The Proposal – Bride 2 Be Blog

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Yes ladies the moment I’ve been dreaming of since I was 6 years old is finally upon the horizon. So I guess I should start from the beginning when my fiancée proposed. It wasn’t your standard proposal in fact far from it. It was my birthday on the Saturday. On the Friday my fiancée cooked me a gorgeous meal, my favourite food, sparkling wine and I kept thinking oh my god oh my god this is it he’s going to propose. I spent the whole meal tapping my feet beaming at him as I genuinely thought he was going to.

Well he dropped a bomb shell on me after dinner. We were sitting there with full bellies still sipping our wine when he brought up the engagement topic. He said he loved me and really wanted to propose but he simply couldn’t afford it. My first reaction was dread my stomach clenched really tight and my throat started to close. Trying to fight off the tears that were trying to flood my eyes I didn’t speak. More because I couldn’t speak I had no words. It felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. So for about 15 mins I did nothing then hurricane Leonnie hit. I won’t lie, I hit the roof shouting, crying, pacing like a caged animal, you name it I did it! So after the storm had blown over, I calmed down but I was still really upset. I went to bed with a heavy heart.

So the next day he got up for football and left, yes he said good bye and gave me a kiss but I was still too annoyed to even say anything. I lay in bed and tried to get back to sleep. Amongst the ranting in my brain I must have fallen asleep. When I opened my eyes my fiancée was on his knees in front of me holding a small box. I frowned and shamefully thought oh great I threw a tantrum so he went and bought me a ring. He said

“Before you say anything I had this on me the whole night last night.  I just wanted to trick you and to make it more of a surprise because I knew you were expecting it. And I know how much you love surprises so I wanted it to be a surprise.”

My engagement ringAmongst all the emotions running through my body shock was the strongest. I guess deep in my heart I never really expected him to propose I may have day dreamed about it but truthfully I didn’t ever think this day would come. And here it was right in front of me for the taking. Well I did what was only natural I opened the box to find the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen. He had picked it himself and it was exactly what I’d always dreamed of, plus it was the right size too so big gold star for my fiancée.

I hadn’t spoken a word yet until I put the ring on and then – well imagine a red bull infused fairy with a high pitched voice – yep that was me! I threw myself into his arms screaming yes at the top of my lungs. Then came the tears, which made my laugh sound like a hysterical hyena. I was sooooooooooooooooo happy I couldn’t contain myself. So for the next hour I carried on crying laughing smiling and singing. I phoned everyone I could think of and all the while my fiancée was just watching me in floods of laughter. It was a brilliant moment, his trick worked I was surprised and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

imagine a red bull infused fairy with a high pitched voice – yep that was me!

Unbeknownst to me he had spoken to my mum who was in on the whole trick. In fact I found out she was the master mind behind it. Gotta love her for it though.

So He didn’t whisk me away to New York and propose in front of central park, he didn’t take me to a mountain top and propose there either. But what I did get was the best surprise of my life. It was simply perfect. I’d like to add as well I was napping so no make-up bed hair and he still proposed hehe.

The next leg of the journey is the dress and you really don’t want to miss that.

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Leonnie Turner-Bruce
About the author

Leonnie has worked with the WATC team for over 5 years. Leonnie also runs her own Design company www.destinydesigns.co.uk.

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