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Balboa Island Proposal

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#1 melycherri

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    Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:24 PM




    Hi Everyone. This is our first post and we are so excited to read all the wedding threads...


    Here is our story:


    My Partner and I built our relationship on Balboa Island CA. He lived there prior to meeting me at the Landmark Steakhouse in Corona Del Mar CA. Our first date was spent on Balboa Island at a restaurant called the Newport Landing. Since then, we spent everyday together. We spent an hour everday watching the sun go down and watching the boats pass by on the water. It was sort of a daily ritual for us. After two years, Trevor started to arrange plans with his parents to propose. Mind you, my father had been in the hospital for a few weeks and we were worried about his health and if he would be able to recover. My mind was panicked those few weeks. With my fathers situation, Trevor decided to ask my dad for his permission to marry me while he was in the hospital. With my father's approval, Trevor quickly purchased a ring and proceeded with the planning.


    He decided to use his Family's Yacht for the proposal. He spent a full day painting a long banner with the words "Will you Marry Me Melody?" Funny story, he actually knocked himself out with the ceiling fan when trying to hang it up on the wall. Left him a big scar on his forhead for weeks.


    One Sat Morning, Trevor took me to the mall, all while staying in contact with his parents who were already on the boat. He was pretty clever to get me out of the mall as he did and drove to balboa island. He sat me down at the harbor, and just as I sat down, the yacht passed by with the banner on it, his friend who came up running behind me yelled at me to turn around and when I did, Trevor was already on one knee with the ring. Everybody at the harbor started clapping and cheering and our friends were there as well. He pulled it off so well!!!!


    To make the proposal even more perfect, my dad who was suppose to be in the hospital was waving to me on the boat. I was in tears! Come to find out, his surgery went perfectly well and he was restored to health. We cruised the harbor for a few hours. All the boat honked their horns and yelled congratulations. I felt so special! We had dinner with our family afterwards and were especially surprised by our gifts! Wedding bands for the both of us :)


    Couldn't have been a better proposal. Feel that I'm the luckiest bride.

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