After an overwhelming response, BunchesDirect unveiled the winner of the $1000 Engagement Story Contest on Oct. 4, 2013.
Sarah I. of Ontario, Canada, was named the winner of the contest, with her story of being proposed to by her high school sweetheart after eight years of dating.
Sarah’s story caught the attention of the BunchesDirect staff who judged the contest. She and her fiancé Shaddy started off as friends in high school, and it soon blossomed into a relationship.
The proposal occurred on Sept. 31, 2012. The pair went for dinner, followed by a drive down a country road. Fate intervened, and Shaddy, driving, hit a deer that had already been hit and was laying on the side of the road. Both were understandably rattled by the turn of events, but little did Sarah know what Shaddy had in store. This unfortunate turn of events was a just a detour one of the greatest nights of the couple’s lives.He drove her to their old high school, to the spot where they first met. Shaddy had previously laid out an arrangement of candles and flowers. It was there that he got on his knee and proposed.
Sarah will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree towards Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect.
The Engagement Story was a great success, allowing BunchesDirect reach out to wide audience through its promotion on social media and the bunchesdirect.org blog.
The winning story can be viewed in Sarah’s own words at http://bunchesdirect.org/2013/09/engagement-contest-entry-sarah-i/. All of the entries received can be viewed at http://bunchesdirect.org/category/1000-engagement-contest/.
Sarah is thrilled to be named the winner of the contest.
“I just want to say that I thank you so much for this opportunity and for helping me create my dream wedding,” she wrote in an email to BunchesDirect staff. “This is absolutely amazing and don’t know how I can thank you! Can’t wait to tell my family the great news and tell them how our love story is what made this happen!”
BunchesDirect is America’s premier site for Bulk Flowers and premade Wedding Flowers. The company maintains its primary distribution center in Miami, Fla. and several throughout Canada. The main site is complimented by Canadian (www.bunchesdirect.ca) and Australian (www.bunchesdirect.com.au) editions, allowing the company to serve brides in three of the biggest international flower markets.
Sarah’s story can be viewed here.