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Old 27.02.2011, 06:14
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

In Rome, in 2006
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Old 27.02.2011, 14:40
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Copenhagen/France, August 2000.
We'd been talking about it since starting dating 6 months previously and were now 6 weeks into a long-distance relationship so my now-husband proposed to me over the phone!
Poor students that we were, we forewent the "proper" engagement rings, getting plain gold bands instead, which we then re-used for our wedding in November 2001.

Really nice to see that at least a few other people went for practical over romantic.
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:42
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Poor students that we were, we forewent the "proper" engagement rings, getting plain gold bands instead, which we then re-used for our wedding in November 2001.
Actually, this used to be the standard in Germany, until Globalization of wedding habits kicked in some decades ago. You would buy the wedding bands, have the names and the date of the engagement engraved, and wear them on your left hand. At the wedding, you would move it to the right. The background is that the engagement was considered to be very, very serious, so you wanted to signal this to the world the same way as the later wedding - also the man.
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

My husband took me to Barcelona, planned a trip to La Sagrada Familia and proposed to me on the side of the cathedral with the Nativity!

Before going to Barcelona he went to see my Dad and ask for my hand, all of this and we are both in our forties!

What a treasure!
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Old 27.02.2011, 18:10
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

By phone.

I was in Paris on business, my wife to be in Zurich at work.

I phoned her so that she could ask me (29th of February), even made her get on her knee!

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Old 20.04.2011, 09:26
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Ok my turn in this now

First of all a bit of backround. My OH jockingly asks me to marry him every day. Usually the conversation is something like this:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him. Oh ok then

And thats it.

Two days ago it went a bit differently:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him: OK then. So if i do this *kneels on the floor* and give you this *shows me an amazing ring* will you marry me?

I guessed i better say yes :P
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Old 20.04.2011, 09:34
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Ok my turn in this now

First of all a bit of backround. My OH jockingly asks me to marry him every day. Usually the conversation is something like this:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him. Oh ok then

And thats it.

Two days ago it went a bit differently:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him: OK then. So if i do this *kneels on the floor* and give you this *shows me an amazing ring* will you marry me?

I guessed i better say yes :P
CONGRATULATIONS !
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Old 20.04.2011, 09:37
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Our first date was 4 September 2008 in Greece. He was there for the holidays.
We were together for about ten days and then he had to go back to work in Singapore.
A week after he invited me to go for the F1 race. I said i' 'll visit you for 5 days. I never left.
On May the 1st he proposed to me:
he drove me to the airport, lying that he had to pick up a friend. Instead he rented a plane, he took me up 1000 feet over my hometown headed for my neighborhood, and started orbiting over my home, the very place I was born and bred.
That’s were he presented the ring and told me “if you don’t accept, I’ll crush this plane on your home”. You see, my parents, his parents, my brother and his kids were all down there, waving at us from the terrace, the patio, the ceiling. They all knew! How could I say no now? Wasn’t I forced to accept? He then took me higher, about 3000 feet, into the clouds (literally), and the dream was perfect.
Our wedding was on 19 September 2009. We had 800 guest from almost 20 countries. It was amazing.
I love you Theo (my husband).
I bet he earns more than 120k ! oops wrong thread
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Once upton a time, long long long ago... I took the measurement of my then gfs ring size without her knowing and got a ring. Then once when we were sitting holding hands, as usual, and was fumbling with her fingers playfully, I slipped the ring on it when she was not looking.

After a while when she realised there was a ring on her finger, the shocked, joyful look on her face and the hug was so beautiful!

I used to be so sweet and charming...
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Old 20.04.2011, 11:09
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Once upton a time, long long long ago... I took the measurement of my then gfs ring size without her knowing and got a ring. Then once when we were sitting holding hands, as usual, and was fumbling with her fingers playfully, I slipped the ring on it when she was not looking.

After a while when she realised there was a ring on her finger, the shocked, joyful look on her face and the hug was so beautiful!

I used to be so sweet and charming...
I like your style of giving gifts
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Old 20.04.2011, 11:13
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Sipping a pint of the Black Stuff in the Crown Bar in Belfast;
"Shall we look at rings"
"OK then"

Short visit to jewellers, back to the pub;
"Shall we get marrried then?"
"Yeah, I suppose so"


Or something to that effect.
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Old 20.04.2011, 11:16
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

I was in Africa on business and heard about Tanzanite. I went to Arusha and went on recommendation to a Massai village and bought a beautiful stone.Brought it home and gave it to my gf and told her I would like to make an engagement ring out of it.
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I like your style of giving gifts
Haha... You know how it works with girlies. Have you noticed how the girls are screaming on the roller coasters? They just love the sudden fast paced ups and downs and same with emotions.

For like Valentines I would arrive with no flowers or roses, except for one concealed in the sleeve of my jacket, then watch her face drop "no flowers, no gifts?" - "No, I told you I dont really believe in Valentines, the only thing important is love and how we feel about each other."

Then whilst she is giving you a half hearted hug and kiss, pull out the rise from your sleeve behind her back, and then wave it across her face.

Ohh man... All worth the trouble afterwards!!

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I was in Africa on business and heard about Tanzanite. I went to Arusha and went on recommendation to a Massai village and bought a beautiful stone.Brought it home and gave it to my gf and told her I would like to make an engagement ring out of it.
Very nice.

Did you also feed her porkies, how you had to fight off serpents and beasts and being chased by angry band of tribal warriors to get the stone?
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Maldives, beautiful afternoon, very relaxing setting, us playing chess at the beach bar... i almost lost the game and then started arguing that I confused the chess figures so the whole game didn't count and we should repeat it... my then-bf loughed and said that i am such bad loser... then he said that he is going to pick up smth from the room and left. i was actually quite annoyed as I really hate losing and that he was making jokes about me losing the game (even worse... arghhh!)... so i went to the beach and watched the ocean... He approached me very quietly and got on his knee and pulled out a beautiful ring and proposed. I was speechless ... I said "yes" of course...

Later I asked him why he chose this particular moment as to me it wasn't the perfect romantic set-up from the very beginning. He answered that when I started arguing over the chess game he realized how much he loved me. He said it only could be me who would argue in such a doomed situation and that his feelings are strong enough to love me in any situation and in any of my mood swings...then I asked what his reaction would be if I said "no".. his response was that he would ask me again and again!...
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Old 20.04.2011, 11:52
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Ok my turn in this now

First of all a bit of backround. My OH jockingly asks me to marry him every day. Usually the conversation is something like this:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him. Oh ok then

And thats it.

Two days ago it went a bit differently:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him: OK then. So if i do this *kneels on the floor* and give you this *shows me an amazing ring* will you marry me?

I guessed i better say yes :P
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Great news Gata
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Old 20.04.2011, 12:14
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Ok my turn in this now

First of all a bit of backround. My OH jockingly asks me to marry him every day. Usually the conversation is something like this:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him. Oh ok then

And thats it.

Two days ago it went a bit differently:

Him: Will you marry me?
Me: No. You are not on your knee and you dont have a ring
Him: OK then. So if i do this *kneels on the floor* and give you this *shows me an amazing ring* will you marry me?

I guessed i better say yes :P
Congratulations
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Old 20.04.2011, 17:13
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Mine proposed in our garden in front of my parents after 2 mugs (yes mugs) of red wine. And then we went to a big bible study. He was the main attraction (not much foreigners there) in that home church in the middle of an unknown village. He went onstage and told everyone that i will be his Mrs. soon, all sweaty and teary eyed.

My sister´s husband knelt in front of my parents to ask for my sister´s hand. I guess he thought thats how its done in our country. Weird.
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Old 20.04.2011, 17:22
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Re: How/where did you propose/get proposed to?

Very nice.

Did you also feed her porkies, how you had to fight off serpents and beasts and being chased by angry band of tribal warriors to get the stone?[/QUOTE]

I may have slightly embellished the negotiation of the stone story........
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Old 20.04.2011, 18:03
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Gee ! this happens 44 years ago
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Old 21.04.2011, 06:49
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Thanks guys! It was by far the best 3 day vacation ever!
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