Proposal Story #1
"I met him at the Club, in the VIP entrance. He was a bouncer there. The big Day was when he took me out to dinner at an Italian Restaurant, and gave me a card that had a Poem with a list of promises...after dinner he casually asked me if I wouldn't mind dropping off a CD at the club he used to work at. We walked in, and gave the CD to his friend. He walked me to the VIP area, where we first met and asked me if I remembered the first day we met - I of course said ‘yes’, how could I forget? He asked me to close my eyes, and I did...When he asked me to open them, I saw him on the floor with one knee. He took out the box that held the ring, and said, "You complete my life, Will you marry me?" I was shaking at this point. I started to cry and said ‘Yes, yes...I will.’ He took my hand, put it on, and walked me through the doors to the main dance floor. The DJ played our song, and we danced. I was so happy and shocked at the same time."
Lisa S., Mississauga
Proposal Story #2
"My fiancé and I have been together for four and a half years and every year, we go to Jasper in the fall. This year though, he wanted to take a trip earlier, around June and he wanted to surprise me by not telling me where we were going. He ended up taking me to JasperPark Lodge for the long weekend and taking me to the Edith Cavell Restaurant for dinner. That night after dinner, we were sitting in our room with the fireplace going, and watching TV. He got up for a moment and when he came back, he shut the TV off, looked at me and got down on one knee. He said, "We've been together for four and a half years and I'm ready now... will you marry me?" We both started to cry and I said yes. Then he pulled out the ring (from Spence, of course!) and slipped it on my finger. It was the most memorable moment of my life and I will cherish it forever."
Leeanne K., St. Albert, AB
Proposal Story #3
"My boyfriend and I went to Niagara FallsON for dinner. We had dinner at the Sheraton-Fallsview and it was beautiful overlooking the falls. When we were finished dinner he told me a story about the diamond in the falls. He said that it was in the middle of the falls, and that people had died trying to retrieve it, but that at night, sometimes you could see it if you looked at the right spot and the lights hit it just right. I refused to believe him, so after dinner he took me out to one of those telescopes that you look through and told me to look through it to see the diamond. Of course I couldn't see anything so he looked through and told me he could see it perfectly, so I looked a second time and he was holding the diamond ring at the end of the telescope, I couldn't believe it! I said yes!! (After I got over the shock)"
Kelly, Cambridge ON
Proposal Story #4
"My boyfriend and I had been dating for ten years, since high school, at the time he proposed. We had been to Spence to look at rings one day, and little did I know that the day we were there, he had actually bought the ring I liked right in front of me without my even knowing it. The representative we were dealing with was exceptional to have helped in hiding it from me. Three months later on New Years Eve of the millennium 2000, my boyfriend and I had a house party to attend. We were dressed in formal wear, and we decided to drop by The Millcroft (a very intimate restaurant/hotel in the country) for some drinks before the party. He took me outside and on to the bridge overlooking a beautiful waterfall and said "we have been together now for ten years and I want nothing more than to spend the next ten years with you as your husband" and presented the ring to me. I was in total shock. Finally after settling down and screaming "Oh my god", I said yes and slipped the ring on my finger. We went on to our party with all of our friends and brought in the new millennium the right way, together."
Proposal Story #5
"My husband and I went biking around Niagara-on-the-Lake and the WellandCanal area. We found a secluded area, parked our bikes and sat near the water's edge. My husband started to sing 'All I want is You' by U2. When he finished singing, he pulled out a piece of Kleenex from his water pouch and started to unwrap it. I thought he was going to blow his nose, but the ring was in the Kleenex. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. In the midst of tears, I said 'Of course'."
Suzanne, Mississauga, ON
Proposal Story #6
"Glen wanted to take me away for the weekend and I knew something was up. I didn't know where he was going to take me, only that I had to bring warm clothing and a bathing suit. We drove for what seemed like an eternity, and ended up at the Patterson-Kaye lodge in the Muskokas. Right in the middle of the site was a huge hot tub! He had rented a huge open-concept 2 level cottage right on the lake with a big fireplace, and had bouquets of flowers all around! He bought all the groceries and prepared my favorite dishes. After dinner the following day, he got down on his knees and popped the question. Who could say no, especially he presented me with a beautiful diamond engagement ring in a lovely custom 3 leaf setting, from Spence of course!"
Sonja H, TorontoON
Proposal Story #7
My boyfriend proposed when we were on an action with my parents at ManningPark Resort. His brother came down to visit us and together they decided how Anthony would "surprise" me. So the day before we were supposed to go home, Allan (Anthony's brother) and I took Anthony up to the top of the mountain for some last minute snow boarding, and while he was up there Allan was supposed to lead me to the ice ring. The night before, Anthony had used Kool-Aid to write a message on the ice ring: 'Laura Lee Marry Me.Orange Chair Lift 1 PM.' so at one o'clock, Anthony came speeding down the mountain. He dropped down on both knees (still strapped to the snowboard) and proposed to me. Then to top if off, right after he asked me, we went on a few more runs down the mountain. It was perfect."
Laura S, White Rock, BC
Proposal Story #8
"I had been away working on a cruise ship for four months when my boyfriend came to visit me. I had the feeling he was planning to propose, and I actually spent the entire cruise trying to convince him NOT to ask me! I had always been afraid of marriage, afraid of losing my independence. Then one night over a romantic dinner, he told me he had braved my father and asked for permission, and had even discussed it with my best friend. When I saw how much he cared, I knew I wasn't losing my independence, I was gaining something wonderful. On our last night at Disney World, with the sun going down and the castle lit in hues of pink, he took me to the water and got down on his knee. He was shaking like a leaf, I was in tears. Who knew it could be so wonderful?"
Melanie M., Toronto, ON
Proposal Story #9
"My fiancé and I had been together for five and a half years and had discussed marriage many times. I knew he was saving for the perfect ring. I however, did not want to wait any longer, so one night, we headed to the local pub for dinner, and I had the waitress put the ring in his drink. I was incredibly nervous and even started to cry before any words could come out. He just smiled at me, took my hands and waited. I asked him to marry me and he said yes. The waitresses and bartender came over and congratulated us and we both sat there smiling for the rest of the night."
Ashleigh S., Coquitlam, BC
Proposal Story #10
"My husband brought me to the top of the CalgaryTower and had the waiter put the ring in our champagne before we arrived. All through dinner the entire staff was staring at me. He proposed, I said "yes" and stared at him expectantly for my ring. He had to point out it was in the bottom of my glass, and had been for about an hour!"
J.O., Calgary, AB
Proposal Story #11
"My boyfriend did it the old fashion way....he first asked my father! He then proposed to me on the beach were I grew up in New Brunswick, on Canada Day at midnight. It was magical. We watched the fireworks from the beach. Of course, I said yes!"
Natalie, Edmonton, AB
Proposal Story #12
"One day, I was having the worst day of my life, and my boyfriend phoned and told me he had made dinner reservations at a favorite restaurant (The Conservatory at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel) for 8 that night. I was very reluctant to go, and when he showed up at 7:30 pm, I was still in grubby clothes, and I hadn't showered. I decided that I didn't want to go to dinner at all, and asked him to cancel our reservations. He tried to persuade me to go, and that it would make me feel better if I got all dressed up and went out and had a good time. I was getting upset because I thought he wasn't being supportive or understanding of how I was feeling, and I started to cry. But later I realized that he may be right, so I decided to get ready. At nine, we showed up at the restaurant, and were greeting by the maitre'd with champagne. I didn't even clue in to what was taking place, so I drank the champagne without a second thought. We had a beautiful candlelit dinner and two hours later, ordered dessert. We were waiting for the bill to arrive, when our waiter returned to our table and told my boyfriend that he had a phone call, and to come back to the kitchen to get the phone. While Rod was gone, I was thinking, "Who's calling him here?" Of course, I was thinking the worst, and was completely taken by surprise when Rod came back to our table, carrying a mirrored tray with candles, delicate desserts, and chocolate covered strawberries. Written in white chocolate on the mirror was "Will You Marry Me?" and the beautiful diamond ring was placed on the strawberries. He told me he loved me and asked me to be his wife. I said "Yes!" and the restaurant staff was applauding. I can't believe I had even considered turning down this magical night! Rod had spent his afternoon making the arrangements with the staff at The Conservatory to make everything so perfect."
Jennifer M., Calgary AB
Proposal Story #13
"My fiancé proposed to me on the beach of Ashbridges Bay. It was a very simple, but memorable proposal. He started a small fire, and had two large flute glasses filled with sparking wine. My glass held my engagement ring. After he made sure I saw the ring, he took it out from the glass, wiped it off and then bent down on one knee and said, "How about you and I forever, just us, just one!" When it comes down to the proposal, people in true love only notice the expression on each other's faces. The surrounding does not matter. The price of the expensive dinner does not matter. His words, actions and planning were simple, but intriguing. Sometimes fate can play a part in the proposal as well. After I said yes, a large Great Dane led its owner over to the blanket we were on and laid down on it!"
Jennifer C., Toronto, ON
Proposal Story #14
"My boyfriend decided to make me dinner, and it was all beautifully set with placemats (something he had never done before) and there was a rose in a vase at my place setting. When I sat down to eat, he kept saying how pretty the rose was and that I should smell it. And me, knowing that something was up; I thought it would be fun to be difficult, so I wouldn't smell the rose! Frustrated with me, he finally said "look in the damn rose". The ring was in the rose, and the rest is history. My proposal tip is if you want to surprise her, don't do anything out of the ordinary!"
Valerie S., Toronto, ON
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Proposal Story #15
"While we were on vacation in London, England, we took a cruise on the ThamesRiver. As our boat passed under the LondonBridge my boyfriend showed me the ring he had been hiding, and asked me to marry him. After many tears of shock and happiness I said yes. London will always be special to me now in so many ways. My proposal tip is to surprise her in a place that is special to her."
Ara F., Toronto, ON
Proposal Story #16
"My husband thought putting the ring inside a pumpkin (protected with a baggie, of course) would be romantic. Little did he know that I absolutely hate to dig the slimy 'guts' out. After a brief, but heated argument, I finally stuck my hand in and got the surprise of my life when I pulled out the baggie with the ring box. I felt like such a heel that I had to say yes!"
Marlena P., Farmington, MN
Proposal Story #17
"Propose in person, it's worth the plane ticket. My fiancé proposed to me over the internet, which considering our relationship began there seemed rather fitting. He asked me by email, and I said yes of course, but he wishes he'd done it in person first, just so he could've seen my face!"
Caroline G., Duncan, B.C.
Proposal Story #18
"My husband proposed in the car at the Middlegate Mall parking lot. I should have run from the car screaming, but my love for him was more overwhelming than the unromantic concrete surroundings. My advice is to pick a setting that is at least somewhat romantic."
Trish M., Langley, BC
Proposal Story #19
"If you're going to propose in one of the city's most popular parks, you may want to choose a time that's less crowded, like when it's gently raining. When my boyfriend insisted we go for a walk in Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Park during a torrential downpour, I knew something was up. Despite the wet feet, it was still a romantic moment."
Anne P., Vancouver, BC
Proposal Story #20
"If you want to propose on the top of a large structure (like the EiffelTower), don't drink two glasses of wine beforehand. It won't make that nervous feeling go away, but it's almost guaranteed to enhance any feelings of vertigo. We didn't make it to the top, and he completely forgot his speech, but it was one of the most beautiful moments of our lives. And the fact that he was a nervous wreck - even though we'd been together for 10 years already - made it even more wonderful."
Michelle H., Toronto, ON
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