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All the way from the Uk to Mexico to propose...and now back to get married!!

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#1 ~Katie~

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    Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

    I wasn't going to do this bit but after reading through other people's I can't resist!!


    we've been together properly for 2 years (one of those messy starts where you don't know where to count from lol) and known each other for just under 3. we met (kinda embarrasingly) off the net (amazing what it can be used for!) and haven't looked back since.

    In June 2008 we decided we deserved an all-out holiday (for us from the UK Mexico is a very expensive destination) for lots of reasons - this was our first holiday away together, we had both been through some tough years beforehand and between us we hadn't been on holiday abroad in 10 years! We quickly decided on Mexico and February 2009 we set off to The Grand Riviera Princess hotel, RM. and it was perfect.

    I was so excited to be away on holiday with the man I loved.

    At the end of the second day there (first full day after arriving) we went for a lovely dinner, then for a few drinks at the bar. Chris suggested we took our drinks to one of the hut pontoon things on the lagoon (sorry, no idea what to call them!!). he said he was going back to the room to get a beer so I waited and set a chair out opposite me and moved another one out the way to make it more romantic when he got back. When he returned, he sat on the seat next to me, not the seat opposite I'd set out...strange I thought, but ok. he looked really fidgety and started talking but another couple came down and sat next to us!! Chris then suggested we take our drinks back to our hotel balcony/terrace to make it more romantic.

    Back at the hotel terrace, he gave me a little shoulder massage and started saying all these really lovely things....I was so totally clueless I was just sat there thinking in my head 'wow, you're great on holiday, so romantic and loving...we'll have to go away more often'!!!!!! then he asked me 'you know how much I love you don't you'....and me having loved how loving he'd been and wanting more said 'no. tell me'!! oops! but he did...then whilst I was still sat on the chair from the mini massage, he came round to the side of me at my level and asked if I loved him enough to marry him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    OMG!!!! I have never been more shocked in my life!! I was so not expecting it, I hadn't even noticed when he came round the side of me that he was even on one knee! The first I realised was when he pulled out the ring and asked the question!

    Turns out he'd had the ring, in it's box, in his back pocket - no wonder he couldn't sit down on the lagoon or back at the hotel balcony!!

    But the best bit...

    he'd asked my dad before we'd left to go away, he'd bought me the most gorgeous platinum ring (which was a perfect fit!) and he'd told my closest friends before we went. it was all so well thought out and perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

    The rest of the 2 weeks went past in a blissful blur and now we're planning on our wedding - back in Mexico!!

    And that is my fairytale so far!!

    #2 KarenM

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      Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:06 PM

      Congratulations to you two!! What a romantic exciting engagement and how wonderful you'll be returning to RM for your wedding! And wow! You already have 21 booked! How great! Good luck with the rest of your planning!

      #3 autjo

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        Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:11 PM

        So cute! I love that he asked your dad before you left. Thanks for sharing :)

        #4 *Karla*

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          Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:34 PM

          That so sweet that he asked your dad first. Congrats Katie, and everyone you have invited is already booked too, WOW!

          #5 shellk

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            Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:57 AM

            katie that sounds wonderful no wonder you said yes.

            are you going back to the same resort around the same time?

            can i ask what was the weather like in feb?

            #6 Ginalyn

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              Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:34 PM

              Thanks for sharing! What a cute story!

              #7 YaelM


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                Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:54 PM

                Congrats!! Great story and so fun that you are going back to Mexico for your wedding!!

                #8 YaelM


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                  Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:54 PM

                  Congrats!! Great story and so fun that you are going back to Mexico for your wedding!!

                  #9 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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                    Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:21 AM

                    So cute :) Great story!!

                    #10 Willeme

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                      Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:10 AM

                      Congratulations! Katie that is a great story, all the best!

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