell the rose. That is when the moon lit up the beautiful white gold diamond ring placed in the centre of the rose.
Alain took the ring and held my hand, then got on his knee and asked me the biggest question of our lives: “will you marry me.”
Of course you all know the happy ending and the reason I am now blogging for you all. I said yes!
I look forward to sharing my adventures as I plan my wedding. Stay tuned for lessons learned and tips on planning a wedding I will discover on my way to the biggest day of my life.
Until next time,
Live the life of a bride, one fairytale at a time…
Follow Kristine on Twitter: @kristinesimpson
Note: For the sake of not boring anyone, the story you read above was the short, less detailed version. You can read the rest of the “proposal story” on my personal blog, complete with a “her side” and “his side” component.