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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s Amanda s.’ entry, of a hot summer day and a cool proposal on the beach.

 

My fiancé proposed to me on a beautiful, sunny day during a walk along the Tacoma waterfront.  Eric and I had met online only 6 months before the proposal, but he already knew exactly what I would want.  On June 4, 2013, he picked me up at the Light Rail station after work.  We stopped at his house to take care of his dog and then we headed to the waterfront.  It was the hottest day of the year to that point.  I had on a spaghetti strapped dress, and was still warm.  So, I couldn’t understand why he insisted on bringing his coat.  I must have asked him 10 times if he really wanted to carry it—it was so hot!  He insisted that it was just easier to take it and we were on our way.  We walked, hand in hand, on the path that winds its way along the waterfront.  We stopped to watch someone parasailing and to admire the view of the mountains in the distance.  We stopped for a few moments on various benches, but then, we would walk again, only to stop at the next empty bench.  I didn’t understand why we kept stopping, but he had a plan!

He knew that I did not want a public proposal.  So, on that busy afternoon, he waited until we found a secluded bench where we were not going to be noticed, surrounded, or cheered for.  We found our secluded bench and sat and talked and stared at the water.  Then, he took a deep breath and reached into his pocket.  He had written his proposal out because he didn’t want to forget anything.  His hand was shaking as he read the most beautiful proposal to me.  I always thought I would cry when a man got down on one knee and asked me “the question”, but I was so overjoyed and so happy, but I just smiled.  He knelt down and pulled a ring box from his coat pocket.  “Amanda Shutters, will you marry me?” he asked, hands still shaking.  I think I said “Of course!”  Though, I’m not really sure what I said.  I was too excited to think and quickly put the ring on my left hand.  I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.  He wanted me to be able to share the news with my friends and family, who all lived on the east coast, so he purposely proposed in the early afternoon.  We sat on the bench a while, hand in hand, while I stared at the diamond on my finger.  “Mrs. Lattin,”  I said.  I couldn’t wait.

Eventually, I was able to call my parents, best friend, brother and grandparents.  I sent a few picture messages of the ring to others letting them figure it out.  We stayed on the bench, not wanting the moment to end, until we both could feel our skin burning in the hot sun.  We ended our walk with a “selfy” picture of the two of us beaming on “our” bench.

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s Marie’s Entry — a story with a bunchesdirect connection to it!

Pierre-Marc and I have been together for almost ten years when he did propose, at the end of summer of 2012.  The story that led to that wonderful and unforgettable moment began at my mom’s wedding, on May 19, 2012.

A wonderful wedding, by the way, as my mom did buy the flowers from you guys.  All white and red roses.  They were stunning.  When the time came for my mom to throw the bouquet, it fell right in front on me, and I caught it!  The celebrant, which happened to be the mother of my stepfather, came to see Pierre-Marc and said:  “Well my boy, congratulations, you’re next!”  It was kind of funny, strange and touching at the same time.

Then, Pierre-Marc thought it out. A few months later,  he invited me for a nice dinner and  made his grand proposal.  No wonder I said yes!  We love each other so much. We were supposed to get married this summer, but  we just had a beautiful baby boy, and we decided to tie the knot on June, 2014.

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s Sandra’s entry, of a Christmas to remember.

 

My fiancé proposed to me on Christmas morning. It was our son’s first Christmas.  I was sitting on the couch and he passed me a gift.  I never noticed he was on one knee.  I opened up the gift and saw a really cute cuddly teddy bear, so I yanked him out of the box.

When I did I heard something hit the bottom of the box, so I looked in the box and there was the ring.  I looked up and instantly started crying, and he asked if I would marry him. As I was balling my eyes out and saying yes, that’s when I finally noticed he was on one knee.

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s Jenna’s entry, of a new year’s eve party for the ages.

This story I feel is more entertaining due to the fact that Travis duped me for a solid month and even had me believe that he was carrying the ring in a contact case the entire time as opposed to the lovely red box that it really came in.

It starts in at Thanksgiving of 2012, we decided to host Thanksgiving for our immediate families, and low and behold due to the timing, I completely thought that the ring was coming that day. Travis was giving all sorts of hints and being super secretive about this contact case that he kept with him at all times. I was picking up things one day while in preperations of turkey day and low and behold i picked up the case and he started freaking out. I then ask what in the world is in this case, and of course he opens it up and inside was actually a filling that had fell out of his mouth about month prior to that, and he said that he carried it with him everyday to remind him to floss. To which of course I respond with, “its not a ring!”…his response “of course not honey, if i were getting you a ring, it wouldn’t fit in a contact case.”Fast forward two days, a discussion in the car: Travis says “Well honey, I suppose I am going to want to talk to your dad at Christmas so that I can make sure he is ok with me getting added to the family as well as giving you away as lets face it, forever is a long time.” (me now super excited starts arranging it to happen)

Christmas comes and goes and with the many festivities that are had, I am getting bombarded from people asking “has it happened, has it happened?” And Christmas comes and goes and it never happens. I am of course getting anxious and nervous and well impatient as any girl would in this time.Finally, New Years Eve is here and we are going out like we normally do, me all dressed up in a fancy dress and him in a nice looking black suit. We head to dinner with some of our friends and then proceed to head to the party of the evening at a friends house where all of our closest friends were at. All night I am getting text messages of “its gonna happen, has it happened, we want pics” to which my response was, “give it a rest, i just want to enjoy my night, i will let you know if it happens, but tonight its not gonna, so relax.” (yes i was a little frustrated) I sent my last text like that at 11:40 pm….at that point we all start gathering together in the main area of the house and getting champagne glasses and what not, getting ready for the count down. At this point Travis starts making a speech and I am looking at him, like “you idiot, seriously you are 10 minutes early, please stop being dumb” and he continues his speech by saying: “Thanks everyone for such a great year, and I appreciate you all for being here tonight and I hope everyone’s 2013 is as much fun as I am about to have.”

He then proceeds to get down on one knee and says “Jenna, Will you marry me?”…I stare down in shock as I can’t believe this just happened and I know it was probably like 2 secs, but for me it felt like an eternity before I could formulate the words to say “Yes of course!” …at that point…we hugged and everyone was celebrating, and then 5 minutes later Travis goes “Jenna you realize you have to wear this now” and he proceeds to put the ring on my finger. He tells me at the point that everyone at the party knew it was happening so we were able to get some action shots of the engagement as he wanted to make sure we had a couple. He then also says “You may want to call your parents as they are waiting for the phone call, they have known since before Thanksgiving that this was going to be happening tonight.”

And now after 9 months of planning…we only have 6 months to go before our March 1, 014 wedding! Best day ever!

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s Veronica’s entry, of small town love that flourished through the web.

 

Brian & I met on www.singlesnet.com. Coming from a small town like Yoakum, TX, I know that’s a little “unconventional”, to say the least, but the minute I met Brian, I knew he was THE ONE. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine meeting someone on the internet, whom  I would spend the rest of my life with. Crazy, right?  We began emailing each other before the disaster known as Hurricane Ike. Brian and I would talk on the phone for the 2 weeks while I was out of work before we actually met in person. On the day we met, I felt confident enough that he wasn’t a psycho so I allowed him to pick me up like a “real” date. The moment I saw him, I think we BOTH knew.

We went to a trendy English  soccer bar to have drinks, and the rest is history. We have been inseparable since September 24, 2008. Here we are, almost 6 years later, finalizing our plans for both of our 1st weddings! I believe that Brian is an EXCELLENT choice for my FIRST marriage…just kidding! I absolutely LOVE this man! I knew he was the man of my dreams because, when I met him, he was his elderly father’s caretaker. He could not bring himself to put his father’s care into someone else’s hands. He did this for several years, while working a full time job. It was difficult, but we managed. During this time, my Mom fell ill and guess who was there to help me during my time of need. You guessed right…Brian was there. I cannot think of a better break than receiving more of your beautiful flowers than we have already purchased.Thank you!!

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s mELanie’s entry, which involves not one, but two proposals, with an assist from the engagement  photographer.

 

To be honest I knew it was coming!! I overheard Payton ( my fiancé) telling my brother that he was going to marry me some day. He was not very good at hiding it either… he started asking what style of ring I liked and leaving open web pages from jewelry stores. From the very beginning Payton and I knew we were starting something special. He tried to take me to dinner, but I refused to go.. I was too exhausted from a busy week at work. So he got down on his knee right then and there. I know I know.. not so romantic, but it was really sweet.. Well after announcing our engagement poor Payton got sooooo much crap for not asking me in a “romantic” way. I loved the way he asked me, but I could tell he was having regrets on not asking me in a better way.

So after getting a new diamond and my ring needing to be sized.. Payton talked to the jeweler and had him trick me into thinking that my ring was not going to be ready for at least another week. I was pretty upset because we had our engagement photos set up for that weekend. So we decided to take our engagement photos without my ring. Half way through the session Payton surprised me with my new ring and he got down on one knee. He apologized for not giving me the romantic proposal story I deserved and re asked me to marry him. It was a very untraditional way to ask, but I love our story and best of all the photographer caught the moment.